TVG, the interactive horseracing network, has announced an agreement with Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino for the exclusive television and interactive wagering rights for the live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets conducted at the Opelousas, Louisiana track. Evangeline Downs is in the midst of a Thoroughbred race meet that will conclude on Labor Day, Sept. 4. A Quarter Horse meet begins Sept. 20 and runs through November 25. Racing at Evangeline is held four nights per week, Wednesday-Saturday. All Evangeline meets will receive priority placement on TVG's television network. "We are excited to add Evangeline Downs to our roster of exclusive race track partners," said TVG general manager David Nathanson. "Evangeline not only has a great history but is a vibrant racing facility that presents exciting Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse action that our viewers will enjoy from both viewing and wagering perspectives."
"Evangeline Downs is pleased to be partnered in an exclusive relationship with TVG," said Jonathan Swain, COO of Peninsula Gaming, the parent company of Evangeline Downs Race Track & Casino. "We see this as a great marketing opportunity, and a viable way to increase our fan base."