Keyword: Evangeline Downs

  • 134 Juveniles Cataloged for Evangeline Sale

    Officials at Evangeline Downs and sales administrator Stemmans Inc. announced that 134 juveniles--the same number as in 2011--have been cataloged for the John Franks Memorial 2-year-old in training sale at Evangeline Downs.

  • Average Up Slightly at Louisiana Sale

    The ninth edition of the John Franks Memorial 2-year-old in training sale at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino March 20 recorded a slight increase in average sales price and declines in horses sold and total receipts.

  • 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.

  • Shane Sellers

    Shane Sellers to Return to Riding July 2

    Jockey Shane Sellers is set to make his return to racing July 2 after a 4 1/2- year hiatus from the sport when he'll be aboard Ide Ball trained by former rider Mark Guidry in the first race at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • Louisiana Rider Ricky Joe Faul to Retire

    Jockey Ricky Joe Faul, who has 3,352 victories during his 30 years in the saddle, will hang up his saddle and riding boots in the Saturday June 27 racing program at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • Another NARA Graduate Finds Victory

    Anna Roberts of Franklinton, La. became the fifth graduate of the North American Racing Academy to win a race when she rode King of Mardi Gras to victory at Evangeline Downs April 29.

  • Jockey Roberts Records First Career Win

    Apprentice jockey Anna Roberts recorded her first career riding victory April 29 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino when she booted home 3-2 race favorite King of Mardi Gras in the evening's ninth race.

  • Taylor's Tiger Tops John Franks Sale

    Taylor's Tiger, a bay son of Roar of the Tiger, brought $77,000 to top the John Franks Memorial sale of 2-year-olds in training March 22 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana. Midwest Thoroughbred purchased the Louisiana-bred colt from Southwind Farm.

  • 218 for John Franks Memorial Sale

    A total of 218 juveniles have been cataloged for the 2009 edition of the John Franks Memorial 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Evangeline Downs on March 22.

  • HANA's Top Tracks - #6 Evangeline Downs

    The Horseplayers Association of North America has introduced this year a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Featured exclusively on BloodHorse.com is a countdown of the top 10 tracks. Evangeline Downs is #6.

  • Evangeline Downs Reports Record Gains

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino's recently concluded 2008 spring/summer Thoroughbred season posted all-time highs in average nightly handle, single-night handle, average field size, and purse distribution for the 84-night meet.

  • Hurricane Shuts Down Evangeline Downs

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, about 15 miles north of Lafayette, La., has canceled the racing programs set for Sunday, Aug. 31, and the final night of the spring/summer Thoroughbred racing season Monday, Sept. 1 in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Gustav.

  • Boulet Named Racing Secretary at FG

    Louisiana native Jason Boulet has been named racing secretary at Fair Grounds. Boulet, 39, has served as racing secretary at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., since 2005.

  • Evangeline Downs kicks off its 85-night spring/summer season April 9.

    Evangeline Downs Offers Expanded Stakes

    Racing will return to south central Louisiana for the 43rd consecutive year as Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino kicks off its 85-night spring/summer season April 9.

  • Gerard Melancon

    Inside Track: Record Smasher

    <i>By Gary McMillen</i> - Records are made to be broken. Yada, yada, yada. You never hear anybody say that records are made to be smashed.

  • Louisiana Sale Sees Increases

    The gross and average both increased March 30 at the annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana.

  • Evangeline Downs to Feature 25 Stakes

    Evangeline Downs has announced a schedule of 25 stakes worth a record $2.015 million, an increase of more than 12% over last year, for the upcoming 2008 Spring/Summer meeting that begins April 9.

  • Derby Winner Calvin Borel has added an ESPY to his trophy case.

    Borel Wins ESPY Award for Top Jockey

    Jockey Calvin Borel was the recipient of this year's ESPY award for top jockey and received the award during a presentation ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre July 11, said the jockey's agent, Jerry Hissam.

  • Upsets Mark Legends Night at Evangeline

    Upsets topped by a $103.80 shocker by Pinecrest Boy in the B. B. "Sixty" Rayburn Stakes tested the mettle of even the most hardened of handicappers Saturday night during Legends Night III for Louisiana breds at Evangeline Downs. Twelve of the 13 betting favorites -- including seven at odds of even-money or less -- went down to defeat.

  • Jockey Patin Back in the Winner's Circle

    Showing no rust from a seven-year absence, jockey Joe Patin Jr. guided Mr Forestrey ($15.80) to victory in his first mount back in the second race April 25 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino.

  • Gerard Melancon Collects Milestone 3,000th Victory

    Jockey Gerard Melancon recorded the 3,000th victory of his career in the ninth race, a $31,000 entry level allowance race for Louisiana breds, Thursday evening at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino.

  • Count the Time Filly Tops 2-Year-Old Sale at Evangeline Downs

    Iknowuthinkimsexy became the sale topper at the March 18 John Franks Memorial 2-year-old in training and paddock sale and the highest-priced horse in the sale's five year history at Evangeline Downs when she fetched a winning bid of $135,000. Though the sale sold more 2-year-olds this year, averages dipped slightly.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen.

    Asmussen Case Remains in Dispute in New Mexico

    The New Mexico Racing Commission denied a settlement proposal from an attorney representing trainer Steve Asmussen, who is battling a six-month suspension after one of his horses tested positive for a prohibited Class 3 drug in March.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen declines further legal action, will serve suspension between July and January.

    Blasi Taking Over for Suspended Asmussen

    Steve Asmussen, North America's leading trainer in 2004 and 2005, has decided not to seek legal recourse over a six-month suspension that was upheld by the Louisiana Racing Commission. He is to serve the ban for a medication infraction from July 10, 2006 to Jan. 10, 2007.

  • Asmussen Colts Top Main Bill on 'Legends' Night

    The $150,000 D. S. "Shine" Young Memorial Futurity headlines the 2006 edition of Louisiana Legends Night to be held at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino on Saturday evening.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen facing suspension.

    Asmussen Faces Six Month Suspension and Fine

    Steve Asmussen, North America's leading trainer in 2004 and 2005, is facing a six month suspension for a medication infraction involving the Class 2 drug mepivicaine, a local anesthetic.

  • Asmussen's Six-Month Suspension Upheld

    Steve Asmussen faces a six-month suspension and a $2,500 fine after the Louisiana Racing Commission upheld an earlier decision stemming from a positive test for Mepivicaine on one of his runners following a race at Evangeline Downs March 24.

  • Evangeline Downs Enters Into Agreement With TVG

    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.

  • 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.