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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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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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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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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Louisiana Legends: Social Misfit Upsets Classic, Mr. Al’s Gal All The Way In Distaff

Evangeline Downs hosted its richest night of the Thoroughbred season on Saturday with Louisiana Legends Night. There were eight stakes races held with total purses of $600,000 and the evening was a showcase of the finest Louisiana-bred horses currently in training. It isn’t very often that a horse trained by Karl Broberg and ridden by Tim Thornton […]

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Mobile Bay Highlights Louisiana Legends Night At Evangeline

Evangeline Downs will be hosting Louisiana Legends Night this coming Saturday featuring the best Louisiana-bred horses currently in training competing against each other. There will be eight stakes races on the nine-race card with total purses of $600,000. The $100,000 Classic for three-year-olds and up is the highlight event on Louisiana Legends Night with a field of […]

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54-Year-Old Hebert Rides 4,000th Winner Tuesday

Jockey Tracy Hebert celebrated his 4000th career victory on Tuesday at Zia Park, guiding Rational Decision to a 4 1/4-length win in the fourth race. According to drf.com, the 54-year-old rider is originally from Erath, La., the same hometown as Randy Romero, Shane Sellers, and Curt Bourque. A regular face on the circuits in New Mexico and […]

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Foster Leads Trainer Standings By Over 20 Wins At Louisiana Downs

Trainer Joseph M. Foster is a force to be reckoned with at Louisiana Downs. “Joey” as he is known to fellow racetrackers, is a man of few words, but a work ethic not surpassed by many. Well-known at the Bossier City racetrack, Foster stands alone at the top of the trainer standings for the 2017 […]

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Commission Approves Transfer Of Six Stakes From Evangeline To Louisiana Downs

On July 5, the Louisiana Racing Commission granted approval of the transfer of six turf stakes from Evangeline Downs to Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The turf features will now be run on the Franks Turf Course at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The schedule is as follows: Monday, July 17 $100,000 Legends Louisiana Turf      3 YO & Up […]

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