When does Evangeline Downs run?
- Thoroughbred Season
- April 8 – August 29, 2020
- Weekly, Wed. through Sat.
- Quarter Horse Season
- Find the official full calendar here
Notable Events and Stakes Races at Evangeline Downs
- Louisiana Legends Night
- Saturday May 30, 2020 – 5:50pm CT
- Racing information can be found here
The 2020 Thoroughbred season will start on April 8, 2020 at Evangeline Downs. The Opelousas, Louisiana facility expects 84 days of live racing each Wednesday through Saturday with a regular evening start time of 5:50pm Central.
Those looking for the premiere race events on the schedule can eagerly plan on watching the $50k Acadiana for fillies and mares 4YO and up running 6 1/2 furlongs (Friday, Apr. 17) and the $50k Lafayette Stakes for 4YO & Up at a distance of 6 1/2 furlongs (Saturday, Apr. 18). With 20 stakes races on the 2020 Thoroughbred season calendar, total purses will be expected to hit $1,340,000.
The much anticipated Louisiana Legends Night will boast of eight stakes races for Louisiana Breds on Saturday, May 30. Other stakes to watch for are the $100k Evangeline Mile on Jun. 27, $50k Spotted Horse and a total of $550k in purses on Legends night.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 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 Late Pick 4
The Pick 4 bet during the Evangeline Downs race week (Wednesday – Saturday) will be a welcomed series to play at the Louisiana meet.
With the Spring/Summer meet at Evangeline Downs in full swing, horse players find the return of the popular Late Pick 4 a sequence worth chasing at TwinSpires.
In the past, TwinSpires players have enjoyed the benefit of any Late Pick 4 at Evangeline Downs during the month of June, earning a bonus equal to 10% of your gross winnings, up to $500 per day! This promotion may not be going on currently, but keep your eyes out for other opportunities that may come up!