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Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 3 - 3, 2015
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Edgar Degas: The…

May 3 - 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 3 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 3 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

FOUR VOICES at the…

May 3 - 24, 2015
The Garden District Gallery is pleased to present FOUR VOICES featuring… more

Hotel Monteleone …

May 3 - 3, 2015
Jazzy Jam gives Carousel Bar and Lounge patrons a place to relax and unwind… more

JAZZFEST 2015 - MAPLE…

May 3 - 3, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 3 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

May 3 - 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

May 3 - 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

May 3 - 3, 2015
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

Patrice Fisher-Celtic…

May 3 - 3, 2015
Join us for Patrice Fisher-Celtic Harp Brunch. more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 3 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 3 - 3, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Aaron Lopez-Barrantes. more

The New Orleans…

May 3 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Trinity Artist Series…

May 3 - 3, 2015
Join us for Jazz Pianist Donald Blum. more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for Pirates Choice Spectacle featuring TK, humanBeing, Benyoro plus… more

Irish Sessions

May 4 - 25, 2015
Join us at the Irish House on Mondays for Irish Sessions. more

JAZZFEST 2015 - MAPLE…

May 4 - 4, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Marco Benevento Band featuring Dave Dreiwitz… more

Louisiana Music…

May 4 - 4, 2015
Come and listen to music by Eric Lindell. more

Backbeat Jazzfest…

May 3 - 3, 2015
Join us for Luke Winslow King and Seth Walker plus special guests. more

Starlight Signature Cocktails Debut Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

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

STARLIGHT SIGNATURE COCKTAILS DEBUT FRIDAY
Adult Snowball, Whipped Sunrise Won Contest at Season's First Night Racing Party

NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, January 17, 2011) - Two new drinks - the Adult Snowball and the Whipped Sunrise - have been named official signature cocktails of the 2012 Starlight Racing series at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The concoctions were selected by a panel of guest judges that tasted new offerings by 10 local bartenders during a contest at the first Starlight Racing event of the year on January 6.

The Adult Snowball, created by Ed Voltolina of Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Grill in Metairie, features Smirnoff Pomegranate mixed with cranberry juice and soda water. The Whipped Sunrise, by Jordan Farrido of Paradise Sports Bar in Marrero, uses Smirnoff Whipped Vodka with pineapple juice, sour mix and grenadine.

"These drinks are fun and they're different from anything else in New Orleans, just like Starlight Racing," said Fair Grounds Senior Marketing Manager Leslie Monson.

The signature drink competition was presented by Diageo, the world's leading premium sprits distributor and a Starlight Racing partner.

The Adult Snowball and the Whipped Sunrise will be sold in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for $6 each beginning with this Friday's Starlight Racing, headlined by the Bucktown All-Stars and DJ Kemistry. First post (starting time for the evening's first race) is 5 p.m. and guests are encouraged to "dress to impress" in accordance with that night's theme - "1970s Disco."

Winning mixologists Voltolina and Farrido will be recognized Friday night with races named in their honor and trophy presentations in the winner's circle.

In addition to Friday, the remaining Starlight Racing dates for 2012 are February 10 (The Topcats and DJ Spin), February 24 (The Mixed Nuts and DJ Digital), March 16 (Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters and DJ Jive) and March 30 (Groovy 7 and DJ Kemistry).

Starlight Racing is presented in partnership with Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Ketel One Vodka, Crown Royal and Where Y'At.

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 140th Thoroughbred Racing Season will run through April 1, 2012, highlighted by the $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1. More information can be found online at http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/.

 

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