Monte Man winning the Heitai Stakes - Photo by Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr Saturday night is Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs, a special day of racing with ten stakes events packed into a twelve-race card that kicks off at 6:25 p.m. Eastern. The card is naturally stacked with multi-race wagers, including rolling doubles and Pick 3s. Let’s go through the stakes races and look for some plays…. Race 2: Starlet Stakes #1 Midnight Fantasy has [...]
We discuss opening day at Delta Downs as well as the Wednesday cards from Belmont and Keeneland. Then we welcome in Louisiana based jockey Tim Thornton to talk about the new Delta meet, his title at Evangeline, and his riding career.
On Saturday night, Delta Downs will host the 14th edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 12-race card features six stakes events and four starter stakes and is headlined by the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship run at a mile and a sixteenth. The card that commences at 5:40 PM local time offers horseplayers a plethora of opportunities over the course of the evening with solid field sizes and several wide-open events. Here are a few races I look forward to [...]
Mobile Bay winning the 2016 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr. If you’re a fan of stakes-packed race cards, then you won’t want to miss Louisiana Premier Night on Saturday at Delta Downs, which features ten stakes races for Louisiana-breds with a combined purse of $1.055 million. The latter half of the card looks particularly competitive. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best races…. Race 5, Starlet Stakes: [...]
We're talking Delta Downs racing as announcer, tv host, and analyst Don Stevens joins us. We also discuss Ron Ellis' suspension and the discussion that has come out of it.
Once you have cashed your winning tickets on the Preakness Stakes, tune in to The Cazador leads the field in the Laddie Futurity Delta Downs for an exciting card of Quarter Horse racing. The Vinton, Louisiana racetrack present a ten-race card, highlighted by the $266,140 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity. The Cazador, a sorrel son of Sir Runaway Dash and the fastest qualifier, leads the field of 2-year-old colts and geldings entered in the 330-yard final, which will run [...]
The 2017 Quarter Horse racing season at Delta Downs is in its third week and trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. is already topping the standings at the Vinton, Louisiana racetrack. The seven-time leading conditioner at Delta Downs has already won 12 races in the first two weeks of the meet. Last weekend was a busy one with trials for the first two futurities of the season. Roberts qualified two fillies for the $322,285 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) and another two colts [...]
The Louisiana Quarter Horse circuit shifts to Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel on Friday, April 21. Watergirl B won the richest race of the 2016 Delta Downs Quarter Horse racing season Racing fans will enjoy 46 days of live racing with a very lucrative stakes schedule, beginning with the $20,000 Delta Dash for 3-year-olds and up at 250 yards on opening night. The $50,000 Open Me a Corona Stakes (RG2) highlights Saturday night’s card and will feature [...]
Trials are set this Friday for the $1,000,000 LQHBA Breeders’ Futurity (RG1) at Evangeline Downs. A total of 15 trials will be run for the only seven-figure Quarter Horse race in the state. The ten fastest two-year-old Louisiana-breds will return for the final on Saturday, November 19. The racetrack, located in Opelousas, Louisiana, has set an early post time of 4:35 pm (CT) to Several 2016 futurity champions will be competing in the 400 yard trials in an attempt to [...]
Quarter Horse racing returns to Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel on Friday, April 22. Located in Vinton, Louisiana, Delta Downs will host 46 days of racing with a very lucrative stakes schedule. Multiple stakes winner Scoopies Leaving You runs Friday at Delta Downs Opening night will feature five trials for this year’s $71,075 Old South Derby. AQHA Champion Stallion Open Me A Corona will defend his title Friday evening in the first stakes of the meet, the $50,000 [...]