New Orleans—One of the country's biggest three year old preps is now richer and longer.
Fair Grounds announced that the Louisiana Derby will be contested over a mile and an eighth. And, the purse increases from $600,000 to $750,000.
The Fair Grounds Oaks will run on Friday March 26th.
The Fair Grounds racing season begins November 6th. It is the earliest start ever at the historic New Orleans race course.