Louisiana Downs’ Thoroughbred Season Kicks Off May 1

The 2021 Thoroughbred racing season at Louisiana Downs will commence on Saturday, May 1. The dates were approved by Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC).

The stable area opened on April 8 for horsemen who have been allocated stalls for the 2021Thoroughbred season. Ship in hours will be from 11:00 am–5:00 pm and trainers must contact Natalie Moses at (318) 820-8324 prior to shipping. The 2021 Quarter Horse live racing season concluded on April 7 with those conditioners continuing to ship to Delta Downs or other upcoming Quarter Horse meets.

“Our Quarter Horse meet recently wrapped up and we are happy to return to our previous Thoroughbred schedule, which was delayed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Heitzmann, Director of Racing. “We look forward to welcoming our Thoroughbred trainers for a successful racing season.”

The first condition book for May 1-24 is available on Equibase. Further information on the Thoroughbred stakes schedule will be forthcoming, but officials have confirmed that the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby will not be contested in 2021.

The 84-day meet will continue through Wednesday, September 22 with live racing to run Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 2:45 pm (Central). There will also be one Sunday race card on July 4. For details on simulcasting and special events, visit Louisiana Downs racing.com.

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