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04/06/21- 2:00 PM Usa Est
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Louisiana Downs Race Track
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs race track is located near Shreveport in Bossier City, northwest Louisiana, and acts as showcase also for horses from Arkansas and Texas. The race track opened in 1974 with 15,000 fans in attendance for the first day of its inaugural meet. It was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December, 2002.
The race track isn’t just about horse racing, there is plenty to do and see while visiting Louisiana Downs. The casino houses, for instance, contain over 1,300 slot machines making this another one of Americas ‘racinos’, catering for everyone who feels the need to have a wager or two.
The track is home to the Grade II Super Derby, a race run each September since 1980 at the classic United States stakes distance of 1-1/4 miles (2,000 m). Furthermore, every winter, Louisiana Downs hosts a quarter horse meet, showcasing the fastest breed of horses on the planet.
- The main track is a one-mile dirt oval with a chute on the home stretch. Distance from last turn to finish is 1,010 feet; width of stretch and backstretch is 80 feet.
- The Franks Turf Course is seven furlongs and 50 feet; distance from last turn to finish, 940 feet.
Louisiana Downs Draw Positions
Sprint Races: Posts 4 through 9 are the most operative draws, pst 10 and 11 are the most ineffective slots.
Distance Races: Post 1 through 9 win an equal amount of races. Post 10 through 12 are the least desirable.
Grass Course: Post 1 and 2 are desirable as is the middle draws (post 4 through 7).
Louisiana Downs Live Racing
With thoroughbred racing ever May through September and Quarter Horse racing from January through March, there is no shortage of live horse racing action. The live racing season will be highlighted by the running of the $300,000 Super Derby. Throughout the year you can also watch and wager on live horse racing from racetracks around the world throughout the facility.
You’ll be able to watch live races from Louisiana Downs racetrack at TVG and check out simulcast racing as well.
Register a new TVG account for free and you will have the opportunity to watch all the live action from Louisiana Downs, video replays of every race. You can take part in mobile betting and placing your bets without visiting a physical betting shop.
Louisiana Downs Main Races
The race track’s most notable race is the Super Derby (Group 2), first run in 1980, and created with the intention of luring the nation’s best three-year-olds square off one last time to end their season. The other big race on the calendar these days is the Tiznow Handicap over 1 1/16 miles which is now part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series meaning the winner automatically qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in the fall.
G2 Super Derby | 3-year-olds going 1-1/8 mi.
- Tiznow Handicap – three-year-olds and over, 1 1/16 miles.
- Super Derby Prelude | 3-year-olds going 1-1/16 mi.
- Happy Ticket | 2-year-old fillies going 1 mi. on turf
- John Franks Memorial Stakes
- Honeymoon Stakes
- Sunny’s Halo Stakes
- Barksdale Stakes
- Super Derby Prelude Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Derby Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Oaks Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Sprint Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Turf Classic Stakes
- Louisiana Cup Distaf Stakes