Fair Grounds Race Course, often known as New Orleans Fair Grounds, is a thoroughbred racetrack and racino in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is operated by Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC.
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The track consists of a one-mile (1.6 km) dirt track and a seven furlong turf oval. In addition to the grandstand and clubhouse, an adjacent building, formerly used for simulcasting, opened on September 21, 2007 as a temporary slot-machine gaming facility. On November 14, 2008, the new slot-machine facility opened for operation.

In a normal year the following graded stakes are run at Fair Grounds, the most prestigious of which is the Louisiana Derby, a Grade II stakes. The race is a major preparatory race for the Kentucky Derby as part of the Second leg of series for points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Grade II:

Fair Grounds Oaks
Louisiana Derby
Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap
New Orleans Handicap
Rachel Alexandra Stakes
Risen Star Stakes

Grade III:

Lecomte Stakes
Fair Grounds Handicap
Mineshaft Handicap

Also on the card are several important ungraded races including:

Bayou Handicap
Black Gold Stakes
Bonapaw Stakes
Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap
Crescent City Derby
Crescent City Oaks
Dixie Poker Ace Stakes
Duncan F. Kenner Stakes
Louisiana Champions Day Classic
Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes
Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes
Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes
Louisiana Handicap
Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap
Pan Zareta Stakes
Silverbulletday Stakes
Sugar Bowl Stakes
Tenacious Stakes
Thanksgiving Classic
Tiffany Lass Stakes
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