A shopping-center developer’s project, Harrah's Louisiana Downs is a 150,000 square-foot horse racing facility in Bossier City, Louisiana. It opened in 1974 and its first year of operation was a resounding success; in that year alone, more than 300,000 enthusiasts wagered over $23 million.

Louisiana Downs hosts a thoroughbred meet from May through September, and every winter it also hosts a quarter horse meet intended to showcase the fastest breed, but the pièce de résistance is the Super Derby. This is a widely-anticipated premiere race for 3-year olds, a Grade II race run in September which has truly earned its place within the hearts of enthusiasts. It has attracted winners from 4 prestigious stakes, namely the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes.

Louisiana Downs is considered to be the nation’s fifth-largest racetrack; as additional entertainment, the racing facility also features a casino with 1,300 slot machines.

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Louisiana Downs Racetrack Facts:

  • Racecourse type: flat, thoroughbred
  • Location: Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Purse: 250,000,000.
  • Venue capacity: 15,000 spectators.
  • Track length: the main track is 1 mile oval, turf is 7/8 of a mile and 50 feet.
  • Important track records: 1980, Belmont Stakes winner Temperence Hill won the inaugural Super Derby