News December  6, 2022

Louisiana Downs Announces Its 2023 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule, Stall Applications Due November 30


Louisiana Downs releases 2023 stakes schedule, stall applications are due November 30.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—NOVEMBER 2, 2022—The 2023 Quarter Horse live racing season will get underway at Louisiana Downs on Thursday, January 5. The 46-day meet will conclude on Saturday, April 1. Live racing will be conducted Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Post time will be 1:35 p.m. (Central).

Stall applications are due by Wednesday, November 30 and the barn area will open on Saturday, December 10. Nomination forms for the Maiden Classic and Louisiana Downs Starter Series are available at the Louisiana Downs racing office or by contacting Matt Crawford at 318-741-2511 or assistant racing secretary Tammy Peck at 318-752-6453.

The full stakes schedule includes the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2), the $50,000-added Mardi Gras Derby and the $75,000-added Louisiana Downs Futurity(G3). The finals will take place on Saturday, March 25 with a new feature, the $50,000 Mardi Gras Oaks, added to that date as well.                     

Matt Crawford is the racing secretary for the Bossier City racetrack and announced that a new starter series has been added to the 2023 live meet.  The $15,000-added Louisiana Downs Starter Series for 3-year-olds and upward will be contested on Saturday April 1 at 110 yards with trials set for March 18. 

“We look forward to an excellent Quarter Horse season and are pleased to offer several new stakes for the 2023 meet,” said Crawford. “The Mardi Gras Oaks will be an excellent addition to our March 25th card in which we will run the finals of the Mardi Gras Futurity and Louisiana Downs Futurity as well as the Mardi Gras Derby.”

In addition, the $20,000-added Louisiana Downs Maiden Classic for 3 year-olds and up at 350 yards will take place on Friday, March 24 with trials on Thursday, March 10. The race will be restricted to maidens as of the first payment deadline of January 5, 2023.

Louisiana Downs will begin 2023 in its second year of operation under Rubico Acquisition Corporation purchased the Bossier City racetrack for $22 million with approval from both the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and Louisiana State Racing Commission.  Dates have also been approved for the 2023 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred live racing season. The 84-day meet will begin on Saturday, May 6 and conclude on September 26.

In addition, the $20,000-added Louisiana Downs Maiden Classic for 3 year-olds and up at 350 yards will take place on Friday, March 24 with trials on Thursday, March 10. The race will be restricted to maidens as of the first payment deadline of January 5, 2023.

 

Louisiana Downs will begin 2023 in its second year of operation under Rubico Acquisition Corporation purchased the Bossier City racetrack for $22 million with approval from both the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and Louisiana State Racing Commission. Dates have also been approved for the 2023 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred live racing season. The 84-day meet will begin on Saturday, May 6 and conclude on September 26.

Louisiana Downs 2023 Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule
February 11   $25,000 Mr Jess Perry (RG3) - 4YO & up LA-bred,
                         350 yards

March 24       $25,000 Billy Montgomery - 4YO & up F&M LA-bred,
                         330 yards

                       $20,000-added Louisiana Downs Maiden Classic
                         3YO & up,350 yards

March 25        $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) - 2YO LA-Bred,
                          300 yards

                       $50,000-added Mardi Gras Derby, 3YO LA-Bred ,
                         400 yards

                       $50,000-added Mardi Gras Oaks , 3YO F LA-Bred,
                         400 yards

                       $75,000-added Louisiana Downs Futurity(RG2) 2YO,
                         300 yards

April 1             $25,000 Lip Chip LLC - 3YO & up, 400 yards $15,000-a,
                         Louisiana Starter Series Dash 3YO & 
up, 110 yards

2022 Quarter Horse Trial Dates
     March 2 Louisiana Downs Futurity
     March 3 & 4 Mardi Gras Futurity
     March 10 Louisiana Downs Maiden Classic
     March 11 Mardi Gras Derby
     March 11 Mardi Gras Oaks
     March 18 Louisiana Downs Starter Series Dash

2022 Schooling Race Dates
     
February 7 Louisiana Downs Futurity
     February 8 Mardi Gras Futurity


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About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is now owned by Rubico Acquisition Corporation. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000 square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.
 


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