Louisiana horse racing

Parker, Close Associate Of Louisiana ‘Rescue,’ Arrested For Animal Cruelty

The saga of a kill pen rescue in Louisiana continued this week with the arrest of one of its associates on multiple animal cruelty charges. Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, La., was taken into custody by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office on the morning of Feb. 19 and has been charged with one felony count […]

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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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Fair Grounds Prepares For Meet With Nearly $7 Million In Purses, Three Derby Preps

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced that 56 stakes worth a total of $6.87 million will be up for grabs for this upcoming 2018-19 racing season, which is set to begin on Thursday, November 15. Headlining the stakes program is Louisiana Derby Day on March 23, which is the signature day of racing at the […]

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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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Louisiana Downs Boosts Purses For Third Time In 2018

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce its third purse increase of the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season. Effective Saturday, September 8, an additional $2,000 will be added for all races published in the condition book.  Harrah’s Louisiana Downs had previously acknowledged an increase in overnight race purses which went into effect on June 30.  All overnight races, up to and including $12,500, were […]

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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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‘Rescuing A Horse From A Rescue’: NTWO Voices Concerns About Louisiana ‘Non-Profit’

The following article was first published at NTWO.org, and has been reprinted with the permission of Victoria Keith and the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization. This piece serves as a follow-up to ‘Chicken Houses And Horse Rescue: A Complicated Tale,’ which was published on the Paulick Report in early April 2018. Most horse rescues and individuals […]

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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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Louisiana’s Evangeline Training Center Set To Permanently Close Next Month

The Evangeline Training Center in Carencro, La., located on the old Evangeline Downs site, will shut down Aug. 15. A spokeswoman for the center’s owner, Carrol Castille, told a Layfayette TV station the business has been losing money for several years, and the training center struggled to comply with new standards established by the Environmental […]

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New Protocols, More Tests: Fair Grounds EHV-1 Outbreak ‘At Least A 45-Day Process’

As the first group of barns at the Fair Grounds Race Course near the end of their state-mandated equine herpesvirus quarantines, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture has been working to define the procedures which will allow those barns to be released from quarantine. Following a meeting earlier in the week between horsemen, USDA representatives, veterinarians, […]

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