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Horse Racing at Harrah's Lousiana Downs

Live Racing Closed To Spectators

In response to growing concerns and state mandates regarding COVID-19, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs announced that the remainder of the Quarter Horse meet (which culminates on Wednesday, March 18, 2020) will be closed to spectators. All live races will still run but only racing teams and employees with a Louisiana Racing Commission License will be allowed on the track for the remainder of the meet. The Mardi Gras Futurity will run as scheduled on Saturday, March 14, 2020, under these restrictions.

Pari-mutuel wagering, grand stand seating, simulcast and concessions will be closed to the public through March 28, 2020.TheOff Track Betting facility in Mound, Louisiana, will remain open. We will continue to monitor decisions being made by Federal, State and Racing authorities to adjust operational procedures.

There is no issue more important to us than making sure we manage this situation as effectively as possible, so guests continue tofeel confident visiting us. Our senior management team meets daily to make decisions on how we can further improve our programs and actions to helpprotect guests, employees and backside families. 

View Of People Watching And Placing Bets At The Horse Races At Harrah's Philadelphia Race Track


Louisiana Downs offers many great opportunities for horsemen and racing customers. A dirt surface and turf course that are second-to-none, excellent wagering value and 130 days of live racing every year.
Photo Of Horses and Jockeys Racing At Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Live Racing

Harrah's Louisiana Downs is home of the Super Derby, one of the premiere races for 3-year-olds in North America. With thoroughbred racing every May through September and Quarter Horse racing from January through March, there is no shortage of live horse racing action.
Photo Of Horses and Jockeys Racing At Harrah's Louisiana Downs


Racing action from around the world can be seen daily at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
Photo Of Horses and Jockeys Racing
Race & Sports


Louisiana Downs has long been known as a great place to race your stable throughout the summer. With a wide variety of conditions offered, horsemen are sure to find the race for each horse in their stable.

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2020 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule Announced

The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, January 4, 2019. The 46-day meet will include 12 stakes highlighted by the first official futurity of the year, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on Saturday, March 14, 2019.

Policy On Horses Shipping From Oklahoma

Due to the outbreak of EHV-1 in Oklahoma City, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will not allow horses from Remington Park or Will Rogers Downs to access its grounds. This decision was made on Friday, November 22nd and will be in effect until further notice.