Fair Grounds, Turfway to Team Up for Special Bayou Bluegrass Pick 5

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  • The wager will have a $1 minimum denomination, an industry friendly 15% takeout. and a mandatory payout.

New Orleans, La (March 16, 2024) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and Turfway Park will team together Saturday, March 23, to offer bettors a special $1 Pick 5 that features an all-stakes sequence led by the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) and $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3).

Dubbed as the “Bayou Bluegrass 5,” the special Pick 5 wager will have a $1 minimum denomination, an industry friendly 15% takeout and a mandatory payout.

The sequence will begin at Fair Grounds in Race 9 for the $500,000 New Orleans Classic presented by Relyne GI by Hagyard (G2) at 4:04 p.m. (all times Central). The second leg will switch to Turfway Park for the $300,000 Bourbonette Oaks (Listed) with a scheduled post time of 4:43 p.m. Then, the third leg will go back to Fair Grounds and feature the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks presented by Fasig-Tipton (G2) at 5:12 p.m. The Jeff Ruby Steaks will be the penultimate leg of the bet at 5:25 p.m. and it will close at Fair Grounds for the Louisiana Derby at 5:46 p.m. 

The cards for Louisiana Derby Day and Jeff Ruby Steaks Day will be drawn today.

Fans can wager on the Bayou Bluegrass 5 at wagering outlets throughout the country including www.TwinSpires.com, the official wagering provider of Churchill Downs Incorporated. 


About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, one of the nation’s oldest racetracks, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, LA, Fair Grounds, which is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN), also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 16 off-track betting parlors throughout Southeast Louisiana. The 152nd Thoroughbred Racing Season–highlighted by the 111th running of the Louisiana Derby–will run from Nov. 17, 2023 through March 24, 2024. More information is available online at www.fgno.com.