Delta Downs

Delta Downs Gearing Up To Kick Off 84-Day Season On Wednesday

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2017-18 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday, October 18. The 84-day stand will feature live racing Wednesdays through Saturdays with first post time set for 5:30 pm each night. This year Delta Downs will offer a stakes schedule that features 24 races and at total of $1.975 […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Cancelled Due To Regional Impact Of Hurricane Harvey

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced that it is altering its stakes schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 Thoroughbred season, due to the regionwide impact of Hurricane Harvey. The 84-day meet is scheduled to get underway on October 18. At the recommendation of the HBPA Board of Directors, Delta Downs has decided to cancel eight […]

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Delta Downs: Funding Shortfall Could Mean Canceling Of Jackpot, Princess Stakes

A decline in casino revenue has officials at Delta Downs considering eliminating several stakes races in October and November, including the track’s marquee event, the Delta Downs Jackpot. The Daily Racing Form reports that much of the facility’s business comes from the Houston area, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey. That has resulted in a decline in […]

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Sam Houston, Delta Downs Closed For Simulcasting Due To Hurricane Harvey

Sam Houston Race Park in Houston and Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, are both closed Monday for simulcasting due to Hurricane Harvey. According to the Daily Racing Form, Delta Downs will also be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Neither facility, which are located about two hours apart, is conducting live racing. An official with Sam Houston told […]

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Foster Leads Trainer Standings By Over 20 Wins At Louisiana Downs

Trainer Joseph M. Foster is a force to be reckoned with at Louisiana Downs. “Joey” as he is known to fellow racetrackers, is a man of few words, but a work ethic not surpassed by many. Well-known at the Bossier City racetrack, Foster stands alone at the top of the trainer standings for the 2017 […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Headlines Rich $4.275 Million Stakes Schedule

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced its 2017-18 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer 32 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from October 18, 2017 through March 10, 2018. The schedule includes $4.275 million in total purse money. The annual highlight of this year’s stakes activity will come on Saturday, […]

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‘Good Horses, Good Racing’: Caldwell ‘Committed’ To Making Kentucky String Successful

Among the new outfits racing regularly at Ellis Park this summer is trainer J.R. Caldwell, who got out to a quick start with two wins, a second and third with his first eight runners. This is Caldwell’s first full year in Kentucky, though he had horses for Churchill Downs’ spring meet a couple of years […]

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Gone Too Far: Hazing Incident At Delta Downs Results In Arrest Of Four Jockeys

It is a well-known tradition in the jockey culture to celebrate the first win of an apprentice’s career with some form of hazing, usually including buckets of ice water and shaving cream. According to a report from the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, four jockeys at Delta Downs took hazing a fellow jockey too […]

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30-Year-Old Apprentice Aubrie Green Finds A Place To ‘Belong’ At Louisiana Downs

Many features on apprentice jockeys making their mark involve young riders, even teenagers, winning their first races at an early age. Some come from a racing family, following in the footsteps of a father, uncle or cousin. Louisiana Downs apprentice Aubrie Green has written a very different story for her journey in becoming a professional […]

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Racing To Resume Thursday At Evangeline, Delta Downs After Tropical Storm Cindy Blows Through

Evangeline Downs and Delta Downs are set to resume racing Thursday night after both facilities canceled their Wednesday programs due to Tropical Storm Cindy. The Daily Racing Form reports that both tracks, which are owned by Boyd Gaming, came out of the storm in fine shape. Delta Downs, which is located in Vinton, Louisiana, received more rain […]

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