Main Track: One Mile oval.
Turf Course: About seven furlongs.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,346 feet
Exotic Wagering Format
$1. Daily Double on 1st, 2nd and last two races.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$1. Quinella on all races.
$1. Trifecta on all races with 6 or more betting interests.
$1. ‘Rolling’ Pick 3 begins on first race.
$2. Pick 6 on last six races.
$1. Superfecta on all races with at least 8 wagering interests.
$1. Pick Four on races 2-5 and last four races.
Win, place, and show: 17%
Daily Double and Exacta wagering: 20.5%
Trifecta, Pick 3, and Pick 4: 25%
Superfecta and Super Six wagering: 25%
Fair Grounds Corporation
P.O. Box 52529
New Orleans, LA 70152
1751 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
Telephone: (504) 944-5515
Fax: (858) 504) 949-2200 (504) 949-1211
Fair Grounds Race Course was opened in 1852 when it was named the Union Race Course. The race course was forced to close in 1857, before reopening under a new name the Creole Race Course, in 1859. Its name was changed again in 1863 to its current moniker the Fair Grounds. The track has persevered through numerous changes in ownership and state law over the years, and barely escaped being nearly destroyed in 1941.
Fair Grounds was then bought by Churchill Downs Inc. in 1994, and received a glamorous makeover, only to suffer heavy damage in Hurricane Katrina. It was re-opened once again on Thanksgiving Day 2006. Fair Grounds has famous 1924 Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold laid to rest in the infield.
Stakes Races Fair Grounds Oaks (Gr. 2) Louisiana Derby (Gr. 2) Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (Gr. 2) New Orleans Handicap (Gr. 2) Bayou Breeders’ Cup Handicap (Gr. 3) Lecomte Stakes (Gr. 3) Risen Star Stakes (Gr. 3) Silverbulletday Stakes (Gr. 3) Whirlaway Stakes (Gr. 3) The Pan Zareta Handicap The Sugar Bowl Stakes