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145th Thoroughbred Racing Season Schedule

View our calendar for a list of all race days and post times. Clubhouse Reservations: 504-943-2200 Special Days to Remember: Nov. 19: Opening Day Presented by East Jefferson General Hospital Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day Dec. 10: Champions Day Presented by Acadian Ambulance Jan. 21: Road to the Derby...

BreezyRex wins Fair Grounds Fossil Stakes

The first ever Fair Grounds Fossil Stakes took place on Saturday, August 20. To view full videos and pictures from the races, visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fairgroundsracecourseandslots.

Soul Rebels, Pocket Aces and Treme Brass Bands Headline Brass Band Throw Down at Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host several of New Orleans premiere brass bands in its inaugural Brass Band Throw Down to be held at the venerable track Saturday - June, 18, 2016.  The tracks’ 4th Floor clubhouse with its scenic view of the evening skyline of downtown will provide a...

Exotic Animal Racing is Back!

FAIR GROUNDS 2016 QUARTER HORSE MEET FEATURING T-REX RACING, EXOTIC ANIMALS AND THE BUCKTOWN ALL-STARS LAUNCHES THIS WEEK Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots kicks off its ninth annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet presented by REDD’s Apple Ale, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Louisiana Quarter Horse...

FAIR GROUNDS 2016 QUARTER HORSE MEET FEATURING T-REX RACING, EXOTIC ANIMALS AND THE BUCKTOWN ALL-STARS LAUNCHES THIS WEEK

FAIR GROUNDS 2016 QUARTER HORSE MEET FEATURING T-REX RACING, EXOTIC ANIMALS AND THE BUCKTOWN ALL-STARS LAUNCHES THIS WEEK Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots kicks off its ninth annual Summer Quarter Horse Meet presented by REDD’s Apple Ale, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Louisiana Quarter Horse...

OTB New Members Receive Cash Instantly!

Visit any of our 11 OTB locations to sign up as a Royal Rewards member and receive cash instantly! Visit http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/otb/video-poker for the location nearest you!

Book your next event with us!

There’s so many ways to enjoy the Fair Grounds and our Group Sales department can help you plan the perfect day at the races for parties large and small. Click here to visit the Group Sales website to learn more about our offerings. 

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...