News December  9, 2022

LQHBA Million Futurity Week Kicks Off

The $1 Million-Guaranteed LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) will anchor a huge night of racing and giveaways at Evangeline Downs Saturday.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 2, 2019— launched its 2019 coverage of the restricted Grade 1 LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity with a special "Million" page today.

Bios of the 10 fastest qualifiers from the November 15th trials at Evangeline Downs can found on the special "Million" coverage page by CLICKING HERE.

"All 10 finalist passed through the 2018 LQHBA Yearling or Mixed Sale which demonstrates the quality of yearlings LQHBA Breeders are bringing to market," LQHBA Executive Director Bruce Salard said. "With a $445,000 winner's purse plus a $111,250 going to the breeder of the winner it will make an exciting evening at Evangeline Downs."

Evangeline Downs will host four stakes races on "Million Futurity" night, Saturday, December 7th, with the $1 million Guaranteed LQHBA Million Futurity as the feature race.

Saturday's stakes races include:

  • Scoopies Leaving You Stakes - Race 7, $30,000 Guaranteed
  • LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational - Race 8, $40,000 Guaranteed
  • LQHBA Breeders Derby - Race 9, $280,661
  • LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity - Race 10, $1,000,000 Guaranteed

Additional coverage of the "Louisiana Million" can be found later this week in the Racing Preview section of StallioneSearch with previews stories by track writer Michael Cusortelli.

StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson and Freddy Carmona will travel to Opelousas later in the week and begin posting pre and post video coverage of the "Louisiana Million" in both English and Spanish beginning Thursday from Evangeline Downs.

Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred handicapper and racing publicist Martha Clausen will be on hand in Opelousas Saturday at Evangeline Downs for a handicapping preview show, co-hosted with Evangeline Downs Michael Chamberlin.

She will also host the LQHBA's annual "Scholarship Giveaway" (see related story) and provide post-race interviews with the winning connections of the four the stakes races carded.

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

All Evangeline Downs races can be seen at

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