Louisiana Downs kicks off 2022 live racing season

Louisiana Downs - Shreveport Bossier Louisiana

Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack kicked off its 2022 live thoroughbred-racing season on Saturday May 7, 2022. You can view the Louisiana Downs 2022 horse racing schedule by clicking here.

The venue has undergone several changes, improvement projects, and more since coming under new ownership in November 2021. Two new restaurants and a coffee shop are all expected to open in the next couple of months.

“I can’t wait to see what this year’s thoroughbred racing season brings,” said Kevin Preston, owner of Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack. “We all know the history of horse racing at this track and I’m excited that we are able to keep this tradition alive.”

The 84-day live racing schedule at Louisiana Downs runs on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays through September 27, 2022. Post time will be at 3:05 pm each live racing day. During the racing season, Louisiana Downs will feature several specialty event days such as Exotic Animal races on Memorial Day and Wiener Dog races on Labor Day.

For a complete listing of events, please visit www.ladowns.com or their social media pages. Located at the intersection of I-20 and I-220 in Bossier City, Louisiana, the iconic Louisiana Downs opened in 1974. Rubico Acquisition Corporation purchased the entertainment complex in 2021. The casino has 800 slot machines, as well as food and beverage options. The racetrack offers live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons.

Louisiana Downs is also the home of the Super Derby, which has historically drawn Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Travers Stakes winners.

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