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New Orleans Sights

Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots

  • 1751 Gentilly Blvd. Map It
  • Bayou St. John
  • Sports Venue

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

The third-oldest racetrack in the country sits just off Esplanade Avenue, among the houses of Bayou St. John. The newly renovated facility is modern and comfortable throughout, complete with clubhouse restaurant, grandstand café, and concession-snack bars. A slots facility was added in 2008, and the popular Starlight Racing series, held Friday nights, features live music, DJs, food trucks, a beer garden, and jockey-costumed go-go dancers. The grounds are also home to the annual. For the clubhouse, be sure and make reservations and be aware that proper attire is required (collared shirts, closed shoes, no shorts).

Sight Information


1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119, United States

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504-943–2200-for box and restaurant reservations; 504-944–5515-for general information

Sight Details:

  • Grandstand free, clubhouse $10
  • Thanksgiving–Mar., check website for days and times

Updated 04/10/2014


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