EVANGELINE DOWNS RELEASES 2015 THOROUGHBRED STAKES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

CONTACT DON STEVENS

337-589-7441 EXT. 1268

 

                                                                                                                                                     

SCHEDULE; STALL APPLICATIONS 

DUE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

 

– NEW 84-DAY SEASON SCHEDULED TO GET UNDERWAY ON APRIL 8 –

 VINTON, LA. � Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino has released its Thoroughbred

stakes for the 2015 season which gets underway on April 8. The Opelousas,

Louisiana track will offer 21 stakes races worth total purse money of

$1,930,000 during its 84-day meeting that runs through August 29.

The highlight of the new season will take place on Saturday, May 30

when the track host the second running of the $300,000 Evangeline

Downs Turf Sprint. The five-furlong race is one of the richest turf sprints

in the country and should attract plenty of talented horses such

as Heitai, who won the inaugural edition of the event in 2014. Evangeline Downs

Turf SprintDay will include a total of five stakes races worth $640,000

in purse money.Louisiana Legends Night will take place on Independence Day,

Saturday, July 4 this year. The annual event features eight stakes races for

Louisiana-bred horses and total purse money of $700,000. The highlight of the

evening will be the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Classic for

3-year-olds and up competing at 1-1/16 miles.

Stall applications for the upcoming meet at Evangeline Downs are due by Friday, February 20.

To request a stall application horsemen can call the Evangeline Downs racing office at 337-594-3015.

The address to submit the application to is: Stall Application Committee,

2235 Creswell Lane Extension, Opelousas, Louisiana, 70570. The racing office fax number is 337-594-3166.

Listed below is the entire 2015 Evangeline Downs stakes schedule.

Date Race Name Sex/Age Dist. Purse Closing date
Fri., April 24, 2015 Matron FM3+ 1m (Turf) $60,000 G

4/11/2015

Sat., April 25, 2015 John Henry 3+ 1m 1/16 (Turf) $60,000 G

4/11/2015

Fri., May 1, 2015 Tellike FM3+ 5f (Turf) $60,000 G

4/18/2015

Sat., May 2, 2015 Need For Speed 3+ 5f (Turf) $60.000 G

4/18/2015

EVD Turf Sprint Day 5/30/15
Sat., May 30, 2015 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint 3+ 5f (Turf) $300,000 G

5/9/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Evangeline Mile 3+ 1 m $100,000 G

5/9/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Opelousas FM3+ 1m 1/16 (Turf) $100,000 G

5/9/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Lafayette* 3yr La bred 7f $70,000 G

5/16/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Acadiana * F3 La bred 7f $70,000 G

5/16/2015

Legends Night 7/4/15
Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Classic 3+ La bred 1m 1/16 $125,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Distaff FM3+ La bred 1m 1/16 $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Sprint 3+ La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle FM3+ La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Turf 3+ La bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Cheval 3 yr La bred 1m (Turf) $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Soiree F 3yr La bred 1m (Turf) $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Starter 3+ La bred 1m 1/16 $50,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 11, 2015 D.S. “Shine” Young (Filly Division) F2 La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/20/2015

Sat., July 11, 2015 D.S. “Shine” Young (Colts & Geldings Division) 2 La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/20/2015

Sat., August 29, 2015 Evangeline Downs Star** 2 yr 6f $75,000 G

8/8/2015

Sat., August 29, 2015 Evangeline Downs Starlet** F2 6f $75,000 G

8/8/2015

G-Guaranteed
*Restricted: Horses which have not won a sweepstake
**Restricted:  Horses must be Stars of Tomorrow sale graduates

 

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, just off I-49 at exit 18.