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Zavala Named New Track Superintendent

Pedro Zavala has been named as the new track superintendent at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The 26-year-old served as assistant track superintendent at Fair Grounds for the past five years following three years on the track crew at Arlington Park. “As we interviewed candidates from around...

Fair Grounds Horses Piling Up Graded Stakes Wins All Across North America

Through the first half of 2010, horses that raced or trained at Fair Grounds last season have gone on to win 15 graded stakes races at other tracks. Blame, Drosselmeyer, Rachel Alexandra, General Quarters, Champagne d'Oro and Tizaqueena are just a few of them. Click the headline for the full story.

Fair Grounds Horses Piling Up Graded Stakes Wins

Through the first half of 2010, horses that raced or trained at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last season have gone on to win 15 graded stakes races at other tracks. Two of those races were among the sport’s most prestigious events—the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park and the Stephen Foster...

Fair Grounds to Offer Voodoo Parking and Shuttle Service

Music fans headed to the Voodoo Experience in City Park Oct. 29-31 now have the option of parking at nearby Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The secure, well-lit parking lot at Fair Grounds will be open to concertgoers all three days of Voodoo and a steady flow of shuttles will be available...

Tastings at the Track are Back!

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and Dorignac’s Food Center present Tastings at the Track, a series of Wednesday night wine tastings showcasing 25 top wines for $25 per person. Tickets are available at Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie) and, if not sold out, will be available at the...

Three Louisiana Derby Runners in Belmont Stakes; OTBs Open Early Saturday for Superb Betting Card

Fair Grounds OTBs Open Early Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for Superb Belmont Day Card Whatever Saturday’s 142nd Belmont Stakes lacks in terms of star power without Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Preakness Stakes hero Lookin at Lucky, it more than makes up for as a horseplayer’s gambling smorgasbord...

Fair Grounds to Host Bank of America Challenge Championships November 19

The fastest horses in the world will meet in New Orleans for the first time when Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hosts the Bank of America Challenge Championships with four Grade I races for American Quarter Horses on November 19. The Friday night program will feature 13 stakes races in all,...

Super Saturday! Watch and Wager on the Preakness at Fair Grounds OTBs

The Triple Crown quest of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Louisiana-born jockey Calvin Borel in the Preakness Stakes will be front and center Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, as well as all 10 Fair Grounds OTB & Casino locations throughout Southeast Louisiana. The 135th...

2010-2011 Live Thoroughbred Meet Will Open On Thanksgiving Day

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, a return to the traditional holiday opener following two years of early-to-mid-November debuts. The 84-day Thoroughbred meeting will run through March 27, 2011, with five live...

Fair Grounds Will Return to Thanksgiving Opener for 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, a return to the traditional holiday opener following two years of early-to-mid-November debuts. The 84-day Thoroughbred meeting will run through March 27, 2011, with five live...