Evangeline Downs Horse Racing

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Address: 2235 Cresswell Lane Extension, Opelousas, LA 70570, United States

Evangeline Downs race track is one of the first horse racing tracks in Louisiana. The track features thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in a season that typically spans from April to October.

Evangeline Downs is known for having more horses per race than any other track in the country. The more horses in a race, the better the odds of winning and the larger the payouts.

The track's annual program normally features a total of ten events worth $100,000 or more, including the Evangeline Mile Handicap, the largest and richest race hosted at Emerald Downs.


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Evangeline Downs Race Course Information:

Live Racing: Wednesday through Sunday

Thoroughbred Race Dates: April- September

Quarter Horse Race Dates: October - December

Course Type: Thoroughbred flat racing and American Quarter Horse racing

Notable Races: Evangeline Mile Handicap

Main Track: 7/8-mile

Distance from last turn to finish line: 400 yards

Turf Course: 7 Furlongs


Thoroughbred Stakes Races at Evangeline Downs

D.S. "Shine" Young Memorial Futurity - LA Bred
Evangeline Mile
D.S. "Shine" Young Memorial Futurity - LA Bred
Matron Stakes
John Franks Memorial Sales Stakes (Filly Div.)
The Louisiana Legends Turf - LA Bred
Tellike Stakes
Hallowed Dreams Stakes
Need for Speed Stakes
The Louisiana Legends Distaff - LA Bred
The Louisiana Legends Mile - LA Bred Fillies
Opelousas Stakes
John Henry Stakes
Inaugural Stakes
The Acadiana Stakes - LA Bred
The Ragin Cajun Stakes - LA Bred
The Louisiana Legends Ladies Sprint - LA Bred
The Louisiana Legends Mile - LA Bred C&G
The Louisiana Legends Classic - LA Bred
The Louisiana Legends Starter Stakes - LA Bred


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