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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...

Brisnet.com is Your Place for Triple Crown Handicapping Information and Analysis

  Looking for the latest news on Kentucky Derby winner Orb's next step on the road to the Triple Crown? Check out Brisnet.com every day for updates from Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Park, homebase for Orb and site of the Belmont Stakes. In addition to daily...

141st Thoroughbred Racing Season Honors: Delaunay Named Horse of the Meeting

  NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, April 25, 2013) – Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, who swept all three of the major stakes for older sprinters, was named Horse of the Meeting for the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Delaunay’s perfect record for the meet included wins...

Orb, Verrazano Vie for Favoritism in Saturday's Kentucky Derby; Seven Fair Grounds Horses Entered

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 1, 2013) – Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb and the undefeated Verrazano, owned by Let’s Go Stable, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, headline a stellar field of 20 3-year-olds entered today for  Saturday’s 139th running of the...

Slots, Simulcasting Open Evenings During Jazz Fest

  NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) – The Slots and the OTB at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will be open for business every evening during the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, also known as Jazz Fest, April 26-28 and May 2-5. Even though the Slots...