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    Delta Downs Racetrack Horse Racing

    Our Racebook offers secure online horse betting for Delta Downs Racetrack daily.
    Active races and results can be found at the Delta Downs horse betting page.
    Delta Downs Racing Dates
    2011/2012 Racing Dates October 19 - March 17
     There are currently no horse races scheduled for today.
    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 5,500
    Racetrack Information
    Main track (dirt): 6 furlong oval with two chutes - a 550 yard chute (QH) and a 1 1/16 mile (TB)
    Length of stretch: 660 feet
    Width of stretch: 80 feet
    Width of backstretch: 70 feet
    Banking: Track is banked with a 5% rise down straight-a-way and 10% incline on turns
    Composition: Mixture of sand (Sabine River) and clay with a limestone base
    Bets available may include: Win, Place, Show, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
    Current Weather
    73 °F

    Feels Like: 73°F
    Humidity: 83%
    Wind: S at 8 mph

    Bodog Racebook Payout Limits

    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 5,500

    Graded Stakes Races at Delta Downs

    Date Race Grade Division
    Sorry, the stake information is currently unavailable.

    About Delta Downs Racetrack

    One million dollars. That’s become the benchmark for major purses in American thoroughbred racing, and horse enthusiasts were very happy to see Delta Downs rejoin the Million Dollar Club in 2010.

    It’s been quite a ride. The Delta Downs Racetrack opened in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana in 1973 with a focus on Quarter Horses; founder Lee Berwick was also the president of the American Quarter Horse Association. Thoroughbreds would gain a more prominent role over the years – and so would slot machines.

    Boyd Gaming took over operations in the 1990s after new gambling legislation was introduced, investing heavily in turning the facility into a racino and hotel complex. The revenues allowed Boyd Gaming to create the Delta Jackpot Stakes (8.5 furlongs, 2-year-olds) in 2002, and to bump the purse up to $1 million the following year. That makes the Delta Jackpot the second-richest race in America for 2-year-olds behind the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    However, then the recession hit. The purse was lowered to $750,000 in 2008, but two years later, the $1-million prize was restored. This is one of two Grade 3 stakes run every year at Delta Downs; the other is the $500,000 Princess Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Both events are held at the start of the thoroughbred racing season in November, and are run on Delta’s six-furlong dirt track (sand and clay, limestone base). Quarter Horses begin their season in April. You’ll be able to see both kinds of horses – along with draft and miniature horses – in the Delta pastures, which are visible from the entrance.