Monday, January 12, 2015

NEWS RELEASE: Louisiana Derby Day Clubhouse Reservations Now Open

1751 Gentilly Blvd.,   New Orleans, LA 70119




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




NEW ORLEANS (January 12, 2015) – Clubhouse dining room reservations are now open for Louisiana Derby Day on Saturday, March 28. The centerpiece of the 143rd thoroughbred racing season, the 102nd running of the Grade II Louisiana Derby highlights a day of top-class racing that includes seven other stakes races.


Reservations can be made by calling (504) 943-2200 on any live racing day. Clubhouse dining reservations start at $70 per person depending on the row and vantage point and include admission, programs, buffet, tax and gratuity.


General admission to Fair Grounds is $10 on Louisiana Derby Day and Clubhouse admission is $15.

Along with the Grade II Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds will also host the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the Grade II New Orleans Handicap, and Grade II Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap and several other stakes races totaling more than $2.1 million.

First post on Louisiana Derby Day will be 12:30 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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