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Play the New "Black Gold 5" and Strike It Rich!

Fair Grounds has added a new daily jackpot carryover wager to its offerings for the 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season. The Black Gold 5 requires a bettor to hold the lone successful ticket with the winners of five consecutive races. On cards when there is no single-ticket winner, half of the pool is...
The 2011 Fair Grounds Oaks winner Daisy Devine rolls to victory in Saturday's Pa

FG Oaks Winner 'Daisy' is 'Devine' in Pago Hop

Last spring’s Fair Grounds Oaks winner Daisy Devine proved she could transfer her abilities to the local grassy going by winning the 25th renewal of the $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes by 2 1/4-lengths over the newly-reconditioned Stall-Wilson turf course at the Crescent City oval on Saturday....
Black Gold, the 1924 Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby winner.

Black Gold, Risen Star, Whirlaway Head "Field" for Nov. 26 Legends Purse

The 1924 Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold, the dual classic winner Risen Star and the 1941 Triple Crown winner Whirlaway head a list of 12 racing immortals to be represented in the Nov. 26 Fair Grounds Legends Purse, a race featuring contemporary horses...

Your Guide to Our 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season

  Everything you need to know about Fair Grounds is in the 24-page 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season Guide, available in the Nov. 15 issue of Gambit Weekly. Contents include a preview of the Nov. 26 Fair Grounds Legends Purse, bios on top jockeys and trainers, details on Clubhouse dining...

Handicapping Tournaments Aplenty at Fair Grounds Meet

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has added two new handicapping contests to the schedule for its upcoming 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season, including the first-ever Fair Grounds NHC Superqualifier on Dec. 17, with an unprecedented 10 berths to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship on...

Reservations Line Opens Oct. 24

Fair Grounds will begin accepting reservations for its 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season on October 24, one month prior to the traditional opening on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can only be made by phone weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at (504) 943-2200 or toll-free at (800) 262-7983. Click the...
Grandstand at dusk

Reservations Line Opens Oct. 24

  This menu reflects pricing and availability from a past racing season. For information about reservations for the 2016-2017 Fair Grounds racing season, please click HERE. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will begin accepting reservations for its 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season on...

Next Tasting at the Track Set for October 13

Fair Grounds continues its “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series on Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Held in partnership with Dorignac’s Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature at least 35 wines from around the world, the city's best wine tasting deal, with high quality...

Next Tasting at the Track Set for Oct. 13

Fair Grounds continues its “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series on Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the theme, "Robust Reds: Big Reds from Amarone to Zinfandel." Held in partnership with Dorignac’s Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature quality wines that offer...

Ten Spots for NHC 13 in Las Vegas Up for Grabs in FG Superqualifier

Fair Grounds hosts the only National Handicapping Championship Superqualifier in the South on Santa Super Saturday, December 17. The stakes will be high with an unprecedented 10 berths to NHC 13 in Las Vegas on the line, as well as a significant cash prize pool that could swell as high as $63,000....