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Louisiana Downs Opens 46-Day Quarter Horse Meet on Saturday


Louisiana Downs is set to kick off it's 2015 Quarter Horse Meet on Saturday afternoon.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 5, 2015—Louisiana Downs will open its 46-day Quarter Horse meet with a seven-race program on Saturday. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 1 p.m. (CST).

Located in Bossier City, near Shreveport, Louisiana Downs will offer a Quarter Horse stakes schedule topped by lucrative state-bred and open races. The track’s stakes slate is topped by the $275,000-est. Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) and $85,000-est. Mardi Gras Derby (R), both for Louisiana-breds, on March 14, and the $200,000-est. Harrah’s Futurity (G3) on March 15.

The track opened for training on January 2.

Louisiana Downs will present live Quarter Horse racing primarily on a Saturday-through-Tuesday schedule, with Wednesday racing added on March 18 and closing day, March 25.

2015 LOUISIANA DOWNS QH STAKES SCHEDULE

  • January 10 — Harrah’s Dash
    $ 15,000 — 4 Y.O. & Up — 250 Yards
  • January 10 — Marathon Stakes
    $ 15,000 — 4 Y.O. & Up — 870 Yards
  • January 17 — Billy Montgomery Stakes
    25,000 — 3 Y.O. LA-Bred — 350 Yards
  • January 17 — Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (trials)
  • January 31 — Swift Stakes
    $ 15,000 — 4 Y.O & Up — 350 Yards
  • January 31 — Party Girl Stakes
    $ 25,000 — 4 Y.O. & Up F&M LA-Bred — 350 Yards
  • February 7 — Magnolia Stakes
    $ 25,000 — 3 Y.O. & Up LA-Bred — 870 Yards
  • February 7 — Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake
    $ 15,000-a. — 3, 4 & 5 Year Old LA-Bred — 350 Yards
  • February 21 — Mardi Gras Futurity (trials)
  • February 22 — Mardi Gras Derby (trials)
  • February 28 — Mr. Jess Perry Stakes
    $ 25,000 — 4 Y.O. & Up LA-Bred . — 350 Yards
  • March 1 — Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (trials)
  • March 14 — Mardi Gras Futurity
    $100,000-a. — 2 Y.O. LA-Bred — 300 Yards
  • March 14 — Mardi Gras Derby
    $ 50,000-a. — 3 Y.O. LA-Bred. — 400 Yards
  • March 21 — Streakin La Jolla
    $ 15,000 — 3 Y.O. & Up — 400 Yards
  • March 21 — Harrah's Entertainment Futurity
    $ 75,000-a. — 2 Y.O. — 300 Yards

For more information, visit the track’s website at ladowns.com.

All Louisiana Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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