LQHBA Futurity Highlights Evangeline Meet

Louisiana-bred race will be the richest in the state.

September 28, 2013

Evangeline Downs

The LQHBA Futurity, worth an estimated $1 million, highlights the upcoming 2013 fall American Quarter Horse racing season at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, which kicks offs the 46-night meet on Wednesday, October 2. The LQHBA Futurity, a Restricted Grade 1 event for Louisiana-breds, is the first and only seven-figure Quarter Horse race in the state of Louisiana. The LQHBA Futurity will be run on Saturday, November 16, with the trials held on Friday, October 25.

Coleman Lloyd, racing secretary at Evangeline Downs, stated, “In addition to the LQHBA Futurity, our stakes program also includes the Evangeline Futurity. This very popular event provides horsemen a chance to showcase their late-blooming 2-year-olds at the end of the year in a six-figure event. The trials for the Evangeline Futurity will be held on Saturday, November 23, with the final set for Saturday, December 14. Lloyd also stated, “While we have a solid stakes schedule for both the juveniles and older horses, we also offer a strong overnight program with purses at $75,500 a night, which provides plenty of opportunity for our horsemen.”

Evangeline Downs’ 2013 fall stakes schedule is as follows:
Oct. 5   Opelousas Stakes   3yo&up   400 yds.   $35,000 added
Oct. 19   Billy Montgomery Stakes (RG3)   3yo&up f/m   350 yds.   $30,000 added
Nov. 9   EVD Dash   3yo&up   220 yds.   $25,000 added
Nov. 16   LQHBA Futurity (RG1)   2yo   400 yds.   $1,000,000
Nov. 16   LQHBA Fut. (Consolation)   2yo   400 yds.   $40,000 guaranteed
Nov. 16   EVD Derby   3yo   400 yds.   $50,000 guaranteed
Dec. 14   EVD Futurity   2yo   400 yds.   $100,000 added

The season will run through Thursday, December 19, and will feature primarily a four-evening-a-week schedule, Wednesday-Saturday, with a first post of 5:40 p.m. Central Time.

For more information, contact Evangeline Downs at 337-594-3000.