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EVANGELINE DOWNS TURF SPRINT AND OPELOUSAS STAKES TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A FUTURE DATE
OPELOUSAS, La. � Management at Evangeline Downs has decided to reschedule the three stakes races that were slated for the main track on Saturday, May 30 to now be run on Saturday evening, June 6. Severe rains in the immediate area of the racetrack caused the cancellation of the Saturday program at Evangeline Downs after the first race of the 12-race program.
The stakes races that have been rescheduled for this Saturday are the $100,000 Evangeline Mile for 3-year-olds and up, the $70,000 Lafayette for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds, and the $70,000 Acadiana for Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies. These races will be re-entered and re-drawn on Tuesday, June 2. Only original nominees will be allowed to re-enter these races, although supplemental entries will be permitted as before.
The two stakes races that had been scheduled for the turf on last Saturday, the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint, for 3-year-olds and up at 5 furlongs, and the $100,000 Opelousas Stakes for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up at 1 1/16 miles, will be rescheduled for a date later this summer to be determined.
Post time for the Saturday, June 6 program at Evangeline Downs is scheduled for 5:40 pm CT.
�We believe it is important to reschedule our main stakes races as soon as possible for our horsemen who were not able to get the opportunity to start their horses last Saturday,� said Steve Kuypers, Vice President of Boyd Gaming, parent company of Evangeline Downs. �We also look forward to our fans joining us for an excellent day of simulcast racing from Belmont Park followed by our live evening program.