Efforting Wins Acadiana Stakes

EFFORTING

Acadiana Stakes
Evangeline Downs, 6-2-17, 7f
Three-Year-Old Fillies, Purse: $50,000

EFFORTING
Into Mischief-Get Going Bertie, by Carson City
Owner: Fair Grounds Racing Club, Inc.
Breeder: Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Trainer: Allbert M. Stall, Jr.
Jockey: C.J Hernandez

2nd
Rose Guitar
Star Guitar-Rose Hunter, by Jade Hunter
Owner: Oak Leaf T.C. LP
Breeder: Oak Leaf Farm TCLP
Trainer: Jose R. Mendez
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Red La Rosa
Harborage-Ziarita, by Maria’s Mon
Owner: Sandra Domiano
Breeder: Royal B. Kraft Sr.
Trainer: Corale A. Richards
Jockey: E Nieves

 

The $50,000 Acadiana Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs was run Friday.June 2 at Evangeline Downs. Efforting was sent off as the 7-5 betting favorite and lived up to that support by drawing off to a 3-1/2 length victory in a final time of 1:24.81. She settled nicely in behind the pacesetting Molly Rules at the outset. Molly Rules set a decent pace of 23.27 seconds for the quarter and 46.76 for the half, but once the field made the stretch, jockey Colby Hernandez moved Efforting to the front and she never looked back.

Efforting is a 3-year-old filly bred in Louisiana by Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc. She is owned by Fair Grounds Racing Club, Inc. She is by Into Mischief and out of the Carson City mare, Get Going Bertie.

 

 

PACIFIC PINK WEARS DOWN COMPETITION IN SPOTTED HORSE STAKES

PACIFIC PINK

Spotted Horse Stakes
Evangeline Downs, 6-2-17, 1 Mile
Three-Year-Old & Upwards Fillies and Mares, Purse: $75,000

PACIFIC PINK
Private Vow-Truly Romantic, by Robyn Dancer
Owner: Keith Plaisance
Breeder: Brandon Adcock
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston
Jockey: C.J Hernandez

2nd
Sunny Oak
Giant Oak-Heckuva Time, by Gilded Time
Owner: Keith Plaisance
Breeder: Jeff Wahman & Darlene Wahman
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston
Jockey: E. Nieves

3rd
Vieja Luna
Street Hero-Amaday, by Dayjur
Owner: Juan Francisco Landaeta
Breeder: Fernandez-Robles Family Trust & Flying HStables
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: R. Morales

Pacific Pink led a one-two charge for owner Keith Plaisance and trainer Edward Johnston in the $75,000 Spotted Horse Stakes at Evangeline Downs on Friday night, June 2nd. Plaisance also owns and Johnston also trains the runner-up in the race, Sunny Oak. Pacific Pink was ridden to victory by Colby Hernandez, who also captured the $50,000 Acadiana Stakes on Friday with Efforting for trainer Al Stall, Jr.

The character of the Spotted Horse Stakes changed significantly right at the start when the Steve Asmussen trainee, Danzatrice, unseated rider Gerard Melancon, who was able to walk away from the incident under his own power. Vieja Luna set a solid pace through early fractions of 23.46 seconds for the quarter and 47.10 for the half, while tracked by Sunny Oak and Steel Cut. As the field entered the stretch, Sunny Oak assumed the lead under Emanuel Nieves, but Pacific Pink was moved into the clear on the outside by Colby Hernandez and she charged to a convincing victory by 2-3/4 lengths. Sunny Oak out-finished Vieja Luna for second. The final time for the one mile over the fast track was 1:38.08.

Pacific Pink is a 5-year-old mare by Private Vow and is out of the Robyn Dancer mare, Truly Romantic. She was bred in Louisiana by Brandon Adcock.

 

Evangeline Indefinitely Postpones Start of Turf Racing

By Mary Rampellini

http://www.drf.com/news

Evangeline Downs, which had delayed the start of turf racing this meet to a tentative date of Wednesday, May 24, will instead be off the grass indefinitely. The track announced on its latest overnight that it would be “off the turf course for an extended period.”

Evangeline hired a new turf consultant this year and changed maintenance procedures in order to build a better course foundation for the long haul, according to Chris Warren, the track’s director of racing. The turf, however, has not grown in as quickly as anticipated, leaving some bare areas. As part of the renovation of the course, it underwent a “sprigging” process Tuesday, according to the overnight. The date the course will be available for usage is to be announced by officials at Evangeline.

MAGIC VOW DAZZLES IN THE EQUINE SALES DERBY

MAGIC VOW
Magic Vow wins the Equine Sales Derby. Coady Photography

Equine Sales Derby
Evangeline Downs, 5-6-16, 8.5f (dirt)
Three-Year-Olds, Purse: $60,000

MAGIC VOW
Private Vow–Whitewashed, by Broad Brush
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Breeder: J. Adcock
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Kerwin D. Clark

2nd
Paddy O’Lionel
Paddy O’Prado–Dana’s Lucky Lady, by Lucky Lionel
Owner: Phyllis J. Hodges
Breeder: Sugarland Thoroughbreds, LLC
Trainer: James E. Hodges
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Cash First
Quality Road–Financingavailable, by Kiridashi
Owner: LA Bred Equine Enterprises, LLC
Breeder: LA Bred Equine Enterprises, LLC
Trainer: Ray Sibille
Jockey: Gerard Melancon

 

OWNER BRITTLYN STABLE INC. SWEEPS THE TWO WEEKEND STAKES

 

OPELOUSAS, LA – It was quite a first weekend in May for the Brittlyn Stable, Inc. ownership of Evelyn Benoit. They first won the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks on Friday with Bermuda Star and they doubled down on that by winning the $60,000 Equine Sales Derby with Magic Vow on Saturday night. Magic Vow earned a convincing 4-3/4 length victory in a final time of 1:46.04 for the 1 1/16 miles over a fast track.

