Evangeline Downs fans will have the chance to test out a new wager when the south central Louisiana track opens the 2011 Spring/Summer meeting Wednesday, April 6.

The 50-cent trifecta will allow patrons to make more multiple wagers on what is one of the most popular bets offered. Previously, the minimum base bet on the trifecta at Evangeline was $1.

“With our exciting brand of racing featuring full fields, many with 14 runners, we believe this new wager will not only be attractive to our customers but also a benefit to them as well, ” said Tracey Coonce, simulcast director at Evangeline.

The trifecta will be offered on all races at Evangeline with six or more betting interests.

Racing for the 89-evening meet will once again be conducted on a four-evening a week schedule, Wednesday through Saturday with a first post of 5:40 p.m. CT. There will also be a special holiday program Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day.


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