Fair Grounds Race Course

Success And Downturns In Oil Industry Have An Impact On Louisiana’s Horse Racing Industry

There are several oil rigs located off the coast of Louisiana, and a booming oil industry – or one that hit some ‘rough waters’ – has an impact on the state’s horse racing industry, according to a report by KLFY-10 News. According to the news station, the recent downturn in the oil industry has had an […]

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Bloodlines: Rachel Alexandra Winner Drums Up Hopeful Beat For Sire

A young stallion with his future on the brink and an older, proven star of the stallion ranks sired the winners of the two important 3-year-old preps at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 17. The once-beaten Monomoy Girl is a second-crop daughter of the Tapit stallion Tapizar, whose offspring so invigorated […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Goes For Sixth Consecutive Stakes Win In G3 Fair Grounds Handicap

Staton Flurry’s Mr. Misunderstood will look to keep two good things going in Saturday’s Gr. III $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Archarcharch will be going for a sixth consecutive stakes victory as well as a continuous perfect record on grass when he emerges from post six at odds of 3-1 for the […]

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Instilled Regard Surge Como Favorito Este Sábado En El Risen Star Stakes

El Risen Star Stakes (G2, $400,000) reviste una gran importancia en la ruta al Kentucky Derby (G1), ya que el ganador obtiene 50 puntos que pudieran asegurar su participación en la histórica competencia. La edición de este año, a disputarse en 1700 metros en la pista de Fair Grounds, reunió a diez aspirantes con Instilled […]

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Wonder Gadot, Monomoy Girl Headline Talented Field Of Eight In G2 Rachel Alexandra

A field of eight 3-year-old fillies will face off in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, a mile-and-a-sixteenth event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs Road To The Kentucky Oaks and awards the Top 4 finishers points according to […]

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Instilled Regard Returns For G2 Risen Star Stakes; Hollendorfer Trainee Made 8-5 Morning Line Favorite In Field Of 10

Following a victory in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, OXO Equine LLC’s Instilled Regard is set for his return to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when he faces nine other 3-year-olds in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes, which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs’ Road to The […]

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Compelled Comes From Behind For Mardi Gras Score

len Hill Farms’ Compelled fired off the bench to take the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Fat Tuesday feature- the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes, which is run at five-and-a-half furlongs for fillies and mares on the Stall-Wilson Turf Course. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden to victory by Corey Lanerie, the 4-year-old daughter of War Front came from […]

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Lukas Commits ‘Competitive’ Grade 1-Placed Bravazo To Saturday’s Risen Star

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas considered cross entering Gr. II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes entrant Bravazo in Oaklawn Park’s Grade III $500,000 Southwest Stakes on Monday Feb. 19, but the conditioner will opt to send the 3-year-old son of Awesome Again to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Saturday’s race. “I’m committing him to the race […]

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Fair Grounds Cancels Saturday Card After Third Race

Due to inclement weather, the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has cancelled the remainder of Saturday’s racing program following the third race. Sunday afternoon’s program is scheduled to resume with a first post of 1:00 p.m. central time.

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Freezing Temps, Frozen Track Force Fair Grounds To Cancel Thursday Card

With harsh winter weather and freezing temperatures hitting the New Orleans area, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots racing officials have officially called off Thursday afternoon’s nine-race program. Temperatures in New Orleans went all the way down to the low 20’s on Wednesday morning which caused the track to freeze. According to the National Weather […]

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