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Super Derby
Super Derby

One of the biggest sporting events in Louisiana, The Super Derby is the premier race in the racing season. Complimented by a tremendous under card of stakes events, the Super Derby is the one day any racing fan will not want to miss!

The 2012 Super Derby will be held in Saturday, September 8.



Saturday, September 1- Super Derby 5K Gallop
Come join us on the race turf for 1st annual Super Derby 5K Gallop. Run/Walk starts at 8am. Proceeds to benefit the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association.

  • Age Groups: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
  • Registration: Early registration is $15.00 until Friday, August 24th, $20.00 through August 31st, 2012. Race day registration is $25.00. You may pay with a credit card online only at www.sportspectrumusa.com or pay with cash or check at Sportspectrum located at 6970 Fern Avenue.
  • T-shirts & Race Packet Pick-Up: Every pre-registered participant will receive a "Super Derby 5K Gallop" t-shirt and goody bag. Packet pick-up will be held at Sportspectrum Thursday, August 30 from 12pm - 6pm and Friday, August 31 from 10am - 5:30pm. You may also pick up your packet on Race Day at 7:00am.
  • Awards: Overall Male & Female finishers in the 5k race will receive a trophy and Dinner for 2 to Jack Binion's Steak House. Overall age group finishers will also receive an award.
  • Special Note: Absolutely NO in-line skates, roller skates, or runners with baby strollers will be allowed on run course. This rule is an RRCA regulation! Register by calling Sportspectrum or visiting www.sportspectrumUSA.com.

Monday, September 3-Weiner Dog Races, Pet Day and Family Day Activities
Join us as these Dachshunds give their all to cross the finish line! Register your dog for a chance to compete in this year's races. The fun starts around 8:45am.
  • Weiner Dog Race: All animals must be current on their vaccinations, play well with others, and cannot be in heat. Leashes are required at all times. For more information contact, Brandon Johnson at brandonjohnson@caesars.com.
  • Pet Day: The furry members of your family (cats and dogs only) are also invited to come out to the Downs for Pet Day. There will be contests for cutest dog, best costume, and best trick!
  • Family Day Activities: Plenty of fun and games for kids to enjoy including Bounce House, and Water Sprinklers. McKinney's Concessions, Kona Ice and WooHoo Whoopies will also have yummy treats for your family to enjoy.

Friday, September 7- Movies On The Apron
Bring the family out to the Racing Apron for a night at the movies for FREE! "Despicable Me" will take over the big screen under the stars. Movie begins at approximately 8:30pm. Food and Beverage vendors will be on site.

Saturday, September 8- Super Derby Day
  • Donuts at the Downs- 7am Come join us for this long standing tradition! Track Announcer, Travis Stone along with some of the Super Derby jockeys will enjoy donuts with the crowd to kick-off Super Derby Day.
  • Handicapping Seminar – 11am Learn about handicapping from the pros! Seminar will be located in the Inside Rail. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For more information contact Travis Stone at 318-752-6371 or tstone@harrahs.com.
  • Jockey Meet & Greet – 12pm Get your autographed photo of the Super Derby jockeys and meet them too! Photo cards will be available for purchase for $5.00. Proceeds to benefit the Disabled Jockey Association. The Jockey Meet & Greet will be located at the Inside Rail between noon and 12:30pm.
  • $5.00 Free Bet-12:00pm- Swipe your Total Rewards Card and receive a $5.00 free bet at the Lobby Promotions Counter. Bet voucher valid through September 14, 2012. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. See Total Rewards® for details.
  • All You Can Eat Donut Contest- 1:30pm Do you have what it takes to be the Super Derby Donut King? This all you can eat contest will begin at approximately 1:30pm after the third race. You'll have five minutes to shove as many donuts in as possible. Winner takes cash prize of $250.00 and trophy for bragging rights. If you would like to participate in the All You Can Eat Contest contact Shelli Briery at sbriery@caesars.com.
  • Super Derby Hat Contest – 4:30pm Ladies, here's the chance to don your Derby! Registration for the Annual Super Derby Hat Contest will be between 2-4pm. Hat Contest will be judged prior to the 7th race at approximately 4:30pm. A winning hat will be chosen in the following categories: Spirit of Louisiana, Classic, and Most Original. Winners will receive a trophy and Super Derby Prize Package. For more information contact Shelli Briery at sbriery@caesars.com.
  • Super Derby 33- Enjoy Louisiana's biggest race of the year and prelude to the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championship. This year, purses for the six stakes races will be more than $1,000,000! The first post time is at 12:15pm. Opening Ceremonies will begin at approximately 3pm. Super Derby will be run at approximately 5:20pm.


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