Bayou Beauties and Blazing Horses at 2015 Louisiana Derby
Bayou Beauties and Blazing Horses at 2015 Louisiana Derby: The 2015 Louisiana Derby will be run on Saturday, March 28, at the Fair Grounds Race Course. The Louisiana Derby is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome for thoroughbred horses making their way down the Kentucky Derby Trail. Worth $750,000 and 100 points to the first place finisher, the 2015 is a great way to get to know some of the horse you’ll find in the Churchill Downs starting gate the first Saturday in May.
What to do at the 2015 Louisiana Derby…
The first post time will be at 12:30 in the afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course, and General Admission is $10 per person. Clubhouse Admission is $15 per person, and on race day guests can enjoy the Clubhouse Dining Room that offers a full food and drink menu. Reservations are strongly recommended and are accepted by telephone at (504) 943-2200, and there is a dress code that does not permit shorts, t-shirts, or sandals.
The Fair Grounds also offers a more casual environment at one of the Slots Eateries with “grab-and-go” type restaurants such as the DeSaix Deli and Gentilly Grill. There are also concession stands featuring a variety of New Orleans cuisine.
In addition, Fair Grounds offers slot machines where new members can receive $20 in free slot play and $5 in free slot play every week for the first four weeks of play.
If guests stay the night, they can also enjoy the happenings at the racetrack on Sunday, March 29. The Fair Grounds will feature Spirited Sunday where guests can purchase $1 Absolut Martinis and Bloody Marys while watching even more live thoroughbred racing with post times beginning at 1:25 p.m.
Who to bet on in the Louisiana Derby…
Louisiana Derby 2015 Post Positions & Odds
Race #11 5:24 PM CT
1. Stanford 5-1 – Todd Pletcher – Florent Geroux
2. Mr. Z 4-1 – D Wayne Lukas – Kent Desormeaux
3. Defondo 12-1 – Dallas Stewart – Brian Hernandez Jr.
4. Fusaichi Flame 20-1 – Scott Gelner – Francisco Torres
5. A Day in Paradise 12-1 – Larry Jones – Kerwin Clark
6. War Story 4-1 – Tom Amoss – Joe Talamo
7. Keen Ice 5-1 – Dale Romans – James Graham
8. St. Joe Bay 10-1 – Peter Miller – Robby Albarado
9. International Star 3-1 – Mike Maker – Miguel Mena
Picks/Plays: Use Mr. Z, Stanford, and International Star for horizontal wagers. In exotics, either box the same three colts or wheel them with War Story added to the second slot.
What to wear to the 2015 Louisiana Derby…
The Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds is the perfect place to wear one of spring’s biggest trends, black and white. The black and white combo is a clean and crisp look that can be worn many ways. You can wear black and white separates like a black and white tank paired with a black pencil skirt or a black pencil skirt with white button detailing.
For a fitted sheath retro look that is equal parts lady-like and sexy, try a black and white dress. For a subtle take on the black and white trend, try a fit and flare black dress with white trim at the bottom or a black dress with trim at the arms and collar.
You can also carry the black and white trend over to your headwear. Try an on-trend black and white topper to complete your 2015 Louisiana Derby look.
Louisiana Derby 2015 Fashion Picks: