Delta Downs

Delta Downs Adds Race Day, Moves Post Time For Expanded Cards

Delta Downs has made changes to the final days of its 2018-19 Thoroughbred season. The meeting was originally scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, March 9 but will now end with an extra day of live racing on Tuesday, March 12. The special race day will also include an early post time of 1:10 pm […]

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Four Stakes Wins Net Diego Saenz Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading jockey by wins and earnings for the week, Diego Saenz was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 4-10, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Grand Luwegee Captures Louisiana Premier Night Championship; Saenz Wins Four

Delta Downs hosted its richest program of the season on Saturday night with another edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 12-race card featured 10 stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses and nearly $1 million in total purse money up for grabs. The featured event of the night was the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for older […]

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Delta Downs: Louisiana Premier Night Features 10 Stakes Worth Close To $1 Million

Delta Downs is gearing up for another rich race program on Saturday as the track hosts the 16th edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 12-race program will feature 10 stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses worth nearly $1 million in total purse money. First post time for the rich program is at 5:25 pm Central Time. Saturday’s […]

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With Suspension Behind Him, Heath Taylor Resumes Career With Gratitude, Patience

It’s been a long and arduous seven years, but on Monday, Jan. 28, trainer Heath Taylor, was restored to good standing by the Louisiana State Racing Commission. His ordeal began in May 2012, when Taylor was cited for a drug violation at Delta Downs.  The drug, Dermorphin, also known as frog juice because it originally […]

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Editor’s Delight: Oxford Comma Headlines Saturday’s Nelson Menard Memorial

Sandra New’s Oxford Comma has done nothing wrong in her past four outings and will seek another trip to the winner’s circle as the 3-1 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Overnight Stakes – a 5½ furlong event for fillies and mares over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at the Fair Grounds. […]

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Jockey Chris Rosier Arrested, Charged With Domestic Abuse In Louisiana

Louisiana-based jockey Chris Rosier was arrested this weekend in Bossier, La., charged with two counts of domestic abuse: one with strangulation and another with aggravated assault. He was booked by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at 3:22 P.M. on Sunday, and according to his rapsheet is still in custody. The 37-year-old rider most recently rode at […]

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Goodprofit Returns Maiden-Breaking Effort In Louisiana Jewel

Delta Downs hosted a pair of stakes races on Friday night which included the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 Treasure Chest for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares. The Louisiana Jewel turned into a coming out party for James Mcingvale’s Goodprofit, who broke her maiden while under jockey Gerard Melancon. […]

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Ultra-Consistent Pacific Pink Takes Delta’s $100,000 Magnolia

Delta Downs kicked off its stakes schedule for the 2018-19 Thoroughbred season on Friday night with the $100,000 Magnolia and the $50,000 My Trusty Cat serving as the main events on a 10-race program. The Magnolia, a one-mile test for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and upward, was won by Pacific Pink under jockey Colby Hernandez. The My […]

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