Louisiana racing

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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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 Downs Ups Purse Money For Louisiana Cup Day Stakes

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce that the purse for each of the six stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds on Louisiana Cup Day will increase by $10,000. The annual Louisiana Cup Day is set for Saturday, August 4 with nominations closing this Saturday, July 21. “We greatly appreciate the support from the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) […]

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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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Louisiana Court Affirms 2014 Stakes Win For Disqualified Coalport, Napravnik, Ramseys

A court in Louisiana ruled Wednesday that stewards got it wrong when they disqualified Coalport and jockey Rosie Napravnik from first place in the 2014 Unbridled Stakes at Louisiana Downs. According to KTBS, a panel of three judges for the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal agreed Coalport indeed committed a foul in the race […]

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Evangeline Downs Prepares To Launch Season April 4

The 53rd season of Thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs will begin on Wednesday, April 4 with a nine-race program. It will be the first of 84 racing days conducted on a Wednesday through Saturday weekly schedule. Post time for each live racing night will be 5:50 pm Central Time. There will be a 20-race stakes […]

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Saenz, Broberg Repeat Titles As Delta Downs Meet Wraps Up

Delta Downs closed out its 2017-18 Thoroughbred season on Saturday night with a special 12-race program. During the night, the track honored its leading horsemen for the 84-day meeting that began on October 18. Jockey Diego Saenz won his second consecutive and fourth leading rider title overall at Delta Downs this year while Karl Broberg won his seventh […]

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Success And Downturns In Oil Industry Have An Impact On Louisiana’s Horse Racing Industry

There are several oil rigs located off the coast of Louisiana, and a booming oil industry – or one that hit some ‘rough waters’ – has an impact on the state’s horse racing industry, according to a report by KLFY-10 News. According to the news station, the recent downturn in the oil industry has had an […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Waters Now Smooth For Rough C’s Ahead

About a year ago, Rough C’s Ahead got more ink after a ninth-place claiming run than most allowance horses do in their whole lifetimes. The Marvin Davis trainee struggled home last in his third career start at Fair Grounds on Dec. 29, 2016 and was listed for sale on social media by Thompson’s Horse Lot […]

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