Home of the Louisiana Derby

Community Relations

Fair Grounds Race Course takes pride in our 140 years of experience in the horse racing community. We continuously make efforts to give back to the animals and organizations that make our beloved sport so enjoyable.

We have also played an integral role in serving the local community. Our efforts have touched many charitable organizations and individuals, such as:

 ACF- NO (American Culinary Foundation - N.O.)

Akili School

American Cancer Society

Bill Hartack Foundation

Bobby Jones Gospel Event

Boys Town of Louisiana

Brother Martin

Cabrini High School

Chef Duke's Charity Foundation

Children's Hospital

Christian Brothers Foundation

Country Day School

Covenant House

DeSaix Neighborhood Association


Don Macbeth Memorial Jockey Fund

Equestrian Angel Therapeutic Outreach

Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association

Gentilly Woods Seniors

Hogs For The Cause

Hope Lodge/Hope Gala

Key to the Cure

Kiwanis Dawn Busters


LA. Horse Rescue Association

Lark in the Park

Liberation through Education

Louisiana SPCA

Make A Wish Foundation

March of Dimes

Missionaries of St. Therese

Morris Jeff School

Mount Carmel Academy

MS Bikeathon

N.O. Pharmacy Museum Gala

N.O. Police & Justice Foundation

N.O. Police Mounted Patrol

N.O. Sports Foundation

New Heights Therapeutic Riding

New Orleans Museum of Art

Night Out Against Crime

Ochsner Hospital

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, Mounted Division

Our Lady of the Lake - Mandeville

Play it Forward Foundation

Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund

Race Track Chaplaincy 

Remember Me - Horse Rescue

Sacred Heart Academy

Second Harvest Food Bank

St. Elizabeth's Guild

St. Jude

St. Pius X

Stuart Hall School

Triangle Neighborhood Association

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Urban League

Voodoo on the Bayou

Wine and Food Experience