Louisiana Downs gets 2023 racing schedule approved

Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 4:44 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - The Louisiana Racing Commission held a closed meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23 to discuss several topics, one of which was the racing schedule for the tracks.

Spokesperson Andrea Butler with Louisiana Downs says the tracks have to submit dates for approval every year. Today, they got their answers.

For now, you can catch a horse race at Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

“Today, Louisiana Downs appeared in front of the Louisiana State Racing Commission to have our 2023 dates approved. The approved dates mimic the 2022 season. We are looking forward to an exciting year,” said Butler.

Matt Crawford with Louisiana Downs confirmed to KSLA that they did request for the 2023 dates to not include the weekends for the upcoming racing year.

That plan was ultimately decided against.

Although he says changes aren’t happening this year, it’s something they plan to continue to bring to the table in the future.

For a list of races for the rest of this year, click here.