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DreamBet, Hat Contest and Romero Book Signing Highlight Derby Day Events

A $10,000 Derby DreamBet wager, the annual Louisiana Derby Hat Contest and a book signing with retired jockey Randy Romero highlight the festivities surrounding Saturday’s Loui

Three Stakes Reduced By $100k Each

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will reduce the purses of three stakes races still to be run this season—the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the Grade II Mervin H. Muniz Jr.

Louisiana Derby Week, March 21-27, Packed With Events

A charity golf tournament to benefit backstretch workers, the annual Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation reception honoring the previous year’s Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, and a rich Fair Grounds

Final Starlight Racing March 19 Features The Nobles

The season’s third and final installment of Starlight Racing—a new upscale nightlife experience drawing thousands of novice fans to historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots—is set for

Fair Grounds Fun Day Coming March 20

Back by popular demand, a Fair Grounds tradition returns bigger and better than ever with a supersized Fair Grounds Fun Day on Saturday, March 20, from noon to 4 p.m.

Monday's Last Two Races Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has cancelled the last two races—Race 9 and Race 10—on Monday’s program due to inclement weather. Severe rain pounded the racetrack since mid-afternoon.

Rachel Alexandra Now Scheduled to Work at 10:30 am

Rachel Alexandra will now put in her scheduled workout this morning shortly after regular training hours, at 10:30 a.m.

Borel to be Honored at March 25 Hartack Gala

Each year the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation hosts an Award Ceremony to honor the Kentucky Derby’s winning jockey.

Saints Fans Register a Saintly Thoroughbred Filly

Just weeks after the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl triumph, a couple from Pineville, La., registered a Louisiana-bred filly with The Jockey Club and named her Fleur de Leestown, which recog

Starlight Racing Friday to Encourage "Field of Dreamers"

Highlighting Friday’s second of three “Starlight Racing” programs to be held in New Orleans this winter will be the introduction of Fair Grounds’ new “Bet or No Bet” game.