Friday, December 12, 2014

NEWS RELEASE: Coca-Cola Holiday Family Day Set for December 20

1751 Gentilly Blvd.,   New Orleans, LA 70119




Contact: Brian W. Spencer, Racing Analyst/Racing Communications, 504.948.1233, 




NEW ORLEANS (Friday, December  12, 2014) – On December 20 Fair Grounds will host Coca-Cola Holiday Family Day from noon until 4 p.m. in the Starlight tent on the track apron. A merry and bright day of celebration with entertainment options for the entire family coincides with a pair of $50,000 stakes races.


Admission to the Coca-Cola Holiday Family Day Experience is $5 and children 12 and under are admitted free. General admission to the racetrack is free on December 20.


Once inside the Coca-Cola Holiday Family Day Experience, families can partake in face painting, crafts, and coloring. Cookies can be purchased and custom decorated for $1, and photo print-outs with Santa are available for $5. Food and beverage specials will be available and will include Coca-Cola beverages and Coca-Cola branded signature holiday ornaments.


On the racetrack, two stakes races for two-year olds will be offered – the $50,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes for two-year old fillies, and the $50,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes for two-year old colts and geldings. Last year’s Sugar Bowl winner, Albano, went on to place in a pair of graded stakes on the Road to the Louisiana Derby, finishing second in both the Grade III Lecomte Stakes and the Grade II Risen Star Stakes.


Coca-Coca Holiday Family Day will have a special first post of 12 p.m.


About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 11 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 102nd running of the Louisiana Derby – will run from November 2014 through March 2015. More information can be found online at




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