VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs is gearing up for another rich race program on Saturday as the track hosts the 15th edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 12-race program will feature 10 stakes races for Louisiana-breds worth $1,055,000 in total purse money. There will be a special first post time for the rich program of 5:20 pm Central Time.

Saturday’s featured race will be the $170,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for older horses competing at 1-1/16 miles, which will be the ninth race on the program. This year’s Championship has attracted a field of seven including 2017 winner and graded stakes hero Mobile Bay as well as last year’s Louisiana Premier Night Prince winner, Underpressure.

The $120,000 Louisiana Premier Night Distaff field will include Hyper Piper, who won the Lookout Stakes on January 5; Mr. Al’s Gal, who took last year’s Louisiana Premier Night Starlet; and multiple stakes winner Pacific Pink, who has earned over $522,000 during her illustrious career.

Delta Downs will offer a $50,000 guaranteed all stakes Pick 4 wager on the special Louisiana Premier Night program. The special Pick 4 will take place on race 6 – 9, which includes the evening’s richest race, the $170,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship.

Listed below are all 10 Louisiana Premier Night stakes races for 2018 in program order. 

Race #             Purse              Stakes Race                                                    Distance                      Age

2                      $60,000           LAPN Ragin Cajun Starter                             5 furlongs                    4yo & up

3                      $70,000           LAPN Ladies Starter                                       1 mile                          4yo & up FM

4                      $60,000           LAPN Bon Temps Starter                               5 furlongs                    4yo & up

5                      $120,000         LAPN Starlet                                                   1 mile                          3yo Fillies

6                      $70,000           LAPN Gentleman Starter                                1-1/16 mile                  4yo & up

7                      $120,000         LAPN Prince                                                   1 mile                          3yo

8                      $120,000         LAPN Sprint                                                   5 furlongs                    4yo & up

9                      $170,000         LAPN Championship                                      1-1/16 miles                4yo & up

10                    $120,000         LAPN Matron                                                 5 furlongs                    4yo & up FM

11                    $145,000         LAPN Distaff                                                  1 mile                          4yo & up FM


The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will be awarding two $1,000 college scholarships via a drawing that will take place on Louisiana Premier Night. Entries for the drawing will be taken between 4:20-5:40 pm in the promenade area. To qualify for the drawing, entrants must be enrolled in a good standing in a Louisiana school. The winners of the scholarships will be announced during the program.

For more information about Louisiana Premier Night and the remainder of Delta Downs’ current season, which runs through March 11, visit the track’s website at Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

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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