OCTOBER 17, 2018 - MARCH 9, 2019
Wednesdays - Saturdays
Post Time 5:25PM (CST)
Thoroughbred racing resumes at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. The track will offer 28 stakes races during an 84-day season that runs from October 17, 2018 through March 9, 2019. The stakes schedule includes $2.175 million in total purse money.
The stakes activity will kick off with a quartet of added-money events on opening weekend. On Friday, October 19, the track will host the $100,000 Magnolia for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares and the $50,000 My Trusty Cat for open-bred 2-year-old fillies. Delta Downs will close out the weekend on Saturday with the $100,000 Gold Cup for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and upward and the $50,000 Jean Lafitte for open-bred 2-year-olds.
There will be a special post time of 1:35pm on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21, and no racing on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.
On Saturday, February 9, the track will host another edition of Louisiana Premier Night featuring 10 stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses. The highlight of the program will be the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for older horses competing at 1-1/16 miles. The Louisiana Premier Night card will offer a total of $895,000 in stakes purses.
For more information about the upcoming season at Delta Downs, including the complete stakes schedule, visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information on Facebook with the track’s page ‘Delta Downs Racing’ and on Twitter with the handle @deltaracing.