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Starlight Racing Combines New Orleans Sports and Nightlife

Starlight Racing at New Orleans Fair Grounds mixes horse racing with New Orleans nightlife from food trucks to live music all in one venue.

New Orleans is known for taking many things to another level. Give us something that exists somewhere else, and we’ll make it extraordinary. A perfect example of this is the Starlight Racing series at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, running through the end of March. Here, day at the races meets night on the town, which if you ask us, is a pretty great combination. Don’t know much about racing? No problem! There’s even a Racing 101 program set up to help you better understand the art of racing to place an informed bet. To learn more about this and Starlight Racing in New Orleans, watch this episode of GoNOLA TV! See you at the races!

2013-2014 Season Schedule

  • November 22 – Chee Weez in the Clubhouse and DJ San-D in the Miiller Time Beer Garden
  • December 20 – The Bucktown All-Stars in the Clubhouse and DJ Crush in the Miller Time Beer Garden
  • January 17t – Groovy 7 in the Clubhouse and DJ Digital in the Miller Time Beer Garden
  • February 7 – The Topcats in the Clubhouse and DJ San-D in the Miller Time Beer Garden
  • March 14 – The Mixed Nuts in the Clubhouse and DJ Kemistry in the Miller Time Beer Garden

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Video Transcript:

CJ Hunt: Coming to the races at the Fair Grounds has long been a New Orleans
tradition. This tradition gets a new spin with The Starlight Racing Series.
It’s a day at the races meets night on the town.

Mark Conner: The Starlight Racing is obviously fun for everyone. We
actually start in December. We have them six or seven nights throughout the
season and it goes all the way through March 30th. If you’ve never been
out to racing before or been exposed to it, we have a fun thing that we do,
called Racing 101.

We have a couple of handicapper’s here that’ll teach you the basics about
racing. They’ll give you some tips on what to do or who to maybe bet on,
and you can do it right here in the tent, along with some great

We have DJ’s usually and a band on the 4th floor. It’s a popular local
cover band that plays great music. The food trucks around the city come
out. That’s just one of many exciting things that you can get here at the
track. We look forward to seeing everybody here.

CJ: There’s something for everyone The Starlight Racing Series is an
excellent way to get out of the Quarter and try something new. So grab some
friends and grab some dollars, for the betting, for the empanadas. For Go
NOLA TV I’m CJ Hunt, we’ll see y’all soon.

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