Magic Vow settled in at the rail in the early stages as a 45-1 longshot, They Call Me Seb and the 3-5 favorite, Sheer Mayhem dueled through early fractions of 24.19 seconds for the quarter-mile and 48.97 for the half-mile. Magic Vow continued to make steady progress on the rail and overtook Sheer Mayhem at the top of the stretch and drew away to win easily. Paddy O’Lionel also rallied up the inside to take second and Cash First rallied from last early on to finish third.

Magic Vow returned $7.60 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Paddy O’Lionel paid $4.80 to place and $4.00 to show, while Cash First paid $7.20 to show.

Magic Vow was bred in Louisiana by J. Adcock, Allen Landry is the trainer and Kerwin Clark was the winning rider on Saturday night. The 3-year-old gelding is by Private Vow and out of the Broad Brush mare, Whitewashed.

For more information on the Thoroughbred season 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.

 

BERMUDA STAR SPARKLES IN THE EQUINE SALES OAKS

BERMUDA STAR
Bermuda Star wins the Equine Sales Oaks. Coady Photography

 

Equine Sales Oaks
Evangeline Downs, 5-5-17, 8.5f (dirt)
Three-Year-Old Fillies, Purse $60,000

BERMUDA STAR
Star Guitar-Bermuda Bride, by Runaway Groom
Owner: Brittany Stable, Inc.
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Madame Begue
Afleet Alex–More Angels, by Slew of Angels
Owner: Mintmere Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Summergrove Farm & Terry Gabriel
Trainer: Glenn Delahoussaye
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

3rd
Red La Rosa
Harborage–Ziarita, by Maria’s Mon
Owner: Sandra Domiano
Breeder: Royal B. Kraft Sr.
Trainer: Corale A. Richards
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

 

OPELOUSAS, LA – Bermuda Star has won twice in her brief career, one was a maiden-breaking score on the turf at Fair Grounds in February and the second came Friday night in the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs. On both occasions, Diego Saenz was in the saddle. The Oaks victory was just part of a stellar Friday for the jockey, who won a total of three races on the program.

Bermuda Star was able to relax off of a trio of pacesetters through easy early fractions of 24.26 for the quarter-mile and 48.78 for the half-mile. She advanced nicely on the far turn and was able to take the lead at the top of the stretch. Once Bermuda Star made the lead, she moved toward the rail and momentarily crossed paths with Madame Begue, who was one of the early leaders. Bermuda Star drew off to win by three lengths at the finish in a final time of 1:46.58 for the 1-1/16 miles over the fast track. She did have to survive a steward’s inquiry and rider’s claim of foul to preserve the victory.

Bermuda Star was bred in Louisiana by Tom Curtis and Wayne Simpson. She is owned by Brittlyn Stable, Inc. and trained by Victor Arceneaux. She is by Star Guitar and out of the Runaway Groom mare, Bermuda Bride. Bermuda Star has two wins in six lifetime starts and the $36,000 first-place purse she earned on Friday night pushes her lifetime earnings to $74,530.

Bermuda Star was sent off as the 4-5 wagering favorite in the Equine Sales Oaks and she returned $3.60 to win, $3.00 to place and $2.10 to show. Madame Begue finished second and paid $5.60 to place and $3.40 to show. Red La Rosa was third and paid $2.40 to show.

For more information on the Thoroughbred season 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.

 

 

HORSES ELIGIBLE FOR THE EQUINE SALES OAKS AND EQUINE SALES DERBY

The following horses are eligible for the Equine Sales Oaks and Equine Sales Derby which will run May 5th and May 6th respectively at Evangeline Downs in Carencro, Louisiana.

 

