Mangum holds off Free Like A Girl to win the inaugural Louisiana Stallion Stakes at EVD. Coady Photography.


OPELOUSAS, LA –Mangum outdueled Free Like a Girl to capture the $100,000 Louisiana Stallion Stakes presented by Coteau Grove Farms.  The race was contested over a track rated as fast for the evening.

Breaking sharply from post three, Mangum went to the front with Free Like a Girl tracking his every move from her outside post.  The early tempo was controlled with fractions of 25.42 seconds for the opening quarter mile and a tepid 49.77 seconds for the half-mile split.  Double on the Red and Behemah Star were traveling just behind the leaders as the field made their way into the far turn.

Mangum was under pressure as Free Like a Girl moved to challenge as they traveled six furlongs in 1:14.50.  In the sprint to the finish, Mangum would not let Free Like a Girl get by and held on for the victory by a head.  It was a gap of eight lengths back to third place finisher Behemah Star.  The winner stropped the timer in 1:39.44.

Trained by Jeff Delhomme, Mangum wins for the third time from eight career starts and earns $63,600 in the victory.  His career bankroll now stands at $159,960.

Owned by Set-Hut LLC (Jake Delhomme), Mangum is a 3-year-old bay gelding sired by Mo Tom and out of the Graeme Hall mare Bovell Road.  He was bred by Adcock’s Red River Farm, LLC & J. Adcock.

Mangum returned $10 to win, $3 to place and $2.10 to show.  Favored Free Like a Girl paid $2.10 to place, $2.10 to show and Behemah Star paid $2.10 to show.

Get your tickets now. It’s going to be fun night for everyone. Music. Dancing. Racing. REAP Benefit.

Get your tickets now. It’s going to be fun night for everyone.

Music. Dancing. Racing. REAP Benefit.

Saturday • July 8 • Mojo’s

Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

We are presenting the Louisiana Stallion Stakes at Evangeline Downs and hosting a fundraiser for the Racing Employees Assistance Program (REAP). The Coteau Grove Project is a band that provides tight, lively music, great vocals and mesmerizing harmonies and is unique in its mission of supporting nonprofit organizations.

Buy advance tickets here.

Tickets will also be available at the door.


Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Post time for the first race is 5:30 p.m.

The Coteau Grove Project performs 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Keith & Ginger Myers

Acadian Ambulance

Blue Star Racing

Cary Bloodstock

Clear Creek Stud

Courtesy Motors/Don Hargroder

Intrepid Thoroughbreds

Whispering Oaks

Kip & Caroline Doerle Schumacher

To become a sponsor download this form.

The Mission of REAP (Racing Employees Assistance Program) is to provide relief to those of the  licensed member of the Evangeline Downs Racing Community and member of their families. Such relief will include, but not be limited to, financial assistance for medical care, food, housing, clothing and education, and services, such as counseling, care, emergency transportation, recreational  activities and job placement and training. We also support the Great Works of our Chaplain Dwight Brown.

We invite you to participate again with us in servicing those in our industry that need our help. We also ask that you help us spread the news of this REAP event. The July 8 event is at Mojo’s at Evangeline Downs.

We have one level of Signature Sponsorships for $1,000 and individual tickets for $25. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Coteau Grove Farms was founded in 2008 by Keith and Ginger Myers. The Myers have a love of horses and established their thoroughbred breeding operation when they purchased eight broodmares in November of 2008. Their objective is to become a top quality breeder of Louisiana bred racehorses to compete in Louisiana and nationally.

From the beginning, the Myers plan was to build their brand through racing while selectively culling and acquiring mares to build a high quality broodmare brand. A decade after its inception, the Myers’ enthusiasm with Coteau Grove Farms remains as strong as ever.

Coteau Grove Farms is staffed with top personnel that breed, foal, and raise our young horses. When you visit, you will notice that each one of the horses has been handled professionally and that they each have their own personalities. The mares, foals and youngsters have individual care and are given all that they need to stay in maximum condition.

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Join us for an exclusive fundraiser in partnership with Louisiana Stallion Stakes on July 8 in Mojos at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino!


REAP is excited to announce our upcoming fundraiser in partnership with Louisiana Stallion Stakes! This exclusive event will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2023. The Stallion Stakes is sponsored by Coteau Grove Farms featuring Louisiana accredited three-year-old and up colts & geldings restricted to horses that were sired by a stallion domiciled in Louisiana. This is also the same evening for the D.S. Shine Young Futurity featuring Louisiana accredited two-year-old colts and geldings.

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable day of horse racing, while also supporting our cause to raise funds for our organization. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting our mission to make a positive impact in our community. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support a great cause and enjoy a day at the races!

Our special entertainment is The Coteau Grove Project. For more information:

Keith and Ginger Myers are generously donating the fees to pay the band to ensure that all proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships are maximized for the benefit of REAP.

We have on level of Signature Sponsorships for $1,000 and individual tickets for $25.