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'Big Brother' Open Casting Call Saturday

NEW ORLEANS, LA (April 1, 2009) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host an open casting call for the 11th season of the popular CBS series "Big Brother" Saturday from noon

Friesan Fire Crowned Fair Grounds Horse of the Meeting

NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 30, 2009) - Vinery Stable and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who captured the Grade II Louisiana Derby by the largest margin in 46 years, was an overwhelming choice as

Louisiana Residents 1-2-3 in 'Big Easy Bucks' Challenge

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 22, 2009) - It was an all-Louisiana trifecta in the inaugural "Big Easy Bucks" Handicapping Challenge Saturday at Fair Grounds.

Numbers Off On Rainy Louisiana Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 14, 2009) – Though rain put a damper on Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser at Fair Grounds, that didn’t stop some outstanding performances on the racetrack

Extensive Broadcast Coverage for Louisiana Derby Day

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 11, 2009) - Saturday's Louisiana Derby Day presented by Budweiser will receive extensive radio and television coverage.

Louisiana Derby Day Fans Invited to 'Go Red'

NEW ORLEANS, La (March 1, 2009) - What is likely to be the largest crowd of Fair Grounds' 137th season figures to have a red tint to it.

Later Start on Fridays Among FG March Post Time Changes

NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 13, 2009) - For the first time in nearly 20 years, Fair Grounds will offer a mid-afternoon first post time on Fridays, the track announced Friday.

FG To Host 'Big Easy Bucks' Handicapping Challenge March 21

NEW ORLEANS, La (February 13, 2009) - After hosting one of the final qualifying tournaments for the National Handicapping Championship for nine years, Fair Grounds moves to a new spo

More Than Racing on Louisiana Derby Preview Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 30, 2009) - Fans at Fair Grounds for Louisiana Derby Preview Day next Saturday, and the following afternoon, can enjoy more than just great Thoroughbred

Update on Wagering on California Racing

Updated 1/26/09 To our valued patrons: