Keyword: Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

  • Star Guitar wins the Louisiana Legends Night Classic

    Star Guitar Rocks in Record Performance

    Star Guitar, the all-time leading Louisiana-bred earner, added to his legacy June 30 when he rallied to win the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Night Classic at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in track record time.

  • Franks Mem. 2YO Sale Set for March 21

    The eighth annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale will be held March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.

  • Evangeline Downs Concludes a Successful Season

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino's recently concluded 2007 spring/summer season showed across-the-board gains in several major categories, including total handle, on-track handle, purse distribution, and average field size for the 89-night meet.

  • Preakness rivals Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel have committed to the Cajun Jockey Challenge.

    'Cajun Jockey Challenge' Set for Evangeline Downs

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will hold its first "Cajun Jockey Challenge" the evening of July 13. A brunch to assist the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will be held earlier that day.

  • Louisiana HBPA Says No to TVG Exclusive Deal

    The Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has decided not to consent to the sending of the signal from Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino to TVG under the current exclusive arrangement between the track and racing network.

  • Jockey Jerri Nichols-Leblanc, victim of deadly crash.

    Report: Jockey Jerri Nichols-Leblanc Dies in Crash

    A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in south-central Louisiana Dec. 13 caused the death of Jerri Nichols-Leblanc, a 35-year-old jockey who predominantly rode at Louisiana racetracks.

  • Surgery on Injured Jockey Smith Called Success

    Jockey Guy Smith underwent six hours of surgery April 25 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, La., to repair a broken neck suffered during an April 22 race at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • Jockey Smith Breaks Neck in Fall; Doctors Hopeful

    Jockey Guy Smith, second in the standings at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, suffered a broken neck in an April 22 racing accident at the Opelousas, La., racetrack and underwent surgery April 25.

  • Evangeline to Donate 100% of Revenue Sunday Night

    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.

  • Track-Surface Woes Force Evangeline Shutdown

    Louisiana racing officials planned to meet May 18 to discuss a strategy in the wake of an announcement that live racing at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino would be halted until June 30 so the new racing surface can be overhauled.

  • New Evangeline Downs Breaks From Gate

    The Louisiana horse racing industry continued its forward movement the evening of April 7 when the 7-year-old gelding Attakapa, appropriately bred in Louisiana, won the first Thoroughbred race at the new Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • Old Gives Way to New at Evangeline Downs

    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.

  • Wire Me Collect Filly Tops Evangeline Downs Sale

    Gays Dream Girl, a daughter of the Clever Trick stallion Wire Me Collect, brought $44,000 to top the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale Sunday in Louisiana.

  • Quarter Horses Give Evangeline Momentum

    As the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino prepares for its first Thoroughbred meet at its new facility, the track reported positive numbers for a 20-night Quarter Horse meet that concluded March 27.

  • Delta Leads Way in Louisiana Racino Purses

    Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino reigned as Louisiana's top moneymaking racino in the first six months of 2004, according to figures from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Overall, the state's three racinos generated more than $19.8 million for purses in the first six months of this year.

  • Louisiana Racinos Produce $40M for Purses So Far

    The slot-machine parlor at the Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino reigns as the most profitable racino in Louisiana, having generated more than $33 million in purse money the past two years, according to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. In all, three racinos have produced more than $40 million for horsemen.