Horse Racing Tracks Around Louisiana

Don't miss the excitement of live horse racing and off-track wagering at the state's four racetracks.

Horses race at Evangeline Downs
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

A jockey practices at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas.

When it comes to experiencing exciting gambling action, few activities rival the excitement of horse racing. Louisiana's rich history and love for the sport are evident in its top-notch racetracks that offer both traditional and modern amenities, making them must-visit destinations for locals and tourists alike.

In addition to the adrenaline-pumping races, these racetracks also offer a variety of entertainment options to ensure a memorable experience for everyone. From world-class casinos with a wide range of games and dining options, to live entertainment showcasing local talents and luxurious accommodations for a relaxing stay, Louisiana's racetracks go above and beyond to cater to every visitor's needs.

Where to Find Horse Racing in Louisiana

In north Louisiana, head for the eastern edge of Bossier City and step into Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack, which boasts one of the nation’s highest-quality thoroughbred courses. The horses run on a May-through-October schedule. But you can gamble here at any time of the year in the 150,000-square-foot casino and entertainment complex, which includes several restaurants.

To the south, visit the tracks in Opelousas and Vinton, and find luxurious accommodations, winning slots and off-track betting as well. Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Opelousas offers a state-of-the-art “racino” and a new one-mile oval. You’ll find a host of live-racing and off-track betting options, along with an array of slots and gaming choices, plus dining and live entertainment year-round. Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton presents both thoroughbred and quarter-horse seasons, along with simulcast events. And of course, year-round slot and video gambling, live entertainment, dining and overnight accommodations.

In New Orleans, America's third-oldest racetrack, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been a showcase for the sport of kings since 1872. In addition to seasonal thoroughbred racing (from November through March), Fair Grounds has a slots facility with 600 machines, plus simulcast wagering available year-round.

Horseracing at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana.

Horseracing at Delta Downs Racetrack

Cocktails at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino Hotel.

Enjoy cocktails at Delta Downs while watching the race

Man performs a song at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

Catch live entertainment at Evangeline Downs

Horses race at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans.

New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course

Whether you're a seasoned gambler, a racing enthusiast or simply looking for a dose of excitement during your Louisiana vacation, horse racing at Louisiana's premier tracks promises an unforgettable adventure! For more gaming fun, learn more about casinos in Louisiana.