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2017-18 Starlight Racing Dates

The 146th Thoroughbred racing season is underway at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots! Starlight Racing, presented by Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Absolut, Jameson, Event Producers and B97, Lamarque Ford, is the popular “see and be seen” series at Fair Grounds features live racing, entertainment and popular local food pop-ups.Starlight Racing, now a premiere “see-and-be-seen” event in New Orleans, is evolving into a more traditional beer garden experience and we look forward to entertaining both new and old fans of racing in this enhanced environment,” said Fair Grounds Track President Doug Shipley.

This year’s Starlight Racing events will feature an improved experience in the Miller Lite Beer Garden with a Cheers replica bar replete with eight special brews on tap as well as wines on tap. A mixture of woods and metals will bring a true beer garden to life with a comfortable, yet modern feel for a night of racing. Guests will enjoy creative and expanded seating options while enjoying musical acts from the new Starlight stage in the tent at each event.

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 this application and sending it to groupsales@fgno.com. Additional information, including clubhouse reservations during fund raising is available by calling the property reservations line at (504) 943-2200.


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5PM First Post

The Mixed Nuts in the Clubhouse (7pm) & Amy & Paul (Roux the Day) in the Miller Lite Beer Garden Starlight Tent (6pm)


Friday, March 9, 2018 - 5PM First Post

The Bucktown All-Stars in the Clubhouse (7pm) & the Jukebox Heroes in the Miller Lite Beer Garden Starlight Tent (6pm)