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2015 AVP New Orleans…

May 22 - 24, 2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to New Orleans this… more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 22 - 22, 2015
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Edgar Degas: The…

May 22 - 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 22 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 22 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

FOUR VOICES at the…

May 22 - 24, 2015
The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present FOUR VOICES featuring… more

Greek Festival

May 22 - 24, 2015
Every year descendents of one of the Western world's oldest cultures celebrate… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 22 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 22 - 23, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 22 - 22, 2015
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Purchased Lives: New…

May 22 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 22 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 22 - 22, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Ruby Ross. more

The New Orleans Wine…

May 22 - 23, 2015
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premiere events in… more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 23 - 23, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

Freret Street Publiq…

May 23 - 23, 2015
Join us for live music with Big Deal Burlesque.   more

Neighborhood Pet…

May 23 - 23, 2015
 Neighborhood Pet Adoption & Bake Sale, sponsored by the Louisiana… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 23 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

The Irish House…

May 23 - 23, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

48th Annual Gonzales…

May 24 - 24, 2015
The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and… more

2015 AVP New Orleans…

May 22 - 24, 2015
The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to New Orleans this… more

Camaro, Cruises Up for Grabs at Fair Grounds in July

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Jim Mulvihill
Communications and Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager
504.948.1233
james.mulvihill@fgno.com

                             CAMARO, CRUISES UP FOR GRABS AT FAIR GROUNDS IN JULY
                      
New Promotions Top Robust List of Daily Prize Drawings and Promotions

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, July 1, 2011) – Cool off at any of 10 Fair Grounds OTB Casino locations this summer and you could win prizes including a new car or a Carnival Cruise for Two! July features a different promotion every day of the week, with the potential windfalls for Twin Spires Rewards Club members ranging from $25 up to a new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, a sophisticated sports car with style and power.

The sleek Camaro is the top prize in the “Drive Away a Winner” giveaway, running July 1 to August 27 at the LaPlace, Gretna, Kenner and Chalmette OTB Casino locations. Drawings for cash prizes will be held Friday and Saturday nights, with one lucky winner each Saturday night earning an entry into the grand prize Camaro drawing in Kenner on August 27, in addition to their instant cash prize.

Meanwhile, Twin Spires Club members at any Fair Grounds OTB can receive an entry in the “Experience Carnival This Summer” Carnival Cruise for Two drawing just by purchasing any Crown Royal, Crown Royal Black, Kettle One or Miller Beer product, now through August 26. The cruise winner will be drawn September 2 and notified by phone.

Other July promotions at Fair Grounds OTB Casinos include:

Stash of Cash! (July 1 to August 27) – Twin Spires Club members can win custom handbags stuffed with cash prizes ranging from $25 to $50 at any of three drawings held Friday and Saturday nights at the Boutte, Elmwood, Houma, Metairie and Thibodaux locations.

Royal Flush Windfall (July 1 to August 31) – Video Poker players (with Twin Spires Club cards) that just miss a Royal Flush by one card at the Elmwood OTB Casino are eligible for a turn in the famous Fair Grounds Booth o’ Bucks, where winners take all they can grab from $500 worth of bills flying around in the phone-booth size contraption.

All Fair Grounds promotions are subject to Official Rules, available at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots or any Fair Grounds OTB Casino location.

For more information, visit FairGroundsRaceCourse.com today.

About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 10 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The fourth Summer Quarter Horse Meet will be held Sept. 7-24, 2011, and the 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season will run Nov. 24, 2011 to April 1, 2012, highlighted by the $1 million Louisiana Derby. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.

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