EQUINE SALES DERBY ELIGIBLES
3 YR OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS
HORSE NAME DAM
1 CYPRESS CAT ABRUZZI RIDGE
2 FAREWELL TIME ADIEU AND FAREWELL
3 FAIRE ATTENTION ALIE’S DOLLY
4 D D CLASSIC ALMOST IMPRESSED
5 ALWAYS A BARRACUDA ALWAYS ANNIE’S
6 FRAZIER DOUBLE AMORIAH
7 HOLD ON TO ME ANSWER TO ME
8 LAST GRAND WARRIOR AUTUMN SPICE
9 AMAZON CRY AWESOME AMAZON
10 AZTEC STAR AZTEC TUNE
11 BAD WILDCAT BAD LITTLE BERNIE
12 SHAMROCK SHERMAN BATH HOUSE BET
13 GARDNER’S SONG BATTLE BORN
14 SALUTE THE STREET BEAT THE STREET
15 GARY BEAUTIFUL SPY
16 FORE PARKER BELSAY
17 BENDING SAINT BENDING GRASS
18 RUN HENRY BENT CREEK CITY
19 BIG TIME LUCK 14 BIG TIME LUCK
20 CRASH N BURN BLACKBERRY KISSES
21 MICHAEL’S ANGEL BLUE ANGEL
22 CAN’T STOP KOHEN BOJANGLES CAT
23 LAST PORT BONKEY
24 DIXIELAND NATIVE BROADWAY’S MARIA
25 RIDE A SAINT CANDY DELICIOUS
26 CHARLIE’S CHIPS CAT HOP
27 TIZ COMMANDER CELEBRIAN
28 CERTAIN VOW CERTAIN PRIDE
29 PINSKI CHERSKY
30 UNNAMED CINDY EMBERS
31 CLASSIC GREELEY CLASSIC IDE
32 CHARLIE HOSS CLASSY ALY
33 CLOUDY ALL DAY 14 CLOUDY ALL DAY
34 NATHAN’S TIZZY COTEAU KITTEN
35 CLASSIC GREELEY COUNTESS NOEL
36 GOING COUNTRY COUSIN PATTY JEAN
37 MIDDLE OF FOREVER CURIOUS KITTY
38 OSCAR DE LA BAYOU DAFINA
39 CALMACK DAISY FOR RUBIANO
40 PADDY O’LIONEL DANA’S LUCKY LADY
41 AZTEC DELITE DELITEFUL SNOOP
42 D’DIGGER DESERT DIGGER
43 BURANDO DIAMOND BAND
44 MOONLIGHT WILLY DIXIE HYMN
45 DORA JOE DREAM DREAM EXTREME
46 TRUMPENCE ENCHANTED MESA
47 CHATAIN’S TANK ETBAUER’S CHOICE
48 EXPECTVALIDCZECH ETCH
49 MONOXIDE EXPRESSO RUN
50 WALKING IN FAITH FAITH IN A SONG
51 JONAMIN FANCY FIONA
52 TIZ RUSTON FAST AND EARLY
53 FAST TALKING JONES FAST ANNIE
54 SOUTHERN FLAVOR FAVORITE FLAVOR
55 FIDDLERS FAREWELL FIDDLER’S PLEASURE
56 CASH FIRST FINANCINGAVAILABLE
57 MANDEVILLIAN FINEST TOP
58 DEBRIYN FOREST PATCH
59 DIPPER PINES FOREST QUEEN
60 FIRST AFTER BREAK FOUR PENNIES
61 PAPA JOSE FRENCH THUNDER
62 OFF ON HOLIDAY FREUDS ON HOLIDAY
63 JUST A FRIEND FULLBRIDLED’S SIS
64 BAYOU BANJO GAM GAM
65 LOOK HAPPY GEIGER GEISHA
66 GOOD GOSH GENE GOOD GOSH GIRLY
67 MCGINTY GOTTA GETTEM
68 AT MY SIGNAL HALIBURTON HONEY
69 THA BONZ HARD EVIDENCE
70 CHURCH OF ENGLAND HER HIGHNESS
71 HEIDIE GO GO HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY
72 OUR LUCKY PENNEY HOLY LOVE
73 BORED STIFF HONEYMOONER
74 ROOSTER J HONKY TONK HOPPER
75 BRUTE STRENGTH HOTTAMOLLY
76 COUNTRY LAWYER HUGE
77 IDA’S WARRIOR IDA MARIA
78 DOUBLE DOWN MIKE IDE DOUBLE UP
79 INDIGO GIRL 14 INDIGO GIRL
80 CHANDLER’S TRIBUTE ISN’T SHE GORGEOUS
81 CHAT RAT IT’S A SHAM
82 FLORENCIO JASMINE GARDENS
83 HEY CECIL JAVA JOLT
84 PAULEY’S STAR JOLIE CAMELLIA
85 ARNAUD KIPPER’S ILLUSION
86 VOX POPULL KROEMER’S LEGACY
87 KULLI AFLEET KULLI
88 A SONG FOR ARCH LA BELLE BEAR
89 ERROL’S ESCAPE LA FORCE
90 LA CLEVER LA GALERIE
91 CLASSY CLOWN LADY BUTTON EYES
92 SIR BANDIT LADY ETHEL
93 HENNY HAWK LADY MALLORY
94 FREEONTECHNICALITY LADY’S KISS
95 IMPRESSIVE STUDENT LARK’S IMPRESSION
96 OATH TO RUSTON LAST APPROACH
97 LAUGHINGSAINTSSONG LAUGHING SAINT
98 LASS SONG LAVENDER LASS
99 STAR FOREFATHER LEEDY JONZ
100 PARTY PLAYBOY LINDSAY JEAN
101 HONEST OATH LITTLE LUCILLE
102 CAJUN DADDY LOCHLIN SLEW
103 HIDDEN HILLS LONDOLOZI
104 CAJUN FLYER LOUISIANA LACE
105 HAVE HEART CAN RUN LOU’S LAST
106 LOVE CONQUERS LOVE CATCHER
107 TIP TO TAIL LOYALAMBIE
108 RUN AWAY RALPH LUCKY HALEY
109 SARAH’S BIG RUS MAGGIO
110 POWER STRIKE MAGIC POWER
