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139th Thoroughbred Racing Season Opens Thanksgiving Day

The best that Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has to offer will be bigger and better during the 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season, which runs from Thanksgiving Day, Nov.

Fair Grounds Oaks Prep Named Rachel Alexandra

Upon news of Rachel Alexandra’s retirement, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that the final prep race for the Fair Grounds Oaks will be named the Rachel Alexandra Stakes in hono

Q-Racing Aces Coming to Fair Grounds

The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the formation of a new program to promote and educate the public about American Quarter Horse racing at racetracks in North America.

Fiesta Hispana Brings Latin Flavor to Fair Grounds Sept. 17

On September 17, from 5-9 p.m., Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will present Fiesta Hispana, a new festival celebrating Latin Heritage on the week of Mexico’s bicentennial, as well as t

Fair Grounds Legend Romero Inducted into National Hall of Fame

Randy Romero, who still holds the Fair Grounds single-season win record with 181 in 1983-84, was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Friday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Summer Quarter Horse Season Opens Sept. 14

For most of Fair Grounds’ modern history, New Orleans racing fans had to wait eight months between Thoroughbred seasons to get a live racing fix.

Louisiana Derby Purse Boosted to $1 Million

The Louisiana Derby will be worth $1 million when it is run at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the 98th time on March 26, 2011.

Zavala Named New Track Superintendent

Pedro Zavala has been named as the new track superintendent at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Fair Grounds Horses Piling Up Graded Stakes Wins

Through the first half of 2010, horses that raced or trained at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last season have gone on to win 15 graded stakes races at other tracks.

Tastings at the Track are Back!

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and Dorignac’s Food Center present Tastings at the Track, a series of Wednesday night wine tastings showcasing 25 top wines for $25 per person.