News April  23, 2018

Trials Set For The $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million


One-hundred thirty-two state-breds have entered in 15 trials set November 17 for the LQHBA Louisiana Million at Evangeline Downs.



OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 10, 2017—Entries were taken at Evangeline Downs for the $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million (RG1) for 2-year-olds on Thursday. There were 132 horses entered to run in 15 trials to be held on Friday, November 17 with a special early post time of 5:10 pm Central Time.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from the trials will return to run in the Final, which will take place on Saturday, December 16.

There are several horses entered in the trials that have already scored Futurity victories in 2017 at other Louisiana racetracks. The only entrant with two Futurity victories is Dashnunder Afullmoon, a filly that won the Grade 2 Louisiana Lassie Futurity and the Grade 1 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity at Delta Downs. She is now four-for-four in her career and has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the sixth trial on Friday night.

There are three other horses entered in the trials with previous Futurity victories. Jrs Taylors Runnaway, who won the Grade 1 LQHBA Sale Futurity at Fair Grounds in September, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the fourth trial. Blue Eyed Fance, the winner of the Grade 2 Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs in March, has been made the 5-2 favorite in the ninth trial. Jls Dash N Fire, who won the Grade 2 Louisiana Laddie Futurity at Delta Downs in May, is the 9-5 morning line choice in the 11th trial of the evening.

The $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million is one of four major finals that will take place at Evangeline Downs on Saturday, December 16. The $150,000-added LQHBA Breeders Derby, the $100,000-added Evangeline Downs Futurity and the $50,000-added Evangeline Downs Derby will also take place that Saturday night.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

About Evangeline Downs
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