News July  22, 2018

Delta Downs To Conduct 23 Schooling Races In Preparation For 2018 American Quarter Horse Season


Delta Downs' non-pari-mutuel programs will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 2, 2018—Delta Downs will host two nights of non-pari-mutuel schooling races for American Quarter Horses this Wednesday and Thursday beginning at approximately 7:45 pm Central Time. The programs are designed to give non-starters a chance to run under the lights before the track kicks off its 2018 season, which runs from April 20 through July 7.

Featured during the schooling races will be horses paid up and eligible for this year’s $75,000-added Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2), the $75,000 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), and the $25,000 Old South Futurity.

A total of 77 2-year-old fillies will take part in 12 races on Wednesday night’s schooling race program, while 67 colts and geldings will be featured during 11 races on Thursday. Each of the schooling races will be contested at 220 yards.

The track will stream the schooling races live on its website, www.deltadownsracing.com. To view the races online, click on the ‘At The Wire’ section of the homepage and then click on the ‘Live Racing and Race Replays’ tab.

Delta Downs’ 46-day season will include live programs each Wednesday through Saturday night starting at 6:15 pm CT.

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Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4 off I-10.


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