Louisiana Downs
Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack

Name of Track:
Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack

8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City, LA, United States

Date Opened:

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 mile, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:

1,010 feet

Turf course:
7/8 of a mile and 50 feet


Horse Racing at Louisiana Downs

Located in Bossier City, Louisiana, and opened in 1974, Louisiana Downs is considered to be a showcase for horses from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas.

Louisiana Downs is the home of the popular Grade II Super Derby, a premiere race for 3-year-olds running every September since 1980 at the classic United States stakes distance of 1¼ miles.

The Thoroughbred meets take place at Louisiana Downs from early May through October. A quarter horse meet is held from January through March.

Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack Racing Information:

Live Racing:  Thursday to Sunday

Live Racing Calendar: Thoroughbred racing from early May through October and a quarter horse racing meet from January through March.

Notable Races at Louisiana Downs:

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Breeders’ Cup Handicap
Independence Handicap
Island Whirl Handicap
LA Breeders’ Derby
LA Bred Quarter Horse Stake
Fleur de Lis
Dixie Miss
Folklore Handicap
Lady Luck


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