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Evangeline Downs Race Track

Evangeline Downs race track is a 133.7 acre horse racing property in Carencro, Louisiana with a seven-eighths mile oval horse track. The track features thoroughbred and quarter horse racing in a season that typically spans from April to October.

In 2005, the racing facilities will transfer to a site in nearby Opelousas, joining the casino that has been operating since late 2003.

Evangeline Downs race track is one of Louisiana's pioneer horse racing tracks. It has been the site of many prestigious stakes and racing events in the past. Among these are the D.S. "Shine" Young Futurity, the John Franks Memorial Sales, the Lafayette Stakes and the Evangeline Mile.

Evangeline Downs Race Track Records

DISTANCE HORSE WGT. TIME DATE
4 furlongs Rare Trip 118 :46 3/5 May 20, 1977
4 1/2 furlongs Bag In Hand 116 :51 3/5 Aug. 28, 2000
5 furlongs Hallowed Dreams 117 :57 2/5 Jul. 3, 1999
5 1/2 furlongs Hunter's Halo 119 1:03 4/5 Jul. 15, 2002
6 furlongs Rail 121 1:09 1/5 Jul. 22, 1995
7 1/2 furlongs Top Silk 117 1:31 2/5 Jun. 2, 1991
1 mile Selma's Boy 124 1:36 3/5 Jul. 12, 1981
1 mile 40 yards Mr D's Prank 119 1:43 3/5 Jul. 11, 1983
1 mile 70 yards State Commander 117 1:42 Apr. 22, 1991
1mile 1/16 Nin's Pick 116 1:43 2/5 Jun. 19, 1977
1 mile 1/8 Report To Glory 117 1:50 4/5 Aug. 9, 1993
1 mile 3/16 Pasquale G. 120 2:01 2/5 Jul. 31, 1977
1 mile 7/16 Paw Paw's Pride 122 2:28 1/5 Jul. 19, 2002
1 1/2 mile Just For Charlie 117 2:41 2/5 Sep. 15, 1986
1 mile 5/8 Lucky Man 119 2:48 1/5 Aug. 2, 2002
1 mile 7/8 Concho County 122 3:19 2/5 Aug. 18, 2000
2 miles Gray Gardner 122 3:31 3/5 Aug. 27, 1990

History of Evangeline Downs Race Track


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