The Louisiana Derby

About the Race

The Louisiana Derby takes places at the famous Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The race has been won by many legendary horses. Two have gone on to claim 1st place in the Kentucky Derby. This year’s race will be no different, many top horses will be racing.

The first race at Fair Grounds Race Course took place on March 20, 1839. At that time it was called the Louisiana Race Course. The city of New Orleans hosts many great events. The Louisiana Derby is just one of the many traditions. The city also hosts a large Mardi Gras celebration, and has been the site of the Super Bowl several times. 

The Louisiana Derby runs March 23rd, 2019.