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Record Corporate Partners to Start 2011

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots is starting 2011 with more corporate partners than at any time in the track’s 139-year history.

Five Percent Purse Boost Announced

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today a 5 percent increase of overnight purses, effective Thursday (Jan. 6).

Fair Grounds to Host Claiming Crown For First Time in 2011

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana will host the 13th running of the Claiming Crown on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

Santa Super Saturday Seminars

GARY WEST FAN EDUCATION SEMINAR DEC 18 – Veteran turf writer and handicapper Gary West will kick off a new Fan Education series with a free hour-long seminar bef

Fair Grounds Horses Prominent in Breeders' Cup

Nineteen horses that have raced at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots are among the 184 pre-entries announced today for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the 14-race, $26 million extravaganz

Reservations Line Open for Friday's AQHA Challenge Championships and Thoroughbred Meet

Make sure you’ll have a seat at the table for upcoming live racing days at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by securing reservations over the phone.

Fair Grounds to Offer Voodoo Parking and Shuttle Service

To access a printable download of the Voodoo Parking map and traffic flow plan, click

Mikolay Named New Racing Analyst

Katie Mikolay has been hired as the new racing analyst at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the upcoming 139th Thoroughbred Racing Season that opens Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

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