Delta Jackpot Scheduled for Nov. 22
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Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2014-15 stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes worth $4.6 million, highlighted by the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.

The 88-day season at the Vinton, La., track runs from Oct. 15, 2014-March 14, 2015.

The Jackpot, for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles, has been included in Churchill Downs' "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series during the first two years of its existence.

Jackpot Day will include eight stakes in all and total purse money of more than $2.3 million. Other important stakes that day include the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies; the $250,000 Delta Mile for older horses; the $200,000 Treasure Chest for fillies and mares; the $150,000 Louisiana Legacy for Louisiana-bred freshman colts and geldings; and the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel for 2-year-old Louisiana-bred fillies.

Delta Downs also will card a pair of stakes races at the beginning of the season which could have a major impact on the only graded stakes events of the season on Jackpot Day. The winner of the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes Oct. 25 will get an automatic bid into the Jackpot and the winner of the $100,000 My Trusty Cat will earn a berth into the $400,000 Princess Stakes.

Louisiana Premier Night, featuring 10 stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses, is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2015. The highlight of the program will be the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for older horses competing at 1 1/16 miles. The Louisiana Premier Night card will offer a total of $1,030,000 in purse money.

DELTA DOWNS RACETRACK CASINO & HOTEL

2014-15 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule

Date Race Name Sex/Age Dist. Purse Closing dates
Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 My Trusty Cat F2 7f 100,000 G 10/10/2014
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 Jean Lafitte 2 1m 200,000 G 10/10/2014
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014 Magnolia FM3+ La bred 1m 100,000 G 10/17/2014
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 Gold Cup 3+ La bred 1m 100,000 G 10/17/2014
DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT DAY 11/22/14
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 $400,000 Delta Downs Princess (Gr. III) F2 1m 400,000 G 10/25/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) 2yr 1m 1/16 1,000,000 G 10/25/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 Delta Mile 3+ 1m 250,000G 10/29/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 Treasure Chest FM3+ 1m 200,000G 10/29/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 Louisiana Legacy C&G 2 La bred 1m 150,000 G 11/7/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 Louisiana Jewel F2 La bred 1m 150,000 G 11/7/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 Orleans* F3 7f 75,000 G 11/7/2014
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 Sam's Town* 3yr 7f 75,000 G 11/7/2014
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014 Lookout* FM3+ La bred 7 1/2f 65,000 G 12/5/2014
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 B-Connected* 3+ La bred 7 1/2f 65,000 G 12/5/2014
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015 By The Light F3 7f 75,000 G 12/23/2014
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015 Big Drama 3 7f 75,000 G 12/23/2014
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015 Eldorado** FM4+ 1m 70,000 G 1/2/2015
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 Fremont** 4+ 1m 70,000 G 1/2/2015
LOUISIANA PREMIER NIGHT 2/7/15
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Bon Temps Starter FM4+ La bred 5f 50,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter 4+ La bred 5f 50,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Ladies Starter FM4+ La bred 1m 65,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Gentlemen Starter 4+ La bred 1m 1/16 65,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Matron FM4+ La bred 5f 100,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Sprint 4+ La bred 5f 100,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Starlet F3 La bred 7f 125,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Prince 3yr La bred 7f 125,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Distaff FM4+ La bred 1m 150,000 G 1/23/2015
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 La. Premier Night Championship 4+ La bred 1m 1/16 200,000 G 1/23/2015
Fri., Mar. 06, 2015 Azalea F3 La bred 7 1/2f 100,000 G 2/20/2015
Sat., Mar. 07, 2015 Pelican 3 La bred 7 1/2f 100,000 G 2/20/2015
Fri., Mar. 13, 2015 Gold Coast*** FM4+ 1m 75,000 G 2/27/2015
Sat., Mar. 14, 2015 Borgata*** 4+ 1m 75,000 G 2/27/2015
G-Guaranteed
*Restricted: Horses which have not won a sweepstakes.
**Restricted: Horses which have not won a stake race excluding State Bred and Restricted Stakes.
*** Restricted : Horses which have started at Delta Downs or Evangeline Downs in 2014 -2015 excluding stake races.

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