111 LOUISIANA CHROME MANDY’S CLASSIC
112 PGT BEAUREGARD MARIA ELENA
113 ELI’S HONEY MARIA’S DREAM
114 MR EQUILIZER MAXIMALISTA (ARG)
115 CHANGER MIDDLEBURG MINT
116 F J’S PAL MIESQUE’S DAUGHTER
117 SANTIVA’S RIDE MISS MY RIDE
118 BAM BAM BRYAN MISSY’S ADVANTAGE
119 UNNAMED MORE FOR JILL
120 ZEDUVIUS MOUNT YESUVIUS
121 ONEFOR THEGRIPPER MT. QUINCY
122 IL EST VITE MY INTENDED
123 MR. BUZZ MAN NEVER NEVERLAND
124 LATE AGAIN NOITE
125 STREET HONOR NOON DELIGHT
126 UNNAMED OFFSHORE NEWS
127 RETURN OF CEASAR OLD TIMEY GIRL
128 ARKREBEL OLEMISS REBEL
129 INDIAN ORANGE ORANGEBERRY
130 CHINESE BOB ORIENTAL DOLL
131 TIGERSTORM PAVLINA
132 DRAGGING CANOE PEACE STREET
133 OLD PEP N STEP PEPPY LAPEAU
134 CHASING A SAINT PLACE SAINT MICHEL
135 SINGHISPRAISE PRECISE DEFINITION
136 PRESTON’S GALAXY PRESTON STAR
137 HALF PRIMED PRIMARY MOTIVE
138 PRIMETIME TIZ PRIMETIME MISS
139 UNNAMED PROPER GIRL
140 SMART PROSPECTOR PROSPECT OF LOVE
141 SCORE’S CHOICE PROUD ROSE
142 CULP’S HILL PUSSY FOOTIN
143 HONEST ASSAY PYRITE PREMIER
144 BRIE BRIE’S JOY PYRITE RAIN
145 RED WINED UP QUEEN IMIDALA
146 QUEETEN QUEEZEE DEEZEE
147 MANILA MISCHIEF READY INTEREST
148 RED CAUSE 14 RED CAUSE
149 JACK SNIPE’S RHODELIA
150 LUCKY PIERRE RIVER CACHE
151 GUITARIST ROSES N BOWS
152 WICKED PROUD RUBIES N ROSES
153 HOPE FOR VALUE RUNNING DEBATE
154 SACRED SAGA SAGA QUEEN
155 MANOFSASS SASSY BELLE
156 COOL CABALLO SASSY SIMONE
157 SOME RANSOM SAY SOMETHIN FUNNY
158 UNNAMED SCOOTLES
159 REBEL ROUX SECRETSINTHESAUCE
160 GREY GUARTERS SHARP WIT
161 KOSMO SOPO SHAWKLIT’S SOPO
162 MAHANCO SHO NUFF LUCKY
163 SPOTAPOTAMUS SHOWTIME SPECIAL
164 DESTINATOR SILVER VINE
165 AND SO IT BEGINS SINCE TIME BEGAN
166 DO GUESS AGAIN SING MY APC’S
167 ON TIME SINGING DOE
168 MY CHAMP SISTER SURVIVOR
169 BOSTON BOB SKIP’S STILETTO
170 UNNAMED SKY HALO
171 IM A COWBOY TOO SMART LADY TOO
172 OLIVER’S PRAYER SMOOTH SENORITA
173 SMOOTH MAN SMOOTH STRIKER
174 FEE DO SNAKE PROOF
175 BIG KINGPIN SO SOCIAL
176 UNCLE TEX SONORI SILK
177 TAMMANY PARKWAY SOOKSKI
178 BIG MICKEY D SPARKLING PINK
179 SHINGUARD SPECIAL BROAD
180 KING CAKE SPRIGHTLY
181 SCOTT’S SONG SPRING TIDE
182 PAPA RED’S WILDCAT STACKIN CHIPS
183 BERNIE’S GAMBLE STAR CELEBRITY
184 SHEER MAYHEM STAR OF GLORY
185 GRIZZLY GRIP STAR TRIBUTE
186 REAPERS JEWEL STEPH’S JEWEL
187 SUPERIOR STATUS STREET BEAT
188 SUMMER SINGER SUMMER MOMENT
189 NAUTICAL MAN SWEET HOME GAP
190 CHASE’S GUITAR SWEET MACARONI
191 HONEST JOHN SWEET RE RE
192 HUSTLE N JIVE TEA DANCE
193 TEE RIFF TEERIFIC TEE
194 RUN BAYOU TENSAS SALT
195 BIG MAURICE TESSITURA
196 ELLIS THE RED THE LADY RIGALI
197 MOB POSSE THROUGH THE CLOUDS
198 CALL ME REGAL TICKY TACKY
199 TO GEAUX 14 TO GEAUX
200 TOAST TO MICHAEL TOASTTOFRIENDSHIP
201 ELITE SCORE TOO MUCH CLASS
202 MALAGRAS STAR TOUCH EM BABY
203 THE GLORY MUSIC TRIBUTE TO MISIC
204 DEALER WARRANTY TWO YEAR WARANTY
205 CARD SHARK UNBRIDLED ACTION
206 THEY CALL ME SEB UNBRIDLED LASSIE
207 AMP’D UP UNDERWORLD
208 MADELYN’S BUSTER WAR BUSTER
209 CROSSCHECK CARLOS WEEPNOMOREMYLADY
210 WEST MADISYN 14 WEST MADISYN
211 MYBLENDOFWHISKY WHISKY BLEND
212 MAGIC VOW WHITEWASHED
213 WHO’S A SAINT WHO IS
214 CHIDDLE WIDDLE QUEE FWEET
215 PINCH OF CAYENNE WILD DEBUTANTE
216 SOULJA SLIM WILDCAT AT DAWN
217 FIRE BLASTER WINE DIVA
218 DREWMISTERIO WINLOC’S SUNSHINE
219 WINGOLD WINSKY
220 BIG JOE WORLD AWAY
221 STORMIN AFLEET YES IT’S STORMIN
222 HUSTLEHUSTLEHUSTLE YINGYINGYING
223 SMASH PRODUCTION ZARB’S MISS CUTIE

