Fair Grounds

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. Full Story >>
April 09, 2014
Betting on races at the 2013–14 Fair Grounds meeting that ended March 30 declined by more than 12 percent from the 2012–13 season.
March 30, 2014
Vicar’s in Trouble, the winner of the Louisiana Derby here Saturday, came out of the race in good order and, by Sunday afternoon, was scheduled to be in Louisville, Ky., where he will be prepared for the Kentucky Derby along with his Mike Maker-trained ...
March 29, 2014
Palace Malice glided away in the stretch under jockey Mike Smith to put a 4 3/4-length drubbing on even-money favorite Normandy Invasion, with four others finishing farther back, in the New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds.
Sure, it’s horse racing, but there are times when a jockey, understanding the nuances of the track and able to make split-second decisions based on unforeseen developments, can make a huge difference. So it was at Fair Grounds on Saturday, when the ...
After controlling the pace from the start, Skyring held off a late bid from Amira's Prince to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap by a neck Saturday on the Fair Grounds turf.
There will be plenty of debate over the next few weeks regarding the horse to beat in the Kentucky Derby, but as far as the Kentucky Oaks goes, Untapable left no doubt that she is the clear-cut leader among the nation’s 3-year-old fillies with her ...
Blading Wildcat pushed past favorite Closing Report to grab the lead inside the quarter pole en route to a two-length victory over Another Pinot in the $75,000 Crescent City Oaks on the Louisiana Derby undercard Saturday at the Fair Grounds.
March 28, 2014
The closing-day card Sunday is nondescript, with nary a stakes race. The nominal feature is race 7, an optional-claiming turf sprint at about 5 1/2 furlongs for either first-level allowance runners or $17,500 claimers.
With inclement weather in the forecast, trainer Al Stall Jr. elected to work Central Banker a half-mile Friday at Fair Grounds for his next start, the Grade 1 Carter at Aqueduct on April 5.
Mylute was one of the elite 3-year-olds of 2013, and he served notice Thursday that he is ready to count himself among the strong group of older horses still in training with a sharp comeback victory in an optional claimer at Fair Grounds.