The 2018 Evangeline Downs Racetrack will feture a 84-day Thoroughbred racing season, that will begin on April 11, in Opelousas, Louisiana. The Racetrack features thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in a season that typically spans from April to October.
Evangeline Downs is known for having more horses per race than any other track in the country. The more horses in a race, the better the odds of winning and the larger the payouts.
The action at Evangeline Downs racetrack is always fast and furious but, when you raise the stakes even more, it brings out the legends and spotlight some of the finest Louisiana bred thoroughbred horses in training. There will be 24 stakes races held during the 2018 horse racing season and the total purses for those races will be $1,695,000.
The highlight events on the Evangeline Downs Thoroughbred racing schedule include the $100,000 Evangeline Mile for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
The Evangeline Mile program will also include two other stakes races: the $50,000 Need For Speed Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs on turf and the $50,000 Lafayette Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds at seven furlongs on the main track.
The Evangeline Downs stakes races will continue to heat-up, as the Louisiana Legends Night take place on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. The 10-race program will include eight Louisiana-bred stakes races totaling $775,000 in purse money.
The highlight race of the event is the $125,000 Louisiana Legends Classic, for older horses going 1 1/16-miles on the main track at Evangeline Downs.
The final stage of the stakes schedule will be focused on 2-year-olds.
On Saturday, July 29, two divisions of the D.S. “Shine” Young Futurity will be run. The $75,000 Filly Division is at 5-1/2 furlongs on the main track for Louisiana-bred fillies and the $75,000 Colts and Geldings Division is also at 5-1/2 furlongs on the main track for Louisiana-bred colts and geldings.
The annual Louisiana Cup will feature six divisional stakes for horses bred in Louisiana, with four six-furlong main track stakes as well as the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic and the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Distaff to be contested at a mile and one-sixteenth on the turf.
The program also includes the $60,000 Prelude, a 1 1/16-mile race on the turf for 3-year-olds that serves as the local prep race for the Super Derby on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Purses for the Louisiana Cup Day stakes will total $360,000.
Closing night of the season, on Saturday, September 9, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will host five turf stakes on its Super Derby Day, beginning with the $60,000 Unbridled; the $60,000 River Cities; the $60,000 Happy Ticket and the $60,000 Sunday Silence.
The card will be highlighted by the running of the $200,000 Super Derby, which will now be run a mile and one-sixteenth on the turf. The move to the grass course marks a departure for the track’s signature Super Derby, which had its first running in 1980, and had a noted history as a graded stake run at nine furlongs on the dirt.
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