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Boyd Gaming Revokes Stalls From Trainer, Owner In Alleged Louisiana Cruelty Case

In the wake of animal cruelty allegations against them, Boyd Gaming has revoked stall privileges to trainer Thomas W. Sam and owner Keith T. Sam. According to David Strow, vice president of corporate communications for Boyd Gaming Corporation, the pair have until Monday to vacate their stalls. Thomas Sam saddled one runner at Delta Downs […]

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Louisiana Officials Investigating Licensees In Alleged Neglect Case

The Louisiana Racing Commission is investigating an Evangeline Downs trainer after a starving Thoroughbred was removed from his property in Opelousas last month. I Promised Youhuff, an 8-year-old son of Huff out of Placid Fund mare Sammi’s Promise, was found by St. Landry Parish Animal Control lying in the front yard of a house on […]

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POW! Apprentice Jockey Ramirez Makes Remarkable Recovery At Delta Downs

Apprentice jockey Paulina Ramirez was cruising on the front end in a juvenile maiden claimer Wednesday evening at Delta Downs, when disaster nearly struck. Her mount, St Teresa, seemed to duck and hit the rail, flipping Ramirez off the side of the horse. Ramirez, whose nickname is Pow!, somehow managed to hang on and lift […]

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Mariah’s Galaxy Surprises In Delta’s Magnolia Stakes

Delta Downs hosted the first stakes race of its new Thoroughbred season on Friday night as Riley Blanchet and Todd Matte’s Mariah’s Galaxy stormed home in front to take the $100,000 Magnolia Stakes for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares under jockey Kevin Smith. Mariah’s Galaxy, who is trained by Victor Arceneaux, also won the Lookout Stakes […]

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Delta Downs Ready For New Season, Offers More Than $2.2 Million In Stakes Purses

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2019-20 Thoroughbred season next week with live cards scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday night, October 8 through 12. After opening week, the track will go to its regular schedule of Wednesday through Saturday racing until the 84-day stand wraps up on February 29. First post […]

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Delta Downs Boosts Purse For Premier Quarter Horse Race To $1 Million

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced that its richest Quarter Horse race of the year, the Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), will be worth an estimated $1 million beginning in 2020. The Lee Berwick is striving to become the second seven-figure Quarter Horse race in the state of Louisiana, joining the Louisiana Million, which […]

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Delta Downs Releases Stakes Schedule For 2019-2020 Thoroughbred Season

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel announced its 2019-20 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer 26 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from Oct. 8, 2019 through Feb. 29, 2020. The stakes schedule includes $2.245 million in total purse money. This year’s stakes activity will kick off on opening weekend with a […]

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Delta Downs Taking Stall Applications For Fall/Winter Meet

Delta Downs’ racing office has announced that stall applications for the track’s 2019-20 Thoroughbred season are due by Monday, August 12. The upcoming meet is scheduled to run from October 8 through February 29. First post time during the season will be at 4:55 pm CST each Wednesday through Saturday night. Delta Downs stall applications […]

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Testing One Two Makes It Look Easy In Owner Appreciation Distaff

Delta Downs hosted the $68,000 Owner Appreciation Distaff on Friday night and it was Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Testing One Two who came away with her second stakes win of the season under jockey Diego Saenz. Testing One Two is conditioned by Victor Arceneaux. Testing One Two used a perfect trip in the Owner Appreciation Distaff […]

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