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

Contact: Kevin Kilroy
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New Orleans, La (March 16, 2024) – Due to inclement weather forecasted for the New Orleans area, live racing on Sunday, March 17 has been canceled at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. 

Races from the canceled card will be added to the slate for Closing Day on Sunday, March 24, which will be drawn tomorrow, as scheduled.

Live racing will resume on Wednesday, March 20 with 8 races beginning at the regular post time of 12:45 p.m. CT. Louisiana Derby Day is Saturday, March 23 and first post is noon for the 12-race program. Headlined by the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) and $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks presented by Fasig-Tipton (G2), stakes purses total $2.7 million on the day. 


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