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Live Quarter Horse Futurity Aug 15 - Sept 5!

Louisiana Quarter Horse Futurity   Fair Grounds is also proud to announce that the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association will serve as the presenting partner for the 2015 Quarter Horse meet along with Redd’s Apple Ale taking place August 15-September 5, 2015. The Louisiana Quarter Horse...

Street Fare Derby 2015 Vendor Information

Street Fare Derby returns to Fair Grounds August 15 and 16! Don't miss out on a great crowd in a truly unique New Orleans venue. Our vendor application can be found below and if you have any questions please contact Mark Conner at mark.conner@fgno.com.  For general event information go here:...

Exotic Animal Racing Returns August 29!

  Exotic Animal Racing Returns   With Fair Grounds hosting its eighth Summer Quarter Horse Meet this year, the ever-popular Exotic animal racing will also return in a night card on August 29th. The track will host one Ostrich race and one Camel race that are also presented by Redd’s Apple...

Street Fare Derby & Live Quarter Horse Racing!

  Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will celebrate the culture of street food, food trucks and more with the return of the Street Fare Derby Presented by Redd’s Apple Ale and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association on Opening weekend of the track’s Summer Quarter Horse Meet. Slated...

Kerwin Clark on Kentucky Oaks Win with Lovely Maria

(Photo David J. Phillip/AP Photo) By Brian W. Spencer   At the age of 56, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots mainstay Kerwin “Boo Boo” Clark enjoyed the best month of his 40-year riding career, capped off with a victory aboard Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria in Friday's Grade I $1 million...

141st Kentucky Derby & Oaks Picks

Fair Grounds Racing Analyst, Brian W. Spencer, shares his picks for the 141st Running of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Brian W. Spencer's Selections: 141st Kentucky Oaks Brian W. Spencer's Selections: 141st Kentucky Derby Follow Brian's picks during the Fair Grounds off season at...

Graham, Amoss, Moss Capture Meet Titles

Three players who teamed up for several scores throughout the 143rd thoroughbred racing season were named meet champions at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots where James Graham was named leading rider, Tom Amoss named leading trainer and Maggi Moss named leading owner. A pair of 3-year-olds who...

Barn Notes: Sunday, March 29

@AdolphsonRacing ON TO KENTUCKY FOR INTERNATIONAL STAR AND I’M A CHATTERBOXBoth International Star and I’m a Chatterbox exited their respective wins in the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby and Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks in good shape, per their conditioners.  Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey...

Stakes Recaps: Louisiana-bred Stakes

Before Fair Grounds & Slots hosted four Grade II races on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day card, 42 Louisiana-breds competed in a quartet of restricted stakes races showcasing the Pelican State’s finest. Keith Plaisance’s Eddie Johnston-trained Pacific Pink captured the first stakes race of her...

Stakes Recap: Mervin H. Muniz, Jr. Memorial Handicap

 John Wentworth’s Chocolate Ride has produced anything but a rocky road for those involved with him – in fact, he continues to make history for his connections.  Two weeks ago, he was the first horse ever to record a workout on the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course and...