Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots combines tradition and modern amenities to provide a complete experience for horse racing fans and slot machine players alike.
Fair Grounds is the third-oldest track in
The facility is open year round for slots and simulcast horse racing. Fair Grounds conducts two live racing seasons -- a Quarter Horse meet in September, followed by the Thoroughbred meet, which traditionally begins on Thanksgiving Day and runs through late March.
Thanksgiving at Fair Grounds has been a staple for generations of
A new feature of the live racing season has quickly gained popularity --Starlight Racing, which is offered one Friday each month. Instead of the traditional afternoon racing programs, the action is shifted to nighttime, and offers far more than just the ponies. A party atmosphere in a tent next to the track and the clubhouse has turned Starlight Racing into the place to be in
On the track, Fair Grounds' winter schedule allows 3-year-old horses the opportunity to prepare for the Kentucky Derby in the mild winter climate of
With its central location in the Mid-City area of New Orleans and easy access via I-610, Fair Grounds is a short drive away from anywhere in the metro area.