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Holiday Sip & Shop

The Fair Grounds Sip & Shop returns for the holiday season on Sunday, December 10 and will include a day of live horse racing! VIP Shoppers can attend one hour prior to the general public and receive bottomless drinks from 12-4pm. We only have 100 of these special tickets for $25! General...

Reserve Your Spot for Thanksgiving Dinner

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will begin taking Clubhouse dining reservations for all live race days except Louisiana Derby Day on Monday, Oct. 16. Fair Grounds is set to open its historic 146th Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, Nov. 18 with a special 3 p.m. first post. The...

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

Starlight Racing returns to the Fair Grounds this fall with five night time racing dates through March. First Post is 5pm Miller Time Beer Garden Starlight Tent 6-10pm Clubouse 7-11pm   Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Opening Day The Chee Weez in the Clubhouse & the Jukebox Heroes in the...

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...