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Ours To Run Defends Her Title On Louisiana Legends Night At Evangeline

Evangeline Downs hosted its annual celebration of the Louisiana-bred Thoroughbred on Saturday night with Louisiana Legends Night. There were eight stakes races with purses totaling $550,000, making it the richest night of the entire Thoroughbred season. The first stakes race of the evening featured a returning champion in Ours to Run, who defended her victory […]

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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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Broberg Wraps Up Eighth Training Title At Evangeline Downs

As it so often is at Evangeline Downs, the main name to know was Karl Broberg. The perennially leading trainer at this racetrack won his eighth training title from 2011-2018 by a wide margin from his competition. His main jockey for much of the summer, Tim Thornton, parlayed that partnership into a second straight riding […]

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Autumn Warrior Overcomes Trouble To Win Super Derby Prelude

A very exciting edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 4. The card featured seven stakes and purses of $420,000, highlighted by an exciting running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth attracted a competitive field of 11. The top four will receive a […]

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Equine Sales Company Moves Date Of 2019 2-Year-Old Sale To April 2

Equine Sales Company has announced that its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, traditionally held in early May, will instead be held earlier in 2019. The sale date have been set for Tuesday, April 2, with the breeze show set for Sunday, March 31, in Opelousas, Louisiana. “Our Board of Directors and Sales Committee responded to feedback […]

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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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