1751 Gentilly Blvd. (Mid-City) 504.944.5515. Winter horse racing from November to March. Slot machines and OTB year-round. Admission is free. Even though we practice all forms of gambling, racing is the only form we find acceptable. A day at the Fair Grounds can be exciting, gorgeous & relaxing. The grass is chemical green. The horses are big & beautiful. There's lots of wide-open space to stretch out & relax. Be sure to save some money for the Fair Grounds' out-of-this-world bread pudding & a plate of raw oysters. Much like an old-time city ballpark, the Fair Grounds is close to downtown & surrounded by a charming neighborhood -- not stranded in the middle of a 500 mile-wide parking lot. City Park is nearby. You can get to the Fair Grounds from the French Quarter via a medium cab ride, or a 30 minute to an hour ride on the unpredictable Canal Streetcar that goes to City Park. The Fairgrounds is also the spot where Jazz Fest takes place in April.