Louisiana Derby Dream Weekend in "Exotic" New Orleans

The nation's third-oldest racetrack will reignite one of its historic traditions when Fair Grounds Race Course opens the 2010-2011 Thoroughbred racing season in New Orleans. 

The stakes program at Fair Grounds this season is among the strongest in the country and will once again feature a Derby Prep schedule that is arguably second to none for those horses looking to make a run at the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown in 2011.

The Derby Prep schedule at Fair Grounds culminates with the G2 $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby in March and we are giving away a chance to experience it in person to all TwinSpires Players just by wagering on Fair Grounds.

Players can earn an entry into the drawing for this amazing all-expense paid 2011 Louisiana Derby Weekend vacation for two in "Exotic" New Orealns for every $20 worth of exotic wagers (exacta, trifecta, superfecta and Super Hi-5) placed on Fair Grounds racing (using their TwinSpires wagering account) between Opening Day on Thursday, November 25th and Santa Super Saturday on December 18.

Louisiana Derby Dream Weekend Winner:

Danny M. of Saint Bernard, LA!

The 84-day 2010-2011 Thoroughbred Racing Season will run Thursdays to Mondays through February and Fridays to Mondays in March, except on Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day). Live racing also will be conducted on Dec. 22 and March 8 (Mardi Gras Day).

First post is set for 12:40 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) daily, except on Opening Day (Nov. 25; first post is 11 a.m.), graded stakes days (Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March 26; first post is 12:10 p.m.) and Starlight Racing nights (Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18; first post is 5 p.m.).

Official Contest Rules


  • This promotion is open to TwinSpires account holders and No Purchase Necessary entrants. .
  • One (1) entry per Player, per $20 of exotic wagers
  • Exotic wagers as defined for this promotion are exacta, trifecta, superfecta and Super Hi 5 (When applicable)
  • Promotion dates: 11/25/10 - 12/18/10

How to Play:

  • Players must wager at least $20 worth of exotic wagers on Fair Grounds between Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, December 18 to qualify for an entry.
  • Players will earn one entry for every $20 worth of exotic wagers placed on Fair Grounds during promotion period.
  • Only wagers placed on Fair Grounds races between Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, December 18 qualify for the promotion.
  • Wager must be made through a TwinSpires wagering account to qualify. 

How to Win:

* Grand Prize: One VIP Trip to the 2011 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course (Saturday, March 26, 2011).  The Prize Package will be chosen randomly among all entries earned by the Players who qualify.

Prize Details:

One randomly selected Player will win:

  • Roundtrip airfare for two to New Orleans for the 2011 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course on March, 26th 2010.
  • Two nights stay at beautiful Hotel Monteleone
  • Ground transportation to and from New Orleans International Airport
  • Limo service to and from Fair Grounds on Louisiana Derby Day
  • Box seats for the 98th Louisiana Derby
  • Dinner at the award-winning restaurant Ralph's on the Park
  • Backstrech tour
  • Four vouchers for the Fair Grounds Grandstand Buffet and
  • Visit in the booth with track announcer John G. Dooley

Winner will be announced on TwinSpires.com Thursday, December 23.
***Drawing will take place Wednesday, December 22.****