Home of the Louisiana Derby

News

Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Promotions: Free Ultimate PPs and Hit It & Split It!

All Twin Spires Club players who hit Saturday's $100,000-Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick Four at Fair Grounds through a TwinSpires.com wager will win a share of 1,000,000 bonus Twin Spires Club points. Also, Brisnet is offering free Ultimate Past Performances on the All-Stakes Pick Four, which you can...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Fair Grounds notes 1/22/10.

Lecomte tops Fair Grounds stakes bonanza Eleven colts and geldings will attempt to raise their profile for this year's classics in Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte S. (G3) at Fair Grounds, one of six stakes on a marathon 13-race program dubbed the "Road to the Derby Kickoff" card. Now run at...

Lecomte-bound Citrus Kid Happy to Be in Louisiana

Local authorities normally frown on attempts to ship Florida citrus to Louisiana, but when it comes to shipping the highly regarded 3-year-old Citrus Kid from South Florida’s Palm Meadows training center to Fair Grounds for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes as the centerpiece event of its “Road...

Lecomte-bound Citrus Kid Happy to Be in Louisiana

Local authorities normally frown on attempts to ship Florida citrus to Louisiana, but when it comes to shipping the highly regarded 3-year-old Citrus Kid from South Florida’s Palm Meadows training center to Fair Grounds for Saturday’s Grade II Lecomte Stakes as the centerpiece event of its “Road to...

Fair Grounds Donates Saints Tickets to Young Cancer Patient

A nine-year-old Drew Brees fan staying at New Orleans’ Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge while undergoing cancer treatment will attend Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with her mother courtesy of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The young girl, McKenzie Meaux, and her mother, Julie Bourgeois, are...

Saturday is Road to the Derby Kickoff Day!

New to the races or looking for details on specials and promotions? Click the headline above for a quick summary of everything you need to know about Saturday’s big day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, featuring 3-year-olds on the Road to the Derby in the Lecomte Stakes, plus five other...

Saturday is Road to the Derby Kickoff Day!

Here's a summary of everything you need to know about Saturday’s big day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. What the heck is going on Saturday?It’s the 66th annual running of the Lecomte Stakes, the first of three major races at Fair Grounds that help determine which top 3-year-old...

Early First Post on Super Sunday at 11:30 am CST

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has moved up first post for Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, to 11:30 a.m. CST. The nine-race program will end by 3:30 p.m. CST, giving local Who Dats plenty of time to enjoy the races before settling in for the biggest football game in New Orleans Saints history....

Lecomte News: Citrus Kid, Maximus Ruler, Worldly Breeze

Three-year-old Maximus Ruler, the morning line 4-1 second choice for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes, drilled four furlongs in :48 2/5 on Tuesday morning with Francisco Torres up.  Trainer Clark Hanna likes what he has seen from Maximus Ruler in recent weeks and expects a good effort in the...

General Quarters Ready to March Again in Louisiana Handicap

Tom McCarthy, the 76-year-old owner and trainer of the one-horse stable that consists of last spring’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes winner General Quarters, watched his horse gallop around the Fair Grounds course Tuesday morning in preparation for Saturday’s $75,000 Louisiana Handicap as part of the...