News December  3, 2022

Evangeline Downs American Quarter Horse Season Opens On October 6

Evangeline Downs' 53-day live Quarter Horse season begins Wednesday, October 6th and runs through December 30th.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—SEPTEMBER 30, 2021—Evangeline Downs will kick off the American Quarter Horse season on Wednesday, October 6. The meet will consist of 53 days of racing, including 10 days transferred from the Fair Grounds on approval by the Louisiana Racing Commission.

The main event for the 2021 season is the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1). The richest race in Louisiana, regardless of breed, was won by San Lorenzo in 2020. Trials for the Million will take place on Friday, November 26, with the finals taking place on Saturday, December 18.

Trials for the $150,000-added LQHBA Sale Futurity are scheduled for Friday, October 8, with the finals slated for Saturday, October 30. A Double Corona set a track record in winning the 2020 renewal.

The $100,000-added Evangeline Downs Futurity trials are scheduled for Friday, December 3, with the $50,000-added Evangeline Downs Derby trials the following night December 4. Finals for both events will take place on closing night Thursday, December 30.

The racing calendar will be on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule from opening night October 6, until the week of November 27, with a dark day on Thanksgiving. The second half of the schedule features a Tuesday through Saturday schedule beginning November 30 until the week of Christmas. Evangeline Downs will be dark on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Closing week will begin on Monday, December 27 and conclude on Thursday, December 30. First post each night is scheduled for 5:35pm Central Time.

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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

About Evangeline Downs
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Evangeline Downs is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, off I-49 on Cresswell Lane at Exit 18.

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