Louisiana Downs kicks off live thoroughbred racing

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. You can view the full racing calendar by clicking here.

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 reservations@ladowns.com.

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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