Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will donate 100% of its revenue from its Sept. 4 racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund to assist those impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana, is donating 100% of its revenues from Sunday's, Sept. 4, racing program to the Acadiana Chapter of the Red Cross Relief Fund to help relief efforts stemming from Hurricane Katrina that devastated southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast on Monday.
After final Louisiana State Racing Commission approval Monday, officials at Evangeline Downs announced plans to reopen the racetrack portion of the facility on June 29, one day earlier than projected.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino has suspended live racing until May 19 so officials can address concerns by jockeys about the condition of the racing surface.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, the first racino built from scratch, will kick off its first Thoroughbred meet April 7 with record overnight purse distribution and an expanded stakes schedule.
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