News October  27, 2021

Stall Applications For 2020 Evangeline Downs Quarter Horse Season Due August 11

Evangeline Downs 39-day live Quarter Horse season will start Thursday, September 17th.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—AUGUST 6, 2020—The 2020 American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs will cover 39 days of live racing beginning Thursday, September 17 and continuing through Saturday, December 19.

Racing will be conducted on a Thursday through Saturday schedule with post time for the 2020 season set at 5:35 pm Central Time. There will be no live racing held during the week of Thanksgiving.

Stall applications are due by Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Horsemen interested in an application can visit the website and click on the Horsemen’s Info tab on the home page or contact the Evangeline Downs racing office directly by calling 337-594-3000.

The 39-day season will include 10 days of live racing that are being transferred to Evangeline Downs from the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Those days will cover Thursday, September 17 through Thursday, October 8.

As such, the first ten days of the season will feature several stakes races that are traditionally run during the Fair Grounds Quarter Horse season. The marquee event, the $150,000-added LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1), will take place on Thursday, October 8, with the trial races for the Futurity being run on Opening Night, Thursday, September 17.

The highlight races of the normal Evangeline Downs season are still on the schedule. The finals of the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1) for Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds and the $100,000-added LQHBA Breeders Derby (RG3) for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds will both take place on Closing Night, Saturday, December 19. The trials for the Million will be held on Friday, November 20 with the trials for the Derby taking place the following night, Saturday, November 21.

The finals for the $100,000-added Evangeline Downs Futurity (G3) for 2-year-olds and the $50,000-added Evangeline Downs Derby for 3-year-olds will both be run on Saturday, December 12. The trials for the Evangeline Downs Futurity will be on Friday, November 13 and the trials for the Evangeline Downs Derby will be on Saturday, November 14.

The full 2020 stakes schedule is pending official approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission.

For more information on racing 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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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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