FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, February 7, 2013) - The fifth annual Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament has been set for March 11, a Monday, at Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. with a catered lunch at Noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the tournament benefit backstretch workers and the Fair Grounds Chaplaincy.
The Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament format is a four-man scramble. Players may sign up as a complete foursome or as an individual to be assigned a team at random.
Entries are $125 per person or register a team for a discounted rate of $425 per foursome. Fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and a gift bag. The Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament is limited to 30 teams.
Hole sponsorships are available for $150, or $100 with the registration of a foursome.
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 11 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 http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/.