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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 28 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 28 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 28 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 28 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 28 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

DANCING WITH THE…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Dancing with the Stars, ABC's leading entertainment show, produced by BBC… more

Dishcrawl on Oak

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Get ready for a fun night of exciting, unexpected dishes from top-rated… more

House of Blues…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
A death metal band from New York, this seasoned group has put out thirteen… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Mainline Brass Band. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Come and enjoy the music of Jazz with the New Orleans Rhythm Devils. more

The Gasperi…

Jan 28 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 28 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

The Victory Belles…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

House of Blues…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Deputy combines island sounds with drum and base. His performances are unique… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jan 29 - 30, 2015
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Come join us for Johnny Vidacovich, Mike Dillon & Brian Haas. more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Vocal ensemble. more

Ogden After Hours…

Jan 29 - 29, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours featuring Jonathan Freilich. more

The Columns Hotel…

Jan 29 - Mar 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 28 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

louisiana derby clubhouse, black gold room and box reservations now open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

NEW ORLEANS (Sunday, January 6, 2013) - Clubhouse and box seat reservations for the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots are now open. The milestone 100th running of the track's signature race is set for March 30. Reservations can only be made by phone Wednesdays to Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Mondays, 9 a.m. to Noon, at (504) 943-2200.

Clubhouse dining reservations - which include admission, buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity and track program - start at $70 per person and go up to $150 per person for the most coveted spots in the first two rows, near the glass.

Black Gold Room
Reservations are also available for the Black Gold Room in the private event space on the second floor of the Derby Building, across from the sixteenth-pole. Black Gold Room admission includes buffet, open bar (12:30-6 p.m.), non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity and track program, as well as access to an open-air balcony facing the track. Louisiana Derby Day reservations in the Black Gold Room are $150 per person and can be made by calling the Group Sales department at (504) 948-1285.

Grandstand Boxes
In addition to dining tables, fans can reserve Grandstand boxes, which go for $80 (for six) or $40 (for three), including the Grandstand general admission charge. Call (504) 943-2200 for box reservations.

General Admission
General Admission will be unlimited on Louisiana Derby Day and does not require advance purchase. Grandstand General Admission will be $10 and Clubhouse General Admission will be $15. Limited General Admission seating is available in both areas on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Louisiana Derby Infield Festival
Tickets for the inaugural Louisiana Derby Infield Festival, a new Louisiana Derby Day experience with a Cowboy Mouth concert and one of the city's largest-ever food-truck gatherings, will be available online starting January 15. Further details on Infield Festival advance ticketing will be announced later this week. 

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 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season runs through March 31, 2013, highlighted by the milestone 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby for Kentucky Derby hopefuls on March 30, 2013.

More information can be found online at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.