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Trials Set For The $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity


Dont Temp Me, winner of the$81,430 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs in May, are among 2-year-olds entered in the $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity trials on Friday, November 24.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 17, 2017—Entries were taken at Evangeline Downs for the $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity for 2-year-olds on Thursday. There were 100 horses entered to run in 12 trial races to be held on Friday, November 24 with a post time of 5:35 pm Central Time. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the trials will return to run in the Final, which will be held on Saturday, December 16.

The ninth of the 12 trials offers a very intriguing matchup between two horses that have won Futurity Finals already in 2017. The 9-5 morning-line favorite is Three Bar Cartel, who won the $353,700 Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park in September. The 7-2 second choice is Sixes Flash, who triumphed in the Grade 2 $274,325 Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs in July.

There are also other horses entered in the trials that have won Futurities in 2017. Dont Temp Me, the 2-1 favorite in the second trial, won the $81,430 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs in May. Sr Shambles, the 2-1 favorite in the sixth trial, took the $108,800 Heartland Futurity at Indiana Grand in July.

Threebarcartel won the Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park in October. © Dustin Orona Photography
Alluringeyeopener, the 3-1 favorite in the seventh trial, won the $173,700 Gillespie County Fair Futurity at Retama Park in September. Stone Cold Leader, the 3-1 favorite in the eighth trial, scored in the $176,578 Indiana Stallion Service Auction Futurity at Indiana Grand in August.

The $309,600 Evangeline Downs Futurity is one of four major finals that will be run on Saturday, December 16. The $1,000,000 LQHBA Louisiana Million, the $150,000-added LQHBA Breeders Derby 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
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com. Additional news and information can be found at www.boydgaming.com, or evangelinedowns.com.


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