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Fair Grounds Runners Well Represented in Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries

By James Scully, Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Breeders’ Cup horses Pre-Entries for the 32nd Breeders’ Cup on October 30 and 31 were released Wednesday and include 10 horses that competed at Fair Grounds during the 2014-15 season as well as a distinguished performer from the 2013-14 meet. I’m a...

Welcome to the 144th Thoroughbred Racing Season

  KEY DATES TO KNOW: 144TH THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON NEW ORLEANS (November 6, 2015) – The 144th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is approaching, with Opening Day scheduled for Thursday, November 19. Here are some key dates throughout the season to help fans...

Starlight Racing Dates

Experience the thrill of live racing with a twist! Join us under the stars for a full night of action. Dance to live music in the Clubhouse from 7-11pm. Experience an exciting club scene with DJs spinning in the Miller Time Beer Garden from 6-10pm. We have an all-star music line up this year...

Kerwin Clark on Kentucky Oaks Win with Lovely Maria

(Photo David J. Phillip/AP Photo) By Brian W. Spencer   At the age of 56, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots mainstay Kerwin “Boo Boo” Clark enjoyed the best month of his 40-year riding career, capped off with a victory aboard Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria in Friday's Grade I $1 million...

141st Kentucky Derby & Oaks Picks

Fair Grounds Racing Analyst, Brian W. Spencer, shares his picks for the 141st Running of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Brian W. Spencer's Selections: 141st Kentucky Oaks Brian W. Spencer's Selections: 141st Kentucky Derby Follow Brian's picks during the Fair Grounds off season at...

Graham, Amoss, Moss Capture Meet Titles

Three players who teamed up for several scores throughout the 143rd thoroughbred racing season were named meet champions at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots where James Graham was named leading rider, Tom Amoss named leading trainer and Maggi Moss named leading owner. A pair of 3-year-olds who...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 29

@AdolphsonRacing ON TO KENTUCKY FOR INTERNATIONAL STAR AND I’M A CHATTERBOXBoth International Star and I’m a Chatterbox exited their respective wins in the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby and Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks in good shape, per their conditioners.  Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey...

Stakes Recaps: Louisiana-bred Stakes

Before Fair Grounds & Slots hosted four Grade II races on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day card, 42 Louisiana-breds competed in a quartet of restricted stakes races showcasing the Pelican State’s finest. Keith Plaisance’s Eddie Johnston-trained Pacific Pink captured the first stakes race of her...

Stakes Recap: Mervin H. Muniz, Jr. Memorial Handicap

 John Wentworth’s Chocolate Ride has produced anything but a rocky road for those involved with him – in fact, he continues to make history for his connections.  Two weeks ago, he was the first horse ever to record a workout on the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course and...

Call Me George Gives James Graham 2,000th Win in New Orleans Handicap

 In Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, I’m a Chatterbox turned in not a scintillating frontrunning performance like her January Silverbulletday Stakes score, nor did she produce a dramatic closing effort as in February’s Grade III Rachel...