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TWILIGHT RACING RETURNS TO FAIR GROUNDS JAN. 28 WITH THE WISE GUYS AND DJ G; FAIR GROUNDS TO GIVE AWAY MEMBERSHIP TO FAIR GROUNDS RACING CLUB

NEW ORLEANS (January 20, 2017) – Twilight racing returns to New Orleans next Saturday with a special 3 p.m. first post on Jan. 28. Known locally as an exciting ‘see and be seen’ event, the event features live music in the clubhouse from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. by The Wise Guys, with DJ G providing music in the Starlight tent from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Popular local food pop-ups Bratz Y’All and Crepes a la Carte and caterer Messina’s will serve food on the track apron. A petting zoo will be available for children and families in attendance between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the track apron.

In addition, Fair Grounds will be giving away a membership in the Fair Grounds Racing Club to one lucky fan. The giveaway is open to all guests age 18 and up, with entry forms available in the valet lobby, apron tent and in the Clubhouse on the fourth floor near the host stand. The drawing will be conducted after the sixth race of the night, and the winner’s name will be announced over the public address system and the winner will also be contacted by phone. The winner must be present to win and will have five minutes to claim their prize in the winner’s circle.

The Starlight-Starbright charitable program will again be offered on all Starlight and Twilight Racing dates throughout the season, allowing non-profit and for-profit organizations to raise much needed funds for their own charitable organization or for one that their company supports in its efforts to touch the community.

Following approval and registration with the Fair Grounds, organizations may pre-sell or direct their membership and supporters to purchase tickets to the designated Starlight racing event through the Fair Grounds online ticketing system, www.fgno.com/tickets.  Based on surpassing the minimum of 25 pre-sold tickets per date, the organization then receives 50% of the admission cost ($5.00 per person) back in a rebate. 

Companies may register as an official Starlight-Starbright beneficiary by downloading the official information and registration form from www.fairgroundsracecourse.comand emailing it to Denece Laborde at Denece.Laborde@fgno.com. Additional information, including clubhouse reservations during fund raising is available by calling the property reservations line at (504) 943-2200.