Derby division:
A restricted stake for 3-year-old Colts and Geldings which are sales graduates from any Equine Sales Company of Louisiana sale or have passed through the 2015 Louisiana Breeders Sale Company auction.
 EQUINE SALES OAKS ELIGIBLES
 3 YR OLD FILLIES

 

HORSE NAME DAM
1 RANGER CONNECTION A GAL NAMED SLEW
2 NAUGHTY LITTLE NUN A LITTLE EVIL
3 LAINE’S SONG ALIX M
4 E Z’S ALL ATTITUDE ALL ATTITUDE
5 HANG ON SUZY ALREADY BLESSED
6 SILVER MARIA ANITA MARIA
7 CHANGEFORATHOUSAND ANNIE MARIA
8 GENTLEMEN’S GIRL ANN’S APPROVAL
9 MY PAL AMORE ATHENAMORE
10 LYDIA K. AZULA
11 FORT BUSTER BATTLE BUSTER
12 MY GAL LAYLA BELLEBOTTOM BLUES
13 BERMUDA STAR BERMUDA BRIDE
14 FASHION BID BIDUADEAU
15 ROSE TRAIN BLACK TRAIN
16 SAMMY BLUE CAT BLUE SWORD
17 YES BABE BOND’S BABE
18 UNNAMED BREAK SIXTY
19 MISS BOJANGLES CAT BREEZILY
20 ROCKINWILDCAT BRIDLESTONE
21 PEAUX BOY BROAD JUMP
22 MISSIONARY QUEEN BROADWAY MISS
23 FIFTYSHADESOFNAY BUTTERCUP’S SONG
24 BELLES THUNDER BY THE BELLE
25 BAYOU HOTTIE CAJUN HOTTIE
26 ITSBOUTTIME CANOPY
27 GOODROCKINGIRL CATBIRD CREEK
28 SONG OF DIXIE CATCH THE BUSS
29 AGIRLNAMEDSYD CHRIS’S PRINCESS
30 A THOUSAND TEARS CITY RAIN
31 SOPHIE’S ILLUSION CLASSIC ILLUSION
32 FOXY MISS COFRESI TESORO
33 SAINTS DAME COLLYMORE HALL
34 CALL ME JO JO COOKIN CAROL
35 SNEAUXED ON COTTONED ON
36 UNNAMED CROESUS
37 CROOKED HALO 14 CROOKED HALO
38 FLASHY DATE CROWNING CHOICE
39 MY PAL EM CRYPTO EM
40 FLEETAWAY SAL CURSILLO WEEKEND
41 TIZ THE STORM DATTTS COOL
42 CUSTOM STORM DELUGE
43 UNNAMED DEPUTY ROYAL
44 DESERT GIRL 14 DESERT GIRL
45 QUARTER CARAT DIAMONDINTHESTREAM
46 DIVINE DESTINY 14 DIVINE DESTINY
47 DIXIE DEVIL 14 DIXIE DEVIL
48 DIXIELAND FLASH DIXIE MARRONE
49 JESSI’S HOT TOPIC DOUBTLESS
50 CARELLIE’S CANDY DYNAMIC BROAD
51 MAJESTIC MOON DYNAMOUS
52 BLUSHING HANNAH EASYTOBLUSH
53 EAVES BANDIT EAVESBLOSSOM
54 NAME IT AFTER ME ELIANES REASON
55 ELUSIVE PAL ELUSIVE QUEEN
56 TIZ THE WILDCAT EXCLUSIVE WILDCAT
57 AMERICAS CHOICE FALL FLOWER
58 JAYREW FAST GOAT
59 BETTER IN BOOTS FICKLE FANNY
60 FIGHT THE LIGHT FIGHT THE STORM
61 AKA KIDDO FINALLY ALONE
62 CHATTANOOGA LUCY FIVE STAR MEETING
63 UNNAMED FLOWERS AND VINES
64 FONDA CARLOS FONDA RONDA
65 COLOR ME READY FREECIELO
66 SOCIAL ICON FRENCH MARTINI
67 AZURALEE FROSTY PEACE
68 OUR FROSTY FROSTY PROMISE
69 RUN RHEA RUN FULLERENE
70 TAKING TIPS GATORIZE
71 JUMPING ON CLOUDS GAYLE’S APPROVAL
72 HELEN WHEELS GILDED SILK
73 COME ON M B GOLDEN DINA
74 CALLMEONMYCELLFONE GOTTHEGREENLIGHT
75 GRAND CAP D 14 GRAND CAP D
76 PRIVATE HUMOR HAPPYFROMTHEGITGO
77 TENSAS BRANDY HARBOR PRINCESS
78 DOWN NINETYFIVE G HERMANA G
79 HEROIC PRINCESS HEROIC FLIGHT
80 ANGELIC GEM HIDE THE HALO
81 HEIDIE GO GO HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY
82 MAGIC FOREST HOT LINE
83 HOT AND READY HOT SERVE
84 BIG GAME BABY HOT TALENT
85 LIL MISS GREY HOW ‘BOUT NO
86 BEAUTIFUL HONDURAS I DON’T KNOW WHO
87 UNTETHERED SOUL IDOL GIFT
88 I’M A PROUD BUG I’M A LOVE BUG
89 D’CAT BLUES I’M TRUE BLUE
90 I’MWILDABOUTCARLOS I’M WILD
91 SHAMROCK STAR INDIAN TREATY
92 NACON’S TILDE INDY’S ROAR
93 PRINCESS SAMURAI INTERRUPTION
94 MISS SID N SAY INTIMISSIMI
95 CADENS COWGIRL IZ R A ZEDE
96 HALF A JAG JAQUARIUNA
97 TIZ ONE FEE JENIFEE
98 JOY’S RALLY FINALE JOY OF IT ALL
99 DEBBYZ WINGZ JOYFUL SHEBA
100 JUNES’S CHOICE JUNE G
101 EV JURIST
102 JUST KYLIE JUST ALEX
103 KILLER FAST KALJOMI
104 CAJUNESS KELLERIN
105 PINK CORVETTE KIRSCHE
106 UNNAMED KITTY’S GOT CLASS
107 MISS YOU LADIESMAKETHEMARK
108 NOTTAZEE LADY NOTTAWAY
109 LETS SHOW EM 14 LETS SHOW EM
110 SANDY’S WAGER LORI BLUE CHIP
111 MS YANKEE BLING MADAM BLING
112 ALYSSA ROCKS MADAM HERTFIELD
113 MY BOBBIE GIRL MADEMOISELLEWYAKI
114 OUR MILLIE MAGIC MADAM
