Delta Downs

David Cohen, Agent Castle ‘So Excited’ For Return To Oaklawn Park

Riders for agent Bill Castle swept Saturday’s late daily double at Oaklawn Park, with David Cohen winning the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes aboard Power Gal for trainer Mark Casse and Orlando Mojica taking the nightcap aboard Lighthawk for trainer Ron Moquett. Through Saturday, the fifth day of the scheduled 57-day meeting, Cohen is tied for […]

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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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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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Delta Downs Set To Open Meet With Nearly $2.2 Million In Purses

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2018-19 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday, October 17. The 84-day stand will feature live racing Wednesdays through Saturdays with first post time set for 5:25 pm Central Time each night. During the new season, Delta Downs will offer a stakes schedule that features 28 races and a total of […]

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Twenty-Eight Stakes Scheduled For Upcoming Delta Downs Meet

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced its 2018-19 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer 28 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from October 17, 2018 through March 9, 2019. The schedule includes $2.175 million in total purse money. The stakes activity will kick off with a quartet of added-money events on […]

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Delta Downs Releases Stakes Schedule For 2018-19 Meet

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced its 2018-19 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer 28 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from October 17, 2018 through March 9, 2019. The schedule includes $2.175 million in total purse money.  The stakes activity will kick off with a quartet of added-money events […]

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Puerto Rican Nieves Closing In On First Leading Rider Title At Louisiana Downs

Emanuel Nieves is a young rider with a tremendous work ethic coupled with plenty of skill in the saddle. He is 25-years-old, though many mistake him for a teenager, and he is quietly earning the respect of many horsemen and horseplayers in Louisiana with his versatile riding style and well-timed finishes. Born in Caguas, Puerto […]

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