Delta Downs

54-Year-Old Hebert Rides 4,000th Winner Tuesday

Jockey Tracy Hebert celebrated his 4000th career victory on Tuesday at Zia Park, guiding Rational Decision to a 4 1/4-length win in the fourth race. According to drf.com, the 54-year-old rider is originally from Erath, La., the same hometown as Randy Romero, Shane Sellers, and Curt Bourque. A regular face on the circuits in New Mexico and […]

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Undefeated Gladyousawme Scores In Louisiana Legacy At Delta

Delta Downs closed out its fifth week of racing on Saturday night with the $150,000 Louisiana Legacy serving as the featured event. The one-mile test for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds was taken by Klein Racing’s Gladyousawme, who pushed his brief record to three wins in as many starts while taking his stakes debut under jockey Roberto Morales. After breaking […]

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Testing One Two Dominates Louisiana Jewel By 16 1/2 Lengths At Delta Downs

Delta Downs hosted the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel Stakes for 2-year-old Louisiana-bred fillies on Friday night and the one-mile race turned into a coming out party for Brittlyn Stables, Inc.’s Testing One Two. The Victor Arceneaux trainee cruised to an astonishing 16 ½-length victory under jockey Diego Saenz while making her stakes debut in her third career start. […]

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Delta Downs: Jockey Alexis Batista Recovering From Injuries; Due For More Tests

Jockey Alexis Batista is scheduled to undergo more tests as the result of injuries suffered in a spill Nov. 2 at Delta Downs. According to a report by the Daily Racing Form, Batista was initially diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his C-7 vertebrae. However, his agent, Antonio Floyd, told the Form that x-rays taken earlier this week were […]

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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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