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Black Gold 5 Hit for $315,119!

One player held a lone perfect ticket in Thursday’s Black Gold 5, resulting in a jackpot, whole-pool payoff of $315,119.45 for the bettor’s 50-cent wager. “Merry Christmas,” track announcer John G. Dooley said as the boxcar winning mutuels were posted. The successful wager was placed in Las Vegas....

Apprentice Jockey McMahon, 17, On a Roll at First Fair Grounds Meet

Apprentice jockey C. J. McMahon has only been riding professionally at recognized race tracks for nine months, but he’s already shown that he knows how to make a good first impression. The youngster accepted the first mount of his fledgling career on April 6 – opening day of the 2011 season at...

Paddock Proposal Gets a 'Yes!'

In what might be the first marriage proposal ever offered in the paddock at the nation’s third-oldest Thoroughbred race course, Louisiana-born jockey Anna Roberts was quick to answer “Yes” when boyfriend Will Werner, son of Fair Grounds-based trainer Ronny Werner, asked for Miss Roberts’ hand...

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...