News December  18, 2017

Nomination Forms For 2016 Quarter Horse Futurities and Derbies at Delta Downs Website


Delta's 46-day 2016 season to feature plenty of big money stakes races.

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VINTON, LA—AUGUST 3, 2015—Nomination blanks for Delta Downs’ 2016 Quarter Horse futurities and derbies are now available on the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. The nomination blanks can be accessed under the ‘Horsemen’s Info’ tab at the top of the homepage.

Horsemen can also access the entire payment schedule for all futurities and derbies to be held at Delta Downs during the 2016 season on the website under the same area.

Delta Downs will conduct a total of nine futurities and derbies during its 46-day Quarter Horse season in 2016 including the $200,000-added Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), the $150,000-added Delta Downs Derby (RG2), the $75,000-added Laddie (RG2) and Lassie (RG2) Futurities, the $100,000-added Firecracker Futurity (G2) and Derby, the $45,000-added Alabama Futurity as well as the $25,000-added Old South Futurity and Derby.

In 2015 those nine futurities and derbies offered horsemen a combined total purse amount of just over $2.1 million with five of the races carrying graded status. This year’s Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) was worth $634,530, which marked the second highest Quarter Horse stakes purse in track history.

Delta Downs is currently dark until its 2015-16 Thoroughbred season gets underway on Friday, October 16. Fans can enjoy full card simulcasting from coast to coast in the track’s OTB seven days a week during the downtime.

For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com or on the Facebook page, ‘Delta Downs Racing’.

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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