Rebranded Evangeline Sale Set for March 9

The 2-year-olds in training auction to offer 90 racing prospects in Louisiana.

Having recently completed its first season under the leadership of new owner Boyd Gaming, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will conduct its annual 2-year-old-in-training sale March 9.

Scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CDT, the sale is now known as the Stars of Tomorrow Two-Year-Old in Training Sale. It features 90 young racing prospects and will once again be held in the spacious Evangeline Downs Event Center, which is located directly adjacent to the racing paddock. In addition, there will be a preview gallop show March 8, which will begin at noon. As in past years, both the ale and the preview are free and open to the public.

"This catalog showcases accredited Louisiana-bred juveniles from the state's leading stallions but also includes promising youngsters from well-regarded and proven sires such as Forestry, Flower Alley, Stroll , Brother Derek, and Half Ours ," said Charlotte Stemmans Clavier, president of Stemmans, Inc., administrator for the sale. "This sale features a solid group of attractive and versatile racing prospects that will appeal to both the local horsemen as they prepare for the upcoming spring/summer racing season at Evangeline Downs as well as to those from neighboring and other racing circuits."

"Evangeline Downs has a long tradition as a proving ground for two-year-olds," said Chris Warren, director of racing operations at Delta Downs and Evangeline Downs. "Our stakes schedule includes multiple events for the juveniles and features a pair of $100,000 races for 2-year-olds that offers first preference for those youngsters who pass through the sales ring. Named the Evangeline Downs Star and the Evangeline Downs Starlet, the two races are free to nominate with supplemental nominations accepted at the time of entries. They will be run at the distance of six furlongs on the main track and contested on Saturday, Aug. 30, the final night of the spring/summer racing season."

Thoroughbred Racing will return to Evangeline Downs April 9 for the 49th consecutive season with an 84-night season. As in past seasons, racing will be conducted on a four-evening-a-week schedule, Wednesday-Saturday, with a first post of 5:40 p.m. CT. 

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