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Weekend Preview (March 18-21)

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Weekend Preview (March 18-21)

Friday, March 18, 5-11 p.m. – Starlight Racing with The Bucktown Allstars

The season’s final Starlight Racing features New Orleans’ favorite party band, The Bucktown Allstars, in the Clubhouse, plus DJ Kemistry in the Miller Beer Garden. Promotions include the “Irish-Italian Challenge,” where fans simply choose a side and root for their team’s horses to win them a prize, and the “Bet or No Bet” contest, giving six lucky guests the chance to bet $250 of the house’s money on a single horse or walk away with $100. Admission is $10 and includes access to both the Clubhouse and the trackside Miller Beer Garden. Grandstand admission is free. Amelie G Style Magazine will complement the Starlight scene with a semi-private launch party for their new periodical in a space adjacent to the Miller Beer Garden. As always, Starlight Racing guests are asked to help make it a special night and “dress to impress.”

Sunday, March 20, Noon-4 p.m. – Family Fun Day

Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun with a petting zoo, two inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a rock-climbing wall and more. Special food offerings include $1 hot dogs, $1 jambalaya and $1 sodas, plus cotton candy and funnel cakes by Messina’s Catering and frozen yogurt by Pinkberry. Fair Grounds mascot Gentilly Billy hosts his first birthday party with free cupcakes (first 200 guests) and a candy-filled piñata, along with appearances by other mascot friends, from 1-3 p.m. in the trackside tent. $5 admission (children three and under admitted free).