Live Racing at Fair Grounds is Canceled for Friday, March 17

Contact: Kevin Kilroy
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New Orleans, La (March 17, 2023) – After running the first race, the decision was made to cancel the rest of Friday’s card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots due to inclement weather. 

Live racing will resume on Saturday, March 18 with 9 races scheduled to begin at the regular post time of 1:15 p.m. CT.

Also on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. CT, the field for the 110th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) with starting gate assignments and morning line odds will be revealed during the Louisiana Derby Draw Show.

The Louisiana Derby Draw Show will be broadcast on Fair Grounds simulcast & on Twitter: @fairgroundsnola. Joe Kristufek and John G. Dooley will host and be joined by morning line odds maker Mike Diliberto & racing analyst Kevin Kilroy. Following the post-position draw, the connections on hand and members of the Fair Grounds management team will be available for interviews.


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 15 off-track betting parlors throughout Southeast Louisiana. The 151st Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 110th running of the Louisiana Derby – will run from Nov 18, 2022 through March 26, 2023. More information is available online at