– NEW 84-DAY THOROUGHBRED SEASON KICKS OFF ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 –
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs racing office took entries on Tuesday for the opening day program of its upcoming 2020-21 Thoroughbred season. The 84-day stand will kick off on Tuesday, November 24 and run through April 16. First post time each day of the meet will be at 12:55 pm Central Time.
A total of 96 horses, including also eligible horses, were entered in the nine-race program to start the season. The first week of live racing will include programs on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24 and 25. The track will be dark on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday the 26th before the week wraps up with live cards on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28.
Following opening week, Delta Downs will settle into a Monday through Thursday schedule for the remainder of the season with the only exception being Thursday, December 24, when the track will be dark on Christmas Eve.
The opening day feature race is the $60,000 B Connected Stakes carded as the eighth event on the card. The race attracted a group of 12, which includes two also eligible horses. The top earner in the field is Thomas L. Holyfield’s 7-year-old gelding Bistraya, who has banked $235,346 during his 38-race career. Bistraya is trained by David Gomez and will be ridden by Gerardo Mora.
Race fans will be treated to one stakes race per day for the first six days of the season. In addition to the B Connected on opening day, the $60,000 Lookout will take place on Wednesday of opening week. The $100,000 Treasure Chest takes center stage on Friday, and the $100,000 Delta Mile will headline the action on Saturday. On Monday, November 30 it will be the $100,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes before the $100,000 My Trusty Cat spotlights the Tuesday, December 1 card.
For more information about the upcoming season, including the entire stakes schedule, visit the track’s website atwww.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.