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COVID-19: Louisiana Racing Commission Passes Emergency Order Guiding Training, Movement Of Horses

As the racing world continues to grapple with the ever-increasing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Racing Commission has passed an emergency order designed to guide the stabling and training of horses in the state. The order appears to be largely a response to a mass text sent Monday evening ordering horsemen to vacate […]

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Evangeline Downs Cancels Training; Management Orders All Horses, Personnel Off The Backside

Evangeline Downs, operated by Boyd Gaming, has not only postponed it’s 2020 Thoroughbred race meet until further notice, but a mass text sent to horsemen on Monday also cancelled morning training hours and ordered all horses and personnel off the backside by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The Thoroughbred meet was scheduled to start […]

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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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Louisiana Officials Investigating Licensees In Alleged Neglect Case

The Louisiana Racing Commission is investigating an Evangeline Downs trainer after a starving Thoroughbred was removed from his property in Opelousas last month. I Promised Youhuff, an 8-year-old son of Huff out of Placid Fund mare Sammi’s Promise, was found by St. Landry Parish Animal Control lying in the front yard of a house on […]

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Louisiana-Breds In The Spotlight On ‘Legends’ Night AT Evangeline Downs

The best Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds will be in the spotlight at Evangeline Downs this Saturday night for Louisiana Legends Night. The annual celebration will be a 10-race program with the first post time set for 5:50 p.m. (CST). There will be eight stakes races on the card and Evangeline Downs bettors will surely be focused on […]

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Technical Issues Force Cancellation Of Friday, Saturday Cards At Evangeline

Evangeline Downs Racetrack today announced it will be cancelling the live racing programs for Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, as a result of a technical issue with the track’s electrical system caused by the severe heavy rain which fell in the Opelousas area on Thursday afternoon. Evangeline Downs was forced to cancel Thursday’s […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Guidry Enjoying New Role As Louisiana Racing Official

Statistically, Mark Guidry is one of only 34 jockeys to win more than 5,000 races. In addition to those glittery stats, he is so well regarded by his peers that he received the 2006 George Woolf Award that honors jockeys whose character and career reflect positively on themselves and Thoroughbred racing. When he received the […]

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Evangeline Prepares To Begin 54th Season Of Racing As Broberg,Thornton Will Defend Titles

 The 54th season of Thoroughbred racing will be getting started at Evangeline Downs on Wednesday, April 3. It will be the first of 84 evenings of racing action held on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule with a nightly first post time of 5:50 pm Central Time. The 20-race stakes schedule will feature purses totaling $1,375,000 and […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Do Test Barn Thefts Expose Louisiana Lab Deficiency?

My phone lit up Wednesday morning after the Paulick Report published an article about the theft of post-race urine and blood samples from a locked freezer inside the test barn at Louisiana Downs. The break-in was discovered Jan. 12, the day the Bossier City, La., track began the second week of its 2019 Quarter Horse […]

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