115 LADY MYLA MATCHOFTHEDAY (IRE)
116 NELLY RELLY McCONNELL SPRINGS
117 MEDINA 14 MEDINA
118 TINKERBELLA MELISMA
119 SUZIE’S DREAM MERCY SAKES ALIVE
120 SHES A LIL SAINT MINIDEPUTY
121 LAYLA FOREVER MISSSERVICESTRIPE
122 GIFTED WITH SPEED MONICA’S SKIRMISH
123 MADAME BEGUE MORE ANGELS
124 CUSTOMARY MS MARIGOLD
125 NOLA FASHION MYSTICAL MARY
126 GRAN WEEKEND NATURAL GLOW
127 NIKIZEE NIKITA
128 A TICKET TO RIDE NORWEGIAN WOOD
129 TIZ REGAL LEE O’LEE
130 ARDESIA OMI PRINCESS
131 SOUTHERN GYPSY OPENLY SOUTHERN
132 OUR SWEET SYDNI OUR DALILA
133 JENI LYNN’S PET OUR FAN ALLIE
134 PHONE SAMMY 14 PHONE SAMMY
135 STREET RACER PINE VALLEY
136 BLESSED SONG PIPING HOT
137 D’WILD IRISH ROSE PLAIN KEATS
138 BLESS D’CAT PLEASANTLY BLESSED
139 VICTORY OF A SAINT POINT TO VICTORY
140 THREE X A LADY PROSPECTING WILLIE
141 ELEKTRACUTIONER QUADRIGA
142 JACK’S GRAY GIRL QUICARIA
143 QUICK RAE RAE QUICK CHRIS
144 R QUEENDOM R INDY ANNA
145 FEE FI FO FO RAHFEES FAIRY
146 TIZBERRY WINE RASPBERRY WINE
147 SHE’S SMOKE READY AT NINE
148 TAKE CHARGE REBEL REBEL GAL
149 SABE MARCELETE RECKON
150 REGGAE GIRL RETAINED
151 CASUAL COOL RICH AND CLASSY
152 SUNDAY STORM ROCK IT SLEW
153 D’OR FILLE ROSE CONDOR
154 BIG TOP DOLLAR ROSEHEARTY
155 ROSY PRAYS ROSY DAY
156 CLEVER FACT ROYAL FACT
157 IM A ROYAL TAMER ROYAL SWEEP
158 LIL LANI LOU SAINT AUBIN
159 SARAH’S VALLEY SARAH’S PEAK
160 PLYMOUTH BEACH SARAH’S VICTRESS
161 MINE MINE SAVANNAH’S GOLD
162 TAKEKO SCOUTING PARTY
163 CAYLEE’S STAR SEA CAYLEE RUN
164 MAJESTIC SEVEN SEVEN SEVENTYTHREE
165 UNNAMED SHARE
166 SIDNEY’S SONATA SHEER SPEED
167 HEZA ROYAL SAINT SHEZA ROYAL INCA
168 LOVELY IN LACE SHIMMERING LACE
169 CALL IT LUCK SHORT ROUTE
170 SHY RUSTON SHY BABY
171 UNNAMED SHY EDA
172 RELATIVE SILENCE SILENT RUN
173 TWICE SILVER SILVER BRIDE
174 CALL THE GHOST SILVER GLOSS
175 LIL BLACK CADILLAC SIPPI FEVER
176 SIX LINES OF DAVID SIX BEE’S
177 CANIGETAYESMA’AM SMARTY PANTS
178 VINTON’S VIN GEAUX SNAP TO IT
179 SALUTE MY LADY SOCORRO COUNTY
180 VALORY VALENTINE SONG AND EMOTION
181 SILKEN LACE SOUTHERN LACE
182 MR. AL’S GAL SPANISH ICE
183 CAROLINE’S SALUTE SPECIAL CASE
184 PRAY FOR LISA SPECTACULAR LISA
185 MY LUV MONKEY SPEEDMONKEY
186 SPEEDY AFLEET SPEEDY MUSIC
187 SMOOTH NEWS SPREADING THE NEWS
188 SHE’S A SMART CAT SPRING DRAGON
189 FLAMING DIVA SPRING RUSH
190 CXANDY RAIL STAND BY THE PHONE
191 STARIA 14 STARIA
192 IVANA’S WISH STELLAR VISION
193 SLAMMIN SONG SURELY GRAND
194 ACTIF STORM SWEET JACKIE JO
195 DIXIE MISTY SWEET MISTY
196 SHOW’EM THE HEAT SWEET MUQTARIB
197 CHERRY LAUREL SWEET TWINEY WINEY
198 SWIFTY CAT SWIFTY VICTRESS
199 FASHION DOLL SWISS COURTS CHEAT
200 TACKY’S STAR TACKY TOWN
201 FORCE AWAKENS TACTICAL INFO
202 MISS JAZEBEL TAKEAWAY
203 SCRAM TALE OF THE WEST
204 INDIAN HONEY TASSO RUN
205 EXPECT TENACITY TENACIOUS LIONESS
206 ODDS ON HILLARY TEX’S MISTRESS
207 ELLE LES YU THE CLASSICSHOPPER
208 CHASES DIXIE BELLE THEHEARTOFDIXIE
209 DANCE TILL TWO TI VOGLIO
210 PROMISE ME TIZ TIZ A’GREELEY
211 TIZWAS 14 TIZWAS
212 WOOF RIVER ROSE TOO BAD FU
213 TORTUGA RIO TORTUGA FLATS
214 AZIAH’S GOOD GIRL TRAVOIS
215 SHAKEITIFULUVME TRICKED
216 TRICKY LIL DIVA TRICKY LIL DEVIL
217 TRES BON TU TU CRUISER
218 SAINTS MAGIC UNIQUE MAGIC
219 LITTLE DARLIN VALID REWARD
220 OUR VALOR VALORY
221 MY PAL VIV VIVACIOUS M
222 RWANDA WANDA
223 SOUTHERN ALLURE WAVE THE COLORS
224 COMANCHE SONG WENDYBIRD
225 APT TO SMILE WHAT A SMILE
226 WILLOWS AND SAINTS WILLOWICK
227 FANCY PANTS JEN ZARB’S FANCY
228 RED LA ROSA ZIARITA
229 WITTY CRY ZITTY
Oaks division: 
A restricted stake for 3-year-old Fillies which are sales graduates from any Equine Sales Company of Louisiana sale or have passed through the 2015 Louisiana Breeders Sale Company auction.

