THORNTON, BROBERG AND END ZONE ATHLETICS RETURN TO DEFEND TITLES
EXCITING NEW PROMOTIONS SET TO BEGIN ON OPENING WEEK
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2022-23 Thoroughbred season on Wednesday night, October 5. Live racing will begin at 4:55 pm each Wednesday through Saturday evening with a few exceptions during the holidays until the season comes to a close on February 25.
During the season, Delta Downs will offer a stakes schedule that features 22 races and a total of $1.985 million in total purse money. The track will also roll out exciting weekly promotions in the OTB for fans to participate in throughout the 21-week season.
The stakes activity kicks off on opening weekend with the $100,000 Magnolia on Friday, October 7 and the $100,000 Gold Cup on Saturday, October 8. Both races are restricted to Louisiana-bred horses with the Magnolia featuring 3-year-old and up fillies and mares.
The richest program of the year will happen on Saturday, February 4 when the track hosts another edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The exciting card will feature some of the best Louisiana-breds competing in 10 stakes races worth total purse money of $895,000. The headliner on Louisiana Premier Night is the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for 4-year-olds and up competing at 1-1/16 miles.
The leading horsemen from last year at Delta Downs are expected to vie for top honors once again this season.
Jockey Tim Thornton, trainer Karl Broberg and owner End Zone Athletics Inc. should vie for the top spots in their respective categories again this meeting. Thornton is attempting to win his fifth consecutive title; Broberg is going for this 12th straight trainer crown; and End Zone Athletics will try to win its 11th title in the last 12 years.
Opening week will offer race fans several opportunities to save money and win cash. On opening night, Wednesday patrons in the OTB can score a free program between 3 and 7 pm; On Thursday night fans can purchase a hot dog for just $1 between 4 and 7 pm; On Friday night fans can score a half-priced drink at the OTB bar between 5 – 7 pm; and on Saturday the first 500 fans will receive a free t-shirt and will be entered into a drawing for $1,000 cash. Each promotion requires the participant to be 21 years of age or older and a Boyd Rewards Card member.
For more information about racing at Delta Downs this season, visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.
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.