Louisiana racing

Delta Downs Gearing Up To Kick Off 84-Day Season On Wednesday

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2017-18 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday, October 18. The 84-day stand will feature live racing Wednesdays through Saturdays with first post time set for 5:30 pm each night. This year Delta Downs will offer a stakes schedule that features 24 races and at total of $1.975 […]

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Fair Grounds Unveils Rich $6.69 Million Stakes Schedule For Upcoming Season

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening Day is slated for Saturday, Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes. The stakes schedule will mirror several past seasons with a […]

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Delta Downs: Funding Shortfall Could Mean Canceling Of Jackpot, Princess Stakes

A decline in casino revenue has officials at Delta Downs considering eliminating several stakes races in October and November, including the track’s marquee event, the Delta Downs Jackpot. The Daily Racing Form reports that much of the facility’s business comes from the Houston area, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey. That has resulted in a decline in […]

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Jockeys Melancon, Batista Organize Relief Supplies For Hurricane Harvey Refugees

Jockeys Gerard Melancon and Alexis Batista worked together to organize a relief effort for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey last week, according to the Daily Racing Form. The riders gathered more than 50 cases of water and a stash of diapers to a shelter in Lake Charles, La. which has taken in Texas residents fleeing the […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Headlines Rich $4.275 Million Stakes Schedule

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced its 2017-18 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer 32 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from October 18, 2017 through March 10, 2018. The schedule includes $4.275 million in total purse money. The annual highlight of this year’s stakes activity will come on Saturday, […]

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Police Arrest Man In Case Of Cruelty To Stakes-Winning Quarter Horse

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office has arrested 18-year-old Jermaine Dwayne Doucet Jr., in connection with a severe neglect/cruelty case of a stakes-winning Quarter Horse in Louisiana. According to KATC3, Dr. Drip was found in a field in Opelousas, La., severely emaciated with open sores infested by maggots. Rescuers treated the horse for a brief […]

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Evangeline Cancels Turf Racing For Remainder Of Season, Citing ‘Poor Growth Conditions’

After being forced to delay turf racing several times already this season, officials at Evangeline Downs have decided to cancel all remaining turf races for the rest of the year. The Daily Racing Form reports that officials had hoped to begin carding turf races later this season, but according to director of racing Chris Warren, the decision […]

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Racing To Resume Thursday At Evangeline, Delta Downs After Tropical Storm Cindy Blows Through

Evangeline Downs and Delta Downs are set to resume racing Thursday night after both facilities canceled their Wednesday programs due to Tropical Storm Cindy. The Daily Racing Form reports that both tracks, which are owned by Boyd Gaming, came out of the storm in fine shape. Delta Downs, which is located in Vinton, Louisiana, received more rain […]

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Louisiana Downs Reports Strong Increase In Handle During Current Thoroughbred Meet

The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got underway on May 6. Officials made some changes in the live race day schedule in hopes of boosting handle and have already noted significant increases. Through the first 16 days of racing, total handle on live races was up 23%. The change the in the […]

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$1 Million Delta Downs Jackpot Set For November 18

Boyd Gaming Corporation announced Wednesday that this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) for 2-year-olds will be held at its Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel on Saturday afternoon, November 18. This year will mark the 15th anniversary of the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot, which is contested at 1-1/16 miles on a dirt surface. The […]

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