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Fair Grounds Race Course

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Very Good venue!!

I am a regular attendee at the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack, and this was a much better facility... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Footprints782405
Excitement and Entertaining

Fair Grounds is landmark, but it is not the original building, the first one burned down, this is a... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
LA-Traveler70043
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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America's 3rd oldest horse racing track located in the heart of New Orleans! Thoroughbred & exotic animal races, slots and simulcasting year-round!
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119-2133
Mid-City District
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm still used to the track from the early 1980s when it hustle and bustled in the old grandstands outside but the new Grandstand / Clubhouse is so nice and clean but even though you don't have to fight for a spot amongst the smokers,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely skip a stop at the Fair Grounds Race Course while in New Orleans - we so regretted the time we spent here! We bought tickets for the exotic animal races (and for the Club Section) and we were incredibly disappointed. First, we were here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular attendee at the Tampa Bay Downs racetrack, and this was a much better facility! Although we thought about buying clubhouse passes, the general seating area was good enough that we spent all of our time there!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Footprints782405
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We love to go to the races. You can play all day and not spend a lot of $$$. It's a beautiful building with places to see the horses before the race and pick your choice. Options of spending $$$ in the penthouse for lunch...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Fair Grounds is landmark, but it is not the original building, the first one burned down, this is a rebuild and you can tell Churchill Down took them over, the trademark is all around. Casino is nice and clean, staff friendly. If you have nothing...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LA-Traveler70043
Reviewed March 22, 2018

The last time I visited the track was about 15 years ago. So when I went to New Orleans on my most recent trip I made it priority number 1 on my to do list. A few things have changed over the last 15 years....More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Christian P
Reviewed January 16, 2018

We have watched many horse races on TV over the years and my wife has become an avid fan. While in New Orleans over the Christmas holidays, we took in a live race at the Fair Grounds track. What a great experience! First the size...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank PapaRob
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

12-16-17 Supa Sunday. My kids ages 9 and 12 has never been to a race. They were welcomed with open arms and had a great time Everyone was beyond nice. Great family fun

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed November 29, 2017

By far the best kept secret in N.O. No entrance except for a few special days. Even then $5 gets you in the door. Want to see N.O. characters and maybe win some money? This is the place. Good food and excellent horse quality. Food...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ron B
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We went to the Fair Grounds Race Course during horse racing season. Its fun to go to. This horse track is the third oldest in the US and has been around since 1852.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Sarah M
July 3, 2018|
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Response from LeslieM2367 | Property representative |
Hi, We don't offer Thoroughbred racing until November. Although these dates won't correspond to your New Orleans travel dates, we do host a 10-day Quarter Horse Racing meet in August & September. The 2018 dates are Aug... More
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nitabrown5
May 5, 2018|
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Response from LeslieM2367 | Property representative |
Hi, Backpacks are not regularly allowed on property during normal Fair Grounds working hours. You are allowed to bring backpacks to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival which is held here, but it will also be searched... More
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