Where: Louisiana Downs Racetrack - Bossier City, Northwestern Louisiana
When: May 5 - Sept. 26, 2018
Louisiana Downs offers a total of 84-day meet runs May 5 through Sept. 26, 2018. Known for its fair racing surface, Louisiana Downs offers Horse racing fans a great opportunity to test their handicapping skills. High payoffs, long shots and decipherable form frequent the racing cards throughout the year.
The Super Derby, Louisiana Downs’ signature event, since Temperence Hill won the inaugural running in 1980, will be moved to the grass for the first time this year.
The length of the Super Derby race has changed, so have the classification and the purse.
The date of the Super Derby will be Sept. 9, and will go from the dirt in Bossier City. The purse will be sliced in half to $200,000 and the former Grade-I race will not be a graded stakes event for the first time in 35 years.
The switch to turf is part of a complete makeover of the Super Derby. The race will be 1 1/16 miles, and the purse will be $200,000. In recent years, the Super Derby has been run over 1 1/8 miles on dirt, and it’s been a Grade 3 event worth $400,000.
Saturday, August 5 - Louisiana Cup Day / Noms close / July 22
$50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile - 2 YO LA-Bred / Six furlongs
$50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies - 2 YO Fillies LA-Bred / Six furlongs
$50,000 Louisiana Cup Filly & Mare Sprint - 3 YO & Up F&M, / LA-Bred / Six furlongs
$50,000 Louisiana Cup Sprint - 3 YO & Up / LA-Bred / Six furlongs
$50,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic - 3 YO & Up / LA-Bred - 1 1/16 miles (T)
$50,000 Louisiana Distaff - 3 YO & Up F & M / LA-Bred / 1 1/16 miles (T)
$60,000 Super Derby Prelude - 3 Y0 / 1 1/16 miles (T)
Saturday, September 9 - Super Derby Day / Noms close / August 26
$60,000 Unbridled - 3 YO & Up / 1 1/16 miles (T)
$60,000 River Cities - 3 YO & Up F&M / 1 1/16 miles (T)
$60,000 Happy Ticket - 2 YO Fillies / One Mile (T)
$60,000 Sunday Silence - 2 YO / One Mile (T)
$200,000 SUPER DERBY - 3 YO / 1 1/16 miles (T)
Saturday, September 23 - Noms closed
$75,000 A. L. (Red) Erwin - 3 YO / LA-Bred / One Mile (T)
$75,000 Elge Rasberry - 3 YO Fillies, LA-Bred / One Mile (T)
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