Saturday, March 24 marks the 105th running of the Louisiana Derby.  The day is presented by TwinSpires.com and features eight stakes worth $2.36 million including the Grade II Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby, the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, the Grade II New Orleans Handicap and the Grade II Muniz Memorial Handicap. First post 12:30 p.m.General Admission is $10 and Clubhouse Admission is $20.

A field of ten Kentucky Derby aspirants will assemble on Saturday, March 24 for the 105th running of the Grade II $1 million Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com, which is scheduled as the 11th race on a 14-race card. In addition it also is the last leg of a $200,000 guaranteed all-stakes pick four, which kicks off in the eighth race – the Gr. II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap.

For the first time we are opening up the Woodford Reserve Apron Tent for cocktail samples featuring Woodford Reserve products. The first 400 guests21 and older will  receiveWoodford Reserve sampling wristbands beginning at 1pm. Cocktails include Woodford Reserve neat and two signature drinks, Bramble On & Uncle Si.

On top of the best day of racing in Louisiana, The Fashion at the Races Contest will take place in the Woodford Reserve Apron Tent. We invite well-dressed ladies to walk in front of our judges for their chance to win big prizes and the title of New Orleans’ BestDerby Dressed! All important information, including rules & regulations can be found here. The contest is open to the public (ages 21+). Must sign up prior to start of contest. To follow the fashion contest specifically, view the event page here.