News November  28, 2022

Evangeline Downs Gearing Up For 2017 American Quarter Horse Season

The December 16 program will feature four major stakes races.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—JULY 20, 2016—Evangeline Downs will conduct a 46-day American Quarter Horse meeting from October 4 through December 20. Racing will take place at Evangeline Downs this fall on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule.

The unquestioned highlight night of the season will take place on Saturday, December 16, which will include four major stakes races all to be run at 400 yards. Evangeline Downs will be running its two major finals of the season on that exciting Saturday night. The $100,000-added Evangeline Downs Futurity and the $50,000-added Evangeline Downs Derby will be part of the program.

Trials for the Futurity will be held on Friday, November 24 and trials for the Derby will take place on Saturday, November 25. Nominations for both races will close on Wednesday, August 23.

The richest American Quarter Horse race in the state of Louisiana, the $1,000,000-guaranteed Louisiana Million Futurity (RG1), will also take place on December 16 at Evangeline Downs.

The trials for the Million will be run on Friday, November 17. The 2016 winner of the LQHBA Million was Tf Racee Runaway and hopefully he will return to the scene of his greatest triumph and run in the $150,000-added LQHBA Breeders Derby. Trials for the Breeders Derby will take place on Saturday, November 18.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at

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