Fair Grounds Set to Open 141st Thoroughbred Season Thanksgiving Day
Meet culminates with 100th louisiana derby on march 30
NEW ORLEANS – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will once again renew a beloved New Orleans tradition dating back to 1898 when the 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season opens on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. First post (the first race of the day) for the 10-race holiday program is 11 a.m. CST.
Fair Grounds is generally accepted to be the third-oldest racetrack in the country, although many accounts, including a heavily researched 2006 feature in The Times-Picayune by Bob Fortus, contend that Fair Grounds could be at least the second-oldest, if not the oldest.