Coleman Lloyd, Racing Secretary at Evangeline Downs stated “Once again not only is our backside oversubscribed, but the nearby training centers are also near capacity. The horsemen have been chomping at the bit so to speak and the first three night’s entries all featured a total of 122 horses, an average of 11.1 over the 33 races scheduled.” Lloyd added “Our solid stakes program, worth in excess of $1.7 million along with our total daily purse structure of approx. $200,000 a night, should provide plenty of incentive and opportunity for local horsemen as well as those in neighboring jurisdictions which should lead to a very exciting season.”
Highlighting the stakes program once again is Louisiana Showcase Night, a stakes-laden program featuring eight stake races worth almost $800,000 restricted to horses bred in Louisiana and the $125,000 Evangeline Mile for the handicap division. Louisiana Showcase Night will be Saturday, June 30, and the Evangeline Mile will be contested on Saturday, August 11.
Post time for live racing will be 5:40 p.m.