 

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2017 TWO YEAR OLD IN TRAINING SALE WITH RACE AGE HORSES
SALE DATE:  MAY 9, 2017
BREEZE SHOW:  MAY 7, 2017
Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog
 
Equine Sales Company has released a catalog of 67 head for its 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale set for May 9 in Opelousas, Louisiana. The breeze show is scheduled for May 7.
While the catalog has a strong offering of established stallions, it also stands out for its selection of young sires with promising futures like Orb, Violence, Bullet Train, Power Broker, Jimmy Creed, Flashpoint, Data Link, Flat Out, To Honor and Serve, Tapizar, Point of Entry, Bind, Dialed In and Redding Colliery.
The catalog also includes many of the leading juvenile and overall sires in Louisiana, including Yankee Gentleman, Songandaprayer, Star Guitar, Custom for Carlos, D’Wildcat, Closing Argument and Run Production. Prominent national sires are also represented, including Tale of the Cat, Eskendereya, Dunkirk, Discreet Cat, Lookin at Lucky and El Corredor, a former leading stallion in Louisiana.
“The catalog is comprised mainly of Louisiana-breds, and that remains the main focus of the sale, but we also have some nice Kentucky-breds this year,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “We are still accepting supplements, and I expect several more horses to be added in the coming weeks.”
All graduates of the sale will be eligible for the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby and $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks to be run in 2018 at Evangeline Downs.
For more information and to view the online catalog, go to our website:
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THOROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO EVANGELINE DOWNS FOR 2017 SEASON

NEW RECEIVING BARN AND TOP-NOTCH JOCKEY COLONY READY TO GO

 

OPELOUSAS, LA – A long-standing Louisiana tradition returns as the 52nd season of Thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs will kick off on Wednesday night, April 12 with a nine-race program. It will be the first of 84 racing days for the 2017 season to be run on a Wednesday through Saturday weekly schedule. Post time each night will be 5:40 pm Central Time.

There will be a 24-race stakes schedule at Evangeline Downs in 2017 with purses totaling $1,695,000. The highlights of the stakes schedule include the $100,000 Evangeline Mile for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track on Saturday, June 3 and Louisiana Legends Night, which will be Saturday, July 8. Legends Night will feature eight stakes races restricted to Louisiana-breds with total purses for those eight races at $750,000.

Evangeline Downs horsemen will be able to use a new receiving barn this season. The new barn was constructed over the winter break and can house up to 70 additional horses on the grounds. New automated hotwalkers have also been installed in the barn area for the horsemen to take advantage of.

Louisiana has a strong history of producing excellent jockeys and the jockey colony at Evangeline Downs will definitely be one of the strengths of the 2017 season. Colby Hernandez is a native of the Lafayette, Louisiana area and he returns to Evangeline Downs this season to try and defend the riding title he won in 2016 with 90 victories from 420 starts. Hernandez is the brother of one of the top riders in the nation, Brian Hernandez, Jr., who won the 2017 Louisiana Derby aboard Girvin and also has another Kentucky Derby candidate in McCracken.

Racing is also a family affair for the Melancons. Father Gerard has long been one of the top riders at racetracks throughout Louisiana, winning 4,582 races in his career and over $78 million in purses. He finished fifth at Evangeline Downs in 2016 with 48 wins from 288 starts.  His son, Jansen, is one of the up-and-coming riders in the state as well. Jansen finished 14th in 2016 at Evangeline Downs with 17 wins from 218 starts and had a strong season at Delta Downs this winter, winning 20 races in 182 starts at the Vinton racetrack.

The Louisiana connection is also strong in the Evangeline Downs jockey colony with one of the finest young female jockeys in the country riding here in Ashley Broussard. Broussard finished fourth in the standings in 2016 with 71 wins from 417 starts. Broussard also finished second to Diego Saenz at Delta Downs this winter. Saenz will be part of the excellent Evangeline Downs jockey colony as well.

There are two Louisiana legends that will be riding at Evangeline Downs with Kerwin “Booboo” Clark and Steve “Boudin” Bourque on the grounds this season. Clark has been riding for 40 years and has won 3,016 races and over $52 million in purses. Bourque has won 4,053 races in his lengthy career with over $35 million in earnings. In fact, Bourque passed the 4,000 win milestone last season at Evangeline Downs, getting that historic victory aboard Space Book on July 27, 2016.

One name that will be new to the jockey colony at Evangeline Downs is Tim Thornton. Thornton is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, but has made his name racing in other jurisdictions, most notably Illinois. He returned to Louisiana this winter and had success at Delta Downs, finishing sixth in the standings with 52 wins from 232 starts. Thornton will begin the Evangeline Downs season as the main rider for the 2016 leading trainer, Karl Broberg.

Broberg is a perennial candidate for leading trainer honors at Evangeline Downs. He won the title for the 2016 season with 49 victories from 191 starters. However, the 2017 season certainly will present some challengers to the crown, as Efren Loza, Jr. is bringing a strong contingent of horses, as is J.R. Caldwell. Loza trained Fear The Cowboy to a win in the $100,000 Evangeline Mile in 2016 and posted a remarkable 50% win percentage at Delta Downs this winter. Caldwell, who trains Grade 3 Super Derby and Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby winner, Texas Chrome, is currently in the top ten in the trainer’s standings at Oaklawn Park.

