Evangeline Downs’ Thoroughbred Season Kicks Off April 8

Evangeline Downs will kick off the 2020 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday, April 8 and continue through Saturday, August 29. There will be 84 days of live racing run on a Wednesday through Saturday weekly schedule during the season. Post time for live racing will be 5:50 pm Central Time.

All horsemen interested in submitting a stall application to Evangeline Downs must do so by Tuesday, February 18. To obtain a stall application, horsemen can visit the website www.evdracing.com and click on the “Horsemen’s Info” tab at the top of the homepage. To contact Evangeline Downs directly, horsemen can call the racing office at 337-594-3000.

The 2020 Stakes Schedule features 20 stakes races with total purses of $1,340,000. It will begin with the $50,000 Acadiana for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up going 6-1/2 furlongs on Friday, April 17 and the $50,000 Lafayette for 4-year-olds and up, also at 6-1/2 furlongs, on Saturday, April 18.

Louisiana Legends Night will take place on Saturday, May 30. There will be eight stakes races, all restricted to Lousiana-breds, run on that program with purses totaling $550,000. The $100,000 Evangeline Mile is set for Saturday, June 27. The Mile is the richest race on the stakes schedule and is for 3-year-olds and up on the main track. The $50,000 Spotted Horse, which is for fillies and mare 3-year-olds and up at 7-1/2 furlongs on the turf, will also be a part of the program on Evangeline Mile night.

The full 2020 Stakes Schedule is still pending official approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission.

For more information on racing at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at www.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

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