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Fair Grounds Handicap

The Fair Grounds Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race for four-year-olds and up run at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana early in the year. A Grade IIIT stakes race, it's set at a distance of 1 and one-eighth miles or 9 furlongs on the turf, and offers a purse of $125,000.

This race is part of Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the New Orleans oval.

Winners since 2000







2009 Diamond Tycoon 5 Julien Leparoux Andrew McKeever Charlotte Musgrave 1:52.12
2008 Daytona 4 Mike E. Smith Dan L. Hendricks J.Davenport/T.Lenner et al. 1:50.09
2007 Cloudy's Knight 7 Ramsey Zimmerman James McMullen S J Stables LLC 1:49.48
2006 Fort Prado 6 Robby Albarado Jeff Trosclair Team Block 1:43.16
2005 G P Fleet 5 Jose Martinez, Jr. Steven Flint Klein family 1:53.79
2004 Mystery Giver 6 Robby Albarado Richard R. Scherer Team Block 1:51.77
2003 Mystery Giver 5 Robby Albarado Richard R. Scherer Team Block 1:50.41
2002 Mystery Giver 4 Eddie Martin, Jr. Richard R. Scherer Team Block 1:50.13
2001 Candid Glen 4 E. J. Perrodin Andrew Leggio, Jr. Glen C. Warren 1:54.03
2000 Profit Option 5 Lonnie Meche Kenneth Hoffman Team Canonie, Inc. 1:52.52

Earlier winners (partial)

  • 1999 - Aboriginal Apex (6) (Stakes winner.)
  • 1998 - Joyeux Danseur (5) (Grade I stakes winner.)
  • 1997 - Snake Eyes (7) (Multiple graded stakes winner.)
  • 1996 - Born Wild (4) (Multiple graded stakes winner.)
  • 1995 - Yukon Robbery (7) (Multiple graded stakes winner.)
  • 1994 - Yukon Robbery (6)
  • 1993 - Yukon Robbery (5)
  • 1991 - First Tea (4)
  • 1988 - Top Quest (GB) (5)



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