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 2020
|Colonel E.R. Bradley S||Jan 18||$125k||4&up||abt 8.5f||Turf|
|Duncan F. Kenner S||Jan 18||$100k||4&up||6f||Dirt|
|Lecomte S (GIII)||Jan 18||$200k||3yo||8.5f||Dirt|
|Louisiana S (GIII)||Jan 18||$100k||4&up||8.5f||Dirt|
|Marie G. Krantz Memorial S||Jan 18||$100k||4&up f/m||abt 8.5f||Turf|
|Silverbulletday S||Jan 18||$150k||3yo f||8.32f||Dirt|
|Nelson J. Menard Memorial S||Jan 25||$75k||4&up f/m||abt 5.5f||Turf|
|Randy P. Romero Memorial S||Feb 1||$60k||3yo||abt 8f||Turf|
|Shantel Lanerie Memorial S||Feb 8||$60k||3yo f||abt 8f||Turf|
|Albert M. Stall Memorial S||Feb 15||$100k||4&up f/m||abt 8.5f||Turf|
|Colonel Power S||Feb 15||$100k||4&up||abt 5.5f||Turf|
|Fair Grounds S (GIIIT)||Feb 15||$150k||4&up||abt 9f||Turf|
|Mineshaft S (GIII)||Feb 15||$200k||4&up||8.5f||Dirt|
|Rachel Alexandra S (GII)||Feb 15||$300k||3yo f||8.5f||Dirt|
|Risen Star S (GII)||Feb 15||$400k||3yo||9f||Dirt|
|Mardi Gras S||Feb 25||$75k||4&up f/m||abt 5.5f||Turf|
|Black Gold S||Feb 29||$75k||3yo||abt 8.5f||Turf|
|Dixie Poker Ace S||Feb 29||$60k||4&up||abt 8f||Dirt|
|Allen “Black Cat” Lacombe Memorial S||Mar 7||$75k||3yo f||abt 8f||Turf|
|Red Camelia S||Mar 14||$60k||4&up f/m||abt 8f||Turf|
|Costa Rising S||Mar 21||$75k||3&up||abt 5.5f||Turf|
|Crescent City Derby||Mar 21||$75k||3yo||8.5f||Dirt|
|Crescent City Oaks||Mar 21||$75k||3yo f||8.32f||Dirt|
|Muniz Memorial Classic (GIIT)||Mar 21||$300k||4&up||abt 9f||Turf|
|New Orleans Classic (GII)||Mar 21||$400k||4&up||9f||Dirt|
|Tom Benson Memorial S||Mar 21||$100k||4&up f/m||abt 8.5f||Turf|
|TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (GII)||Mar 21||$400k||3yo f||8.5f||Dirt|
|TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (GII)||Mar 21||$1,000k||3yo||9.5f||Dirt|
|Star Guitar S||Mar 28||$60k||4&up||8.5f||Dirt|