Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds on Thursday released a stakes schedule for its 2017-2018 race meet that looks very much like the 2016-2017 stakes schedule at the historic New Orleans track. This season's schedule includes 57 stakes worth $6.69 million.Full Story >>
August 16, 2017
Fair Grounds in New Orleans will run 11 stakes during its 10-date meet for Quarter Horses that opens Friday. The track will stack five of those races on its closing-day card Sept. 9. The stakes program is worth a total of $585,000.
February 26, 2017
More than his trip and the final time, you have to question the field Girvin defeated in Saturday's Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds.
February 23, 2017
Trainer Neil Howard takes a wait-and-see approach to considering the Kentucky Derby for his talented 3-year-olds, which this year include Lecomte winner Guest Suite. “You have to be careful not to go down a road you shouldn't go down.”
February 21, 2016
The outcome of the Risen Star Stakes, and the other main track stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds, was greatly affected by the strong inside bias.
February 18, 2016
Delahoussaye is more than merely an interested spectator whenever the Risen Star is run at the Fair Grounds. During the spring of 1988, the son of Secretariat carried Delahoussaye through one of the most exciting, tumultuous Triple Crowns of the era.
That was a strong Presidents Day weekend for 3-year-olds moving up the Beyer Speed Figure scale. Nyquist could not get a 90 as a 2-year-old. The unbeaten champ blew right past the 90s with a 100 Beyer when he won the San Vicente Stakes in an extremely ...
February 19, 2015
The Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds is anything but clear-cut. This race could play out in too many ways to feel confident of much. In the Fountain of Youth, unless something dramatic changes, Upstart is supposed to win. It will be interesting to see ...
January 13, 2015
Having just started Dec. 28, War Story will race Saturday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes on less than three weeks’ rest. Faced with the choice of running or waiting for the Feb. 21 Risen Star, trainer Tom Amoss and principal owner Ron Paolucci ...
February 23, 2013
Three-year-old stakes horses capped the 2011 – 2012 Fair Grounds racing season with a burst of insanity when 109-1 shot Hero of Order won the Louisiana Derby. Oxbow restored a measure of order winning the first 3-year-old stakes this meet, the Jan. 19 ...
November 14, 2012
Track information and stakes schedule for the 2013-14 Fair Grounds meet, which begins Friday, November 22, highlighted by $1 million G2 Louisiana Derby on Saturday, March 29, 2014.