Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, A Churchill Downs Co. in New Orleans, LA

1751 Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70119
vacationsmadeeasy.c'>Visit New Orleans today at The Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots at Churchill Downs which have been a staple in New Orleans since 1872. The facility is the third-oldest racetrack in North American and the race course become part of Churchill Downs Incorporated in 2004. The venue also opened a slot machine gaming facility in 2008.


When you visit this New Orleans establishment, you'll see live racing, which has been conducted on the grounds since 1852. The grounds are just minutes from the French Quarter, so you'll have plenty of activities to enjoy before or after a race. You'll also enjoy the Fall-Winter Meet at the Fair Grounds which runs from Thanksgiving until the end of March.

Arlington Park, which is located in Chicago, is the sister race track to Fair Grounds Race Course. Both of these tracks were destroyed by fires years ago; in 1993, the flames ruined the old grandstand. Over a period of four years, the management team for the race track rebuilt the venue while encouraging race enthusiasts to attend events in tents during the rebuilding process. A few years later, in 1997, Fair Grounds Race Course reopened and featured a clubhouse and an additional building for placing bets. These days, you can also participate in off-track betting or play a few games of video poker in between races to make your time at the race track even more entertaining. Enjoy all the other great adult activities in New Orleans when you vacation in Louisana.

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