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Congratulations to familiar faces who will be inducted into Racing Hall of Fame!

  Rachel Alexandra & Trainer Steve Asmussen will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on August 12 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Also elected were jockey Ramon Dominguez and champion racehorse Zenyatta. Read more about the inductees by visiting the National Museum...

Louisiana Sends Local Hopes to 142nd KY Derby

  The Road to the Kentucky Derby is winding down with “The Run for the Roses” only a short distance away. Riding in “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” are three recognizable Fair Grounds sophomores. Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner...

Hours of Operation for Jazz Fest

As a longtime partner and friend to Jazz Fest, we look forward to another incredible year of food, fun and amazing entertainment. The following information and map below should assist in guiding you to the Slot Facility during the Festival dates. Live Show Days (Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24...

103rd Derby Parade of Hats

Congratulations to our Parade of Hats winners this past Saturday at the 103rd Louisiana Derby! 1st Place: Stacie Grant of Dallas, TX 2nd Place: Debbie Evans of Covington, LA 3rd Place: Ivy Howard of Lakeview, LA Pictured here with judge (left) Christina Famularo, Miss Louisiana INTL   For...

S'maverlous Shocks in Grade II New Orleans Handicap

 A $32,000 claim in September 2015, Gata Racing Stable’s S’maverlous joined the ranks of graded stakes winners when capturing Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap on Louisiana Derby Day presented by TwinSpires.com at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Making his stakes debut...

Take The Stand Denies All, Charged With Track Record

Earle Mack, Wachtel Stable and Brous Stable’s Bill Mott-trained Take the Stand shipped in from Florida, drew the one-hole and proved an expert witness for the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots fans with a gate-to-wire win by 1¼ lengths in track record time in the Grade II $300,000 Muniz Memorial...

Gun Runner Blasts Into Derby With Louisiana Landslide

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner proved his victory five weeks ago in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots was not just a shot in the dark as the son of Candy Ride ran to an authoritative 4½-length victory...