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Exotic Racing with Ostriches & Camels

Exotic Animal Racing

Back by popular demand and increased to a total of three races, Camel and Ostriches are on the card Friday, August 25th.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early as exotic races are currently scheduled to run just after 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., respectively.  On August 25th only, trackside patrons may enjoy a covered seating area on the apron complete with fans, cool-zone misting stations and three adjacent inflatable bounce houses for younger race fans.  Food Truck fare will be provided by local favorites, Bratz Y’all, Crepes a la Carte and Frencheeze.

The Clubhouse Dining Room will also offer a family-friendly limited menu on August 25th only that is inclusive of mini-pizza, chicken quesadilla, pulled pork po-boy, Thai chili or BBQ wings, Nathans® chili cheese hot dogs, chili cheese fries, supreme nachos and drunken shrimp cocktail. Concessions stands will also be available.  Feature beverages and drink specials for the Meet will include Redd’s Apple Ale, Miller Coors products and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.  The reservation line for dining room tables with purchase of Clubhouse Admission opens July 31 and is available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by calling 504-948-1024. For groups of 25 or more, private suites and party rooms are available and may be reserved by calling Group Sales at 504-948-1285.

Tickets, Pricing and Valet

On August 25th Exotic racing first post is set for after 5 p.m. and exotic animal races are set to post after 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., respectively but are subject to change. All other Quarter Horse racing days’ first post time is 12:30 p.m. and includes August 18, 24, 26, 31 & September 1-2, 8-9 (all times Central Daylight Time). General Admission for live racing is free except for the Summer Sausage Sprint featuring on August 19th and Exotic Animal racing night August 25th.  Those nights General Admission is $5 for everyone 13 and older. Kids 12 and under are FREE each night. General Admission tickets are currently available for sale at fgno.com/tickets.  Clubhouse Admission is $15 on both Aug 19th and 25th.  Kids under age 12 get in for free. All Grandstand and Clubhouse box seats are open seating and are first-come, first-served with general admission.  Valet parking will be offered on the specialty race days only at $15 for regular parking and $25 for VIP parking.