Thoroughbred Racing

Louisiana Downs-one of America’s great thoroughbred racing experiences.

Louisiana Downs, one of the finest thoroughbred racing facilities in the country, is within easy reach of Dallas and the first summer season for the action-packed spectator sport is about to begin.

The $31 million super structure is located just 3 miles east of downtown Shreveport. The beautiful ultra modern stadium rises like a phoenix from the surrounding cotton and cattle fields.

Completely enclosed and comfortably air conditioned, the unique glass-on-glass overlook provides the most obstruction free race viewing of any track in the world.

Grandstand admission to this magnificent facility is just one dollar with thousands of free seats available on the grandstand level; a great sports value, particularly for young adults. Minimum age for admission is 18.

Clubhouse admission is $2.50 and reserved seats on both the grandstand and clubhouse levels are available at a nominal extra charge.

The main clubhouse dining room (reservations suggested), the charming Earl of Sandwich & Pub, the Butcher Block and the snack stands which abound throughout the stadium satisfy every taste. All legal beverages are obtainable every racing day.

Driving time, depending on your Dallas location, is about 2V2-3 hours. The track is accessible by Interstate 20 to Bossier City. Exits 22 through 26 lead to the front entrance on Hwy. 80.

The 105 day season, June 30 through November 26, includes racing Wednesdays through Sundays at 1:15 p.m., as well as July 3 and 4 and Labor Day Monday. Each racing program includes the exciting Daily Double and challenging Exacta races.

Sportran buses provide transportation at a nominal round trip fee from both city airports and all Shreveport-Bossier motels. Delta Airlines and Continental Trailways serve the area. Information and reservations are available. Louisiana Downs, 8000 Highway 80 East, Bossier City, LA 71111 or call toll free 1-800-551-8622 or 8623.

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