Silks Clubhouse will be open for each live racing night this season at Evangeline Downs and will feature a buffet offering many different dining options each night as well. On Wednesday and Thursday, the buffet will be offered for $12.99 per person, while the Friday and Saturday price will be $17.99 per person. The Friday and Saturday buffets will be offering a larger selection of items for patrons to dine on. Children are welcome in the Silks Clubhouse and the kids buffet price will be $6.99 each night.

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

 

 

About Evangeline Downs

Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com.  Additional news and information can be found at www.boydgaming.com, or www.evangelinedowns.com.

LTBA to Open EVD Office

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will open its Evangeline Downs office Tuesday, April 4, for the thoroughbred race meet. The office is located at the racetrack adjacent to the racing office.

Martha Rico will be at the office Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to assist breeders with any LTBA related business.

The EVD office of the LTBA will be open for business through the duration of the Evangeline Downs thoroughbred meet.

2235 Creswell Lane Extension
Opelousas, LA, 70570
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Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

EVANGELINE DOWNS RELEASES 2017 THOROUGHBRED STAKES SCHEDULE

24 STAKES RACES WITH PURSES TOTALING $1,695,000 ON THE CALENDAR

 

OPELOUSAS, LA – Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will begin its 52nd season of Thoroughbred racing action on April 12 in Opelousas, Louisiana. The 84-day season will run through Saturday, September 2 with live racing each Wednesday through Saturday night. The 2017 season will feature a first post time each live racing night of 5:40 pm Central time.

There will be 24 stakes races held during the season and the total purses for those races will be $1,695,000. The two biggest racing nights of the season will take place on a pair of Saturdays.

The Saturday, June 3 program will feature three stakes races, including the $100,000 Evangeline Mile for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track. That night will also include the $50,000 Need For Speed Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs on the turf course and the $50,000 Lafayette Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds at seven furlongs on the main track.

Louisiana-breds will also be in the spotlight on Louisiana Legends Night, which will be on Saturday, July 8. There will be eight stakes races run on Legends Night with purses totaling $750,000. The feature event of the evening will be the $100,000 Classic for 3-year-olds and up at 1-1/16 miles on the main track. The $100,000 Distaff is at the same distance as the Classic for fillies and mares 3 year-olds and up. There are several other stakes races on Legends Night with $100,000 purses including: the Sprint at 5-1/2 furlongs on the main track for 3-year-olds and up, the Mademoiselle at 5-1/2 furlongs on the main track for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up, the Cheval at one mile on the main track for the 3-year-olds, the Soiree at one mile on the main track for 3-year-old fillies. There are two turf races scheduled as a part of Legends night: the $100,000 Turf at 1-1/16 miles for 3-year-olds and up and the $50,000 Starter at 7-1/2 furlongs for 3-year-olds and up.

Kentucky Derby weekend at Evangeline Downs will not only include the simulcast of the Run For The Roses from Churchill Downs, but also the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks on Friday, May 5 at 1-1/16 miles on the main track for 3-year-old fillies and the $60,000 Equine Sales Derby on Saturday, May 6at 1-1/16 miles on the main track for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

The final stage of the stakes schedule will be focused on 2-year-olds. On Saturday, July 29, two divisions of the D.S. “Shine” Young Futurity will be run. The $75,000 Filly Division is at 5-1/2 furlongs on the main track for Louisiana-bred fillies and the $75,000 Colts and Geldings Division is also at 5-1/2 furlongs on the main track for Louisiana-bred colts and geldings.

Closing night of the season, Saturday, September 2, will also showcase two stakes races for 2-year-olds. The $50,000 Evangeline Downs Princess will be at six furlongs on the main track for fillies and the $50,000 Evangeline Downs Prince is also at six furlongs on the main track for colts and geldings.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse season 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.

 

 

About Evangeline Downs

Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com.  Additional news and information can be found at www.boydgaming.com, or www.evangelinedowns.com.

 

EVANGELINE DOWNS 2017 TB SEASON STARTS APRIL 12 ~ STALL APPLICATIONS DUE FEBRUARY 24

 OPELOUSAS, LA – Evangeline Downs’ 2017 Thoroughbred racing season will begin on Wednesday, April 12 and continue through Saturday, September 2. There will be 84 days of live racing run on a Wednesdaythrough Saturday weekly schedule during the season.

All horsemen interested in submitting a stall application to Evangeline Downs must do so by Friday, February 24. 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 highlight events on the Evangeline Downs Thoroughbred racing schedule include the $100,000 Evangeline Mile for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track on Saturday, June 3 and Louisiana Legends Night on Saturday, July 8, which will feature eight Louisiana-bred stakes races with purses totaling $750,000

The Evangeline Mile program will also include two other stakes races: the $50,000 Need For Speed Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs on turf and the $50,000 Lafayette Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds at seven furlongs on the main track.

Louisiana Legends Night, a celebration of the Louisiana-bred Thoroughbred, is highlighted by the $100,000 Classic for 3-year-olds and up at 1-1/16 miles on the main track. There will be six other $100,000 stakes races on Legends Night: the Distaff for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up at 1-1/16 miles on the main track, the Sprint for 3-year-olds and up at 5-½ furlongs on the main track, the Mademoiselle for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up at 5-½ furlongs on the main track, the Turf for 3-year-olds and up at 1-1/16 miles on the turf, the Cheval for 3-year-olds at one mile on the main track, and the Soiree for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on the main track. There will also be the $50,000 Starter for 3-year-olds at up at 7-½ furlongs on the turf.

The full 2017 Stakes Schedule is still pending official approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission.

First post time for each live racing night at Evangeline Downs for the 2017 Thoroughbred season will be 5:40 pm Central Time.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse season 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.

 

About Evangeline Downs

Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com.  Additional news and information can be found at www.boydgaming.com, or www.evangelinedowns.com.