NEWS RELEASE: Fair Grounds to Move First Post to 1:25pm Daily Starting February 13

Effective Thursday, February 13, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will move scheduled first post for all cards slated for a 1 p.m. start to 1:25 p.m. Three live racing dates with special post times will remain unaffected by the change: Louisiana Derby Preview Day, February 22, 12:30 p.m., Starlight Racing, March 14, 5 p.m., and Louisiana Derby Day, March 29, 12:30 p.m.

“Based on our analysis, we believe that moving the start of our live racing cards back 25 minutes will better position our product for the public,” said Fair Grounds Track President Tim Bryant.

Live racing at Fair Grounds resumes Thursday with a 1 p.m. post time and continues with Friday night’s Starlight Racing Presented by Miller Lite and Blue Moon at 5 p.m.