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Louisiana Adds Second Million Dollar State-Bred Futurity For Quarter Horses

The 2020 Delta Downs' Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) will have an estimated $1 million gross purse.

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VINTON, LA—SEPTEMBER 16, 2019—Boyd Gaming announced today their premier Quarter Horse race at Delta Downs, the Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1), will offer a $1 million-est. purse in 2020.

Delta Downs will add $250,000 and LQHBA will add $100,000 from video poker funds to make the annual race a $350,000-added event. Trial purses are estimated to remain the same at $12,000 each for 2020.

The dream of LQHBA President Ryan Robicheaux has become a reality.

"The Lee Berwick will now join the LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) as the second Million-Dollar race for Louisiana-Bred 2-year-olds," Robicheuax said today. "Thanks to Chris Warren, John Simon and the LQHBA team for working to make this a reality."

Nominations close Wednesday, November 6th for the Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1). CLICK HERE to download a revised 2020 nomination blank.

“The LQHBA Stakes Committee worked tirelessly on several options to give Louisiana another leap forward in state-bred racing," LQHBA Executive Director Bruce Salard said. "We decided another $1 million race was the best way to showcase the Louisiana's racing, yearling sale and breeding program."

For additional information visit the LQHBA website at or call (318) 487-9506.

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