Monday, May 20, 2024

Thoroughbred racing returns to La. Downs Saturday

by BIZ Magazine

 Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack will kick off its 2023 live thoroughbred-racing season on Saturday May 6, 2023. Opening day features seven races beginning at 2:05 pm. 

Saturday also marks the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby. Guests can watch the simulcast on monitors throughout the track. Post time for the Running of the Roses is 5:57 pm local time.

The fun begins at Louisiana Downs at 11 am on Saturday. The family-friendly event will include live entertainment, a Kids’ Zone, Food Truck Alley, and more. Guests dressed in their finest Kentucky Derby outfit could win $100. Guests will also receive a free $5 bet by swiping their Club 74 card at our racing promotional kiosks.

Box seats are available for Saturday. You can reserve them at ladowns.com. An all-day buffet will be available in the Clubhouse for $50 per person or Skyroom for $60 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing [email protected].

Thoroughbred season runs through September 12. To view this racing season’s calendar visit ladowns.com/racing. 

Louisiana Downs has more planned for this racing season. On Memorial Day, the ever-popular Exotic Animal Races will take the track. On September 2, Super Derby returns to Louisiana Downs.

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