Upcoming Concerts at New Orleans Fairgrounds
Thu, Apr 25, 2019 Find Tickets
New Orleans Fairgrounds location
New Orleans Fairgrounds Description
As early as 1838 Bernard de Marigny, Julius C Branch and Henry Augustine Tayloe, organized races at the "Louisiana Race Course" laid out on Gentilly Road, making it the second oldest site of horseracing in America still in operation, after Freehold Raceway and before the Saratoga Race Course. It began on March 20th and lasted for five days. In 1852 it was renamed the Union Race Course.