Louisiana Downs Race Track


8000 East Texas Street Bossier City, LA 71111 Phone: (714) 820-2800 Website: www.harrahslouisianadowns.com

Racing Season: January - March May - September

Notable Louisiana Downs Racing Events

  • G2 Super Derby | 3-year-olds going 1-1/8 mi.
  • Super Derby Prelude | 3-year-olds going 1-1/16 mi.
  • Louisiana Cup Day | 6 stakes for LA-breds including the Distaff and Sprint
  • Happy Ticket | 2-year-old fillies going 1 mi. on turf

Recent Louisiana Downs News

History of Louisiana Downs Horse Racing

Located on 350 acres near Shreveport, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was hit with locals from the start, setting numerous national records for handle and attendance in the 1970's and 1980's. The race track's signature race is the Super Derby, first run in 1980, and created with the intention of luring the nation's best three-year-olds square off one last time to end their season: the plan worked, as more than 13 Classic winners have competed.

What to Do at Louisiana Downs

The race track isn’t just about horse racing, there is plenty to do and see while visiting Louisiana Downs. The casino houses over 1,300 slot machines, two shopping kiosks, and easy access to the Louisiana Boardwalk. Feeling hungry? Why not try the upscale Harrah's Club or the grab-and-go Pepper Rose Too or The Buffet.