Fair Grounds Opens August 16

Louisiana track will host a 12-day meet.

Press Release

Fair Grounds opens its Quarter Horse meet with a popular exotic animal racing feature.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will open its Quarter Horse meet on August 16.

The New Orleans track will host a 12-day meet that closes September 5.

The seventh annual meet will include the return of exotic animal racing on opening day with Ostrich and Zebra races. First post on August 16 is 4 p.m. The exotic animal races are set to go to post after 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., but are subject to change.

All other Quarter Horse racing days’ first post time is 12:30 p.m. and includes August 15, 21-23, 27-30 and September 3-5 (all times Central Daylight Time).

General Admission for live racing is free except for the exotic animal racing night, August 16, when General Admission is $5. Kids 12 and under get in free for General Admission only. General Admission tickets are currently available for sale at fgno.com/tickets.  Clubhouse Admission is $10 for adults and $10 for kids, ages 5-12. Kids under age 5 get in for free. All Grandstand and Clubhouse box seats and open seating are first-come, first-served with general admission.  
In addition to Food Truck fare provided by local favorite, Crepes a la Carte and Messina’s, the Clubhouse Dining Room will offer a family-friendly limited menu inclusive of mini-pizza, chicken quesadilla, pulled pork po-boy, Thai chili or BBQ wings, Nathans® chili cheese hot dogs, chili cheese fries, supreme nachos and drunken shrimp cocktail.

Concessions stands will also be open. And, to keep cool, you can enjoy delicious snow-balls and frozen margaritas in the Paddock.  The reservation line is now open for dining room tables with purchase of Clubhouse Admission are available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by calling 504-948-1024. Private Suites and rooms are available and may be reserved by calling Group Sales at 504-948-1285.

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