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Nominations Close December 4 For $400,000-est Firecracker Futurity, $100,000-Added Firecracker Derby

Nominations for the 2020 Firecracker Futurity and Derby are due on or before Wednesday, December 4.

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VINTON, LA—NOVEMBER 25, 2019—Delta Downs announced today that nominations close for the 2020 Firecracker Futurity and Firecracker Derby on Wednesday, December 4.

The track has increased the payment schedule for the grade II Futurity which now gives it an estimated purse of $400,00 for next year. The Derby is a $100,000-added event.

Delta Downs’s 2020 American Quarter Horse Season will include 46 live race days and runs from April 17 through July 4.

The Firecracker Futurity and Derby, each for open-bred horses, will be contested on the penultimate day of the meet, Friday, July 3. The Futurity is for 2-year-olds competing at 350 yards. The Derby is a 400-yard test for 3-year-olds.

CLICK HERE to download the revised nomination blank for both the Firecracker Futurity and Derby.

Nomination blanks for both races can also be obtained in the Delta Downs racing office. The direct phone number to the racing office is 1-800-589-7223. For additional information visist the track's website at

The first of four payments to the futurity is due on or before December 4 with the other payments due by February 19, April 22 and entry day, June 29.

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For more information about the new season visit the track's website at

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.

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