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Princess, Ponies & Superheroes Family Day 2018

At our Family Day on February 17, your kids will have the chance to meet their favorite superheroes and princesses as well as bounce in the inflatables and pet ponies! All happening during live thoroughbred horse racing, which includes 6 stakes races worth over $1.02 million! Admission to the tent...

Fair Grounds to Host 57 Stakes Worth $6.69 Million in 146th Thoroughbred Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening Day is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes. The stakes schedule...

146th Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening Day is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes. The stakes schedule...

Fair Grounds His & Hers Locals Headed to Breeder’s Cup

  2016 Louisiana Derby Winner Gun Runner qualified for the Breeder’s Cup on September 1 when he won the 64th Woodward Stakes at Saratoga in a record breaking time. In 1:47:43 with Florent Geroux aboard, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride, Gun Runner, went uncontested in the race outdistancing...

Smoking Courtyard includes Slot Machines

We've re-vamped our Smoking Courtyard so you can smoke and play all day! Our indoor slots facility is still smoke-free but now you have the option to play outdoors in our newly remodeled courtyard. Stop by today to take a peek at the changes!

2017-18 Starlight Racing Dates

The 146th Thoroughbred racing season is underway at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots! Starlight Racing, presented by Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Absolut, Jameson, Event Producers and B97, Lamarque Ford, is the popular “see and be seen” series at Fair Grounds features live racing, entertainment and...

Summer Sausage Sprint Wiener!

Photo by Hodges Photography. Over 30 local dachshunds raced to beat not only each other, but the rain! The day started with 4 semi-final heats in which the top 3 earned positions in the finale. Cork took first place, followed by Cowboy & DooDoo! You can view all of the live races on our...

Ride of Your Life Winner - Jose S.!

Congratulations to our Ride of Your Life Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Winner, Jose S.! On Friday, August 4, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosted the finale event for the three-month long promotion. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres leading up to the revealing moment at 9pm. We'd like to thank...

Exotic Racing with Ostriches & Camels

Exotic Animal Racing Back by popular demand and increased to a total of three races, Camel and Ostriches are on the card Friday, August 25th.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early as exotic races are currently scheduled to run just after 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., respectively.  On...

Fair Grounds First Summer Sausage Sprint

Since you've enjoyed our annual Wiener Dog Racing in March, we have added a second date of family fun - the Summer Sausage Sprint on Saturday, August 19. First Post is 3pm. Due to an abundance of entries, the ever-popular Spring Wiener Dog Racing Card returns in the inaugural Wiener Dog Summer...