Technical Issues Force Cancellation Of Friday, Saturday Cards At Evangeline

by | 04.19.2019 | 4:28pm

Evangeline Downs Racetrack today announced it will be cancelling the live racing programs for Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, as a result of a technical issue with the track's electrical system caused by the severe heavy rain which fell in the Opelousas area on Thursday afternoon.

Evangeline Downs was forced to cancel Thursday's racing program after four races were run due to the same issue, which caused several banks of the track's lighting system to not function properly.

Live racing at Evangeline Downs is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, April 24 with a nine-race program. Post time on Wednesday will be 5:50 pm Central Time.

Evangeline Downs is currently in the midst of the 2019 Thoroughbred season, which will continue on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule through Saturday, August 24.

For more information on the Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track's website at Evangeline Downs' Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at

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