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Fresh Faces, Fair Grounds Favorites Return in Formidable Jockey and Trainer Colonies

 Live Thoroughbred racing is set to return in New Orleans for the 146th time, as Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open for the start of the Thoroughbred racing season on Saturday, Nov. 18 with a 3 p.m. first post. The new racing season provides a backdrop for a competitive battle in...

146th Thoroughbred Key Dates

KEY DATES TO KNOW: 146th THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON The 146th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is approaching, with Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, November 18 with Starlight Racing and a 3 p.m. first post. Below are some key dates throughout the season to help...

Key Dates to Know: 146th Thoroughbred Racing Season

The 146th Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is approaching, with Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, November 18 with Starlight Racing and a 3 p.m. first post. Below are some key dates throughout the season to help fans and horsemen plan ahead (all times Central)....

Fair Grounds Connections Fire at Breeder's Cup

Highlighted by Gun Runner’s dominating performance in Saturday’s Grade I $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and Forever Unbridled’s win in the Grade I $2 million Breeder’s Cup Distaff, Fair Grounds connections took down the biggest prizes on both days at Del Mar this past weekend. Winchell...

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!