Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fair Grounds Credential Application for 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season

Dear Member of the Media,


Attached is a credential application (in PDF and Word formats) for the upcoming 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.


The meet opens Friday, November 21 with Starlight Racing and concludes March 29.  Highlights include Opening Day, Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) Louisiana Champions Day (Dec.13), Mardi Gras racing (Feb. 17), five Starlight Racing dates, and three days of graded stakes racing (Jan. 17, Feb. 21 and March 28) culminating with the 102nd Louisiana Derby on March 28. 


If you would like to be considered for season credentials, please complete and return the application at your convenience.


Please note that the season credential will not be valid for Louisiana Derby Day, March 28. A separate credential will be required for that day, and that application will be distributed the first week in March.

Thank you for your cooperation and please contact me with any questions or concerns.


Brian W. Spencer

Racing Analyst/Racing Communications

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

A Churchill Downs Company


504.948.1233 (p)

504.481.8770 (c)


Upcoming Events:

- Opening Day/Starlight Racing featuring The Boogie Men: November 21
- Thanksgiving Day Handicap: November 27

Reservations for Opening Day & Thanksgiving Day begin Oct. 20.



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