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Barn Notes: Thursday, November 21

  In Today's Notes: Amoss Readies For Another Thanksgiving Handicap; Gantry to Try Again in Thanksgiving Handicap Fresh off his 10th training title at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots last spring, New Orleans-born conditioner Tom Amoss is eagerly anticipating another Thanksgiving Day at his...

Barn Notes: Wednesday, November 20

  In Today's Notes: Jockey Florent (Frenchy) Geroux New Rider at FG; Delaunay, Gantry Likely for Another Thanksgiving Handicap Duel November 28 Jockey Florent (Frenchy) Geroux, born in the historic town of Argentan in France’s Normandy region, has been a regular rider on the Chicago circuit...

Fair Grounds Opening Night Card Attracts 90 Horses

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Opening Night card, scheduled on an early date this Friday, November 22, attracted 90 runners to the entry box for the nine-race card. Post time is 3 p.m. Central for the special Exotic Starlight Racing event that also features ostrich and camel racing, along...

Barn Notes: Monday, November 18

Charles Craig Smith, the owner-trainer-breeder of the Louisiana-bred-fan-favorite String King and his popular bay gelding are coming back to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to ring in another season at the Crescent City oval. The 142nd meeting at the New Orleans Thoroughbred oval gets underway...

142nd Thoroughbred Racing Season Overview

FAIR GROUNDS MEET PREVIEW: OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 22; LEADS TO 101ST RUNNING OF GRADE II LOUISIANA DERBY MARCH 29 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, commonly referred to as the third-oldest racetrack in the country, will kick off its 142nd season of thoroughbred racing the week prior to the...

Fair Grounds Breaks Fast With Starlight Exotic Racing November 22

Another historical racing season at the famed Fair Grounds oval looms as officials prepare a rare early Opening Evening Starlight Racing Card presented by East Jefferson General Hospital, packed full of traditional New Orleans entertainment for track goers, families and all.  First post is 3 p...

Key Dates to Know: 142nd Thoroughbred Racing Season

The 142nd Thoroughbred Racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is less than two weeks away, with Exotic Animal Racing on Opening Night taking place  Nov. 22 with a special earlier post at 3 p.m. Here are some key dates before and during the season to help fans and horsemen plan...

Brian W. Spencer named Fair Grounds Analyst

Following the recent announcement of Katie Mikolay Gensler’s maternity leave, Fair Grounds has hired Brian W. Spencer to replace the long-tenured Fair Grounds Paddock Analyst for the 2013-2014 thoroughbred meet.  "While we will certainly miss Katie this winter, Fair Grounds is very pleased to...

142nd Thoroughbred Racing Season Overview

FAIR GROUNDS MEET PREVIEW: OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 22; LEADS TO 101ST RUNNING OF GRADE II LOUISIANA DERBY MARCH 29 Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, commonly referred to as the third-oldest racetrack in the country, will kick off its 142nd season of thoroughbred racing the week prior to the...

Starlight - Starbright

Starlight-Starbright Community Involvement Program As a longstanding member of the New Orleans community, Fair Grounds is continually reinvesting our goods and services via in-kind support, as well as monetarily through donations to area organizations.  Those efforts have led to over a...