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New Owners Seminar

Feb 11 2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am
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Join us in the Black Gold Room for this FREE informational seminar, where guest trainers and prominent owners discuss the thrills of horse ownership.

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Starlight Racing- - Mardi Gras!

Feb 10 2012 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Get ready to mambo at the Fair Grounds!  Dance to The Tophat and DJ Spin.  Look for drink specials and more!

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Road to the Derby Kickoff Day

Jan 21 2012 - 12:00pm - 5:30pm
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Six stakes races worth $550,000, including the Lecomte Stakes for Derby hopefuls.

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Starlight Racing - '70s/'80s Prom Night!

Jan 20 2012 (All day)
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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The Bucktown All-Stars, DJ Kemistry, drink specials and more!  Two new drinks – the Adult Snowball and the Whipped Sunrise – have been named official signature cocktails of the 2012 Starlight

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Legends Purse

Nov 25 2011 - 11:00pm
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The 1924 Louisiana Derby and Kentucky Derby winner Black Gold, the dual classic winner Risen Star and the 1941 Triple Crown winner Whirlaway head a list of 12 racing immortals to be represented

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Closing Day Stakes Extravaganza

Sep 24 2011 - 10:00am
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Four stakes races:

$290,000 (estimated) LQHBA Sales Futurity for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds at 350 yards.

$40,000 Mid-City Stakes

Sep 23 2011 - 10:00am
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For older Louisiana-breds at 400 yards.

$30,000 Fauborg St. John Stakes

Sep 17 2011 - 10:00am
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For older horses at 870 yards.

LQHBA Sales Futurity Trials

Sep 8 2011 - 11:00pm
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For 2-Year-Old Louisiana-breds at 350 yards, to qualify for the $290,000 (estimated) LQHBA Sales Futurity final on Closing Day, Sept. 24.

$30,000 Gentilly Dash Stakes

Sep 16 2011 - 10:00am
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For older horses at 250 yards.