Louisiana

Equine Sales Company Announces Reduction In RNA Commissions

In an effort to better accommodate consignors and breeders during these unprecedented circumstances, the Board of Directors of Equine Sales Company in Louisiana has voted in favor of reducing the “Reserve Not Achieved” (RNA) commission on any amount over $50,000 from 5 percent to 2.5 percent. The next event on the Equine Sales Company calendar […]

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Equine Sales Company Moves Combined Auction To August 20

The board of directors of Equine Sales Company voted in favor of changing the date of its 2020 Consignor Select Yearling Sale including 2-Year-Olds in Training from Sept. 3 to Aug. 20. With the announcement of Fasig-Tipton consolidating its three yearling sales, which will be held on Sept. 9-10 in Lexington, Ky., and the Kentucky […]

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Commission Approves Louisiana Downs’ Request To Host Live Racing Starting June 6

The 2020 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, which was originally scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 2, will commence on Saturday, June 6. An emergency meeting of the Louisiana State Racing Commission took place on May 5 and unanimous approval for the revised opening date was granted. Due to state mandates regarding COVID-19, […]

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Delta Downs Horsemen Confused, Frustrated As Training Does Not Resume Monday

Several trainers at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. had their horses tacked up and standing ready at the gap early Monday morning, only to find the gates to the track surface padlocked. Security eventually arrived and informed the trainers that Delta would not be opening the track for training Monday morning. In light of Judge […]

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Louisiana Judge’s Order Should Re-Open Racetracks For Morning Training

Three tracks across the state of Louisiana have not opened their racing surfaces for morning training for nearly four weeks now, but an order handed down this week by Judge Sharon Wilson of the 14th Judicial District Court will change that. Training hours four days per week at Delta Downs, Evangeline Downs, and Louisiana Downs […]

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No Training In Louisiana? Trio Of Tracks Ignore Commission’s Emergency Order

Horsemen at three different Louisiana racetracks have been unable to train for nearly three weeks now, despite an emergency order from the Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) handed down on March 20. Boyd Gaming, the entity that owns both Delta Downs and Evangeline Downs, attempted to order horsemen to leave its properties by Wednesday, March […]

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Churchill: Trio Of Joe Sharp-Trained Winners Disqualified For Levamisole

Eight of trainer Joe Sharp’s runners have already been disqualified in the state of Louisiana for Levamisole, a de-worming agent, and now an additional three winners from the last week of November at Churchill Downs have been disqualified. According to the Daily Racing Form, each of the three horses’ owners waived their right to split sample […]

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Underpressure Digs Deep In Louisiana Premier Night Championship

Delta Downs hosted its richest program of the season on Saturday night with another edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 11-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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Evangeline Downs’ Thoroughbred Season Kicks Off April 8

Evangeline Downs will kick off the 2020 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday, April 8 and continue through Saturday, August 29. There will be 84 days of live racing run on a Wednesday through Saturday weekly schedule during the season. Post time for live racing will be 5:50 pm Central Time. All horsemen interested in submitting a […]

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