Delta Downs Stakes Schedule Worth $4.6M

Delta Downs Stakes Schedule Worth $4.6M
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Goldencents running in the 2012 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes.
Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino has released its 2013-14 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, which includes 32 races and $4.6 million in total purse money.
 
"We are extremely excited about the upcoming season at Delta Downs," Steve Kuypers, vice president and general manager of Delta Downs, said in a July 16 release. "The tremendous support we receive from the horsemen each year along with the tireless work of our team members make Delta Downs racing something special."
 
The highlight of the upcoming 88-day season, which runs from Oct. 11-March 15, will come Nov. 23. On that Saturday the track will host eight stakes and offer $2.25 million in total purses including the 11th running of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III). There will be a special post time of 1:15 p.m. CST for the Jackpot program.
 
Last year's Delta Downs Jackpot program produced the second-highest single-day pari-mutuel handle in track history of $4,359,362, only 1.57% less than 2011, when fans bet a record $4,434,099.
 
Other highlights of the new stakes schedule are a pair of prep races on the third weekend of the meet.
 
On Oct. 25 the $150,000 My Trusty Cat will serve as a prelude to the $500,000 Delta Downs Princess (gr. III), and on Oct. 26 the $200,000 Jean Lafitte will be a steppingstone to the Jackpot. The $500,000 Delta Downs Princess also takes place on the Delta Downs Jackpot program in November.
 
The richest nighttime program of the season will take place Feb. 1 with another edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The Saturday card features 10 stakes for Louisiana-bred horses and more than $1 million in purses. The highlight is the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for older horses competing at 1 1/16 miles.
 
Live racing will begin each night during the season at 5:45 p.m.
 
DELTA DOWNS RACETRACK CASINO & HOTEL
2013-14 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule
Race Date Race Name Sex/Age Dist. Purse Closing date
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013 My Trusty Cat F2 7f 150,000 G 10/11/13
Sat., Oct. 26, 2013 Jean Lafitte 2 1m 200,000 G 10/11/13
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013 Magnolia FM3+ La bred 1m 100,000 G 10/18/13
Sat., Nov. 2, 2013 Gold Cup 3+ La bred 1m 100,000 G 10/18/13
DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT DAY 11/23/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 $500,000  Delta Downs Princess  (Gr. III) F2 1m 500,000 G 10/26/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) 2yr 1m 1/16 1,000,000 G 10/26/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 Delta Mile 3+ 1m 150,000G 11/6/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 Treasure Chest FM3+ 1m 150,000G 11/6/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 Louisiana Legacy C&G 2 La bred 1m 150,000 G 11/8/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 Louisiana Jewel F2 La bred 1m 150,000 G 11/8/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 Orleans* F3 7f 75,000 G 11/6/13
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 Sam's Town* 3yr 7f 75,000 G 11/6/13
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013 Eldorado** FM3+ 1m 65,000 G 12/13/13
Sat., Dec. 28, 2013 Fremont** 3+ 1m 65,000 G 12/13/13
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014 By The Light F3 7f 75,000 G 12/20/13
Sat., Jan. 4, 2014 Big Drama 3 7f 75,000 G 12/20/13
LOUISIANA PREMIER NIGHT 2/1/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Bon Temps Starter FM4+ La bred 5f 50,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter 4+ La bred 5f 50,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Ladies Starter FM4+ La bred 1m 65,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Gentlemen Starter 4+ La bred 1m 1/16 65,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Matron FM4+ La bred 5f 100,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Sprint 4+ La bred 5f 100,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Starlet F3 La bred 7f 125,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Prince 3yr La bred 7f 125,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Distaff FM4+ La bred 1m 150,000 G 1/17/14
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 La. Premier Night Championship 4+ La bred 1m 1/16 200,000 G 1/17/14
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014 Azalea F3 La bred 7 1/2f 100,000 G 2/14/14
Sat., Mar. 1, 2014 Pelican 3 La bred 7 1/2f 100,000 G 2/14/14
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014 Lookout* FM3+ La bred 1m 70,000 G 2/21/14
Sat., Mar. 8, 2014 B-Connected* 3+ La bred 1m 70,000 G 2/21/14
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014 Gold Coast*** FM4+ 1m 75,000 G 2/28/14
Sat., Mar. 15, 2014 Borgata*** 4+ 1m 75,000 G 2/28/14
Subject to approval by the LSRC
G-Guaranteed
*Restricted: Horses which have not won a sweepstakes.
**Restricted: Horses which have started for a claiming price at Delta Downs or Evangeline Downs in 2012-13.
*** Restricted : Horses which have started at Delta Downs since Oct. 10, 2013.

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