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Evangeline Downs Racetrack Guide

The Evangeline Downs racetrack is located in St Landry Parish, Louisiana.

The thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs takes place between April and August. 

Originally opened in 1966, the racetrack was moved to Opelousas in 2005. When opened it was the first 'Racino' built in the United States from the ground up.

The racetrack consists of both an oval turf and a dirt course. The dirt course is a one-mile course whilst the turf course is seven furlongs.

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Evangeline Downs Racecourse Map

Evangeline Downs Address: 2235 Creswell Ln, Opelousas, LA 70570, United States

Evangeline Downs Phone Number: 866-472-2466

Evangeline Downs Flat Racecourse Map
Evangeline Downs Flat Racecourse Map

Best Evangeline Downs Racing Tips

When looking to wager on the Evangeline Downs racing selections you can take guidance from our tipsters. Listed here will be every scheduled race where they have placed picks.

Each race will highlight the most tipped outcome for the race. This includes the number of tips for the outcome compared to the total number on the race.

This, in turn, gives the percentage of tips supporting the most tipped Evangeline Downs racing pick.

The 'Value Rating' is an indication of value, this is calculated using both the current odds and the percentage of picks.

When finding any picks which you wish to wager on, you can use the 'Add' to betslip option.

This will add the runner to your OLBG betslip, you can continue adding others or stick with the single pick.

In your betslip, you can see which bookmaker is offering you the best odds.

Selecting this bookie will transfer your betslip across to their site where you can then place your wager on the Evangeline Downs picks.

Evangeline Downs Notable Races

These are the notable races that take place at Evangeline Downs:

  • Louisiana Legends Ladies Sprint
  • The Louisiana Legends Mile
  • Louisiana Legends Classic
  • The Louisiana Legends Starter Stakes
  • Louisiana Legends Distaff
  • The Louisiana Legends Mile
  • Louisiana Legends Turf
  • Evangeline Mile
  • Matron Stakes

Best Evangeline Downs Trainers

Here are the leading trainers based on the number of wins in 2023:

TrainerRunnersWinnersWins %Earnings
Thomas, Lee982424%$540k
Ramirez, Eduardo1282217%$411k
Breaux, Samuel1212218%$443k
Larrosa, Juan A1542114%$396k
Landry, Allen Ray1472014%$506k
Broberg, Karl1281814%$340k
Roberts, Sr Kenneth L781823%$738k
Mojica, Edith A921516%$219k
Bourgeois, Keith G761520%$317k
Ducoing, Sturges J661523%$328k

Best Evangeline Downs Jockeys

Here are the leading jockeys based on the number of wins in 2023:

JockeyRidesWinnersWins %Earnings
Del-Cid, Vicente3807620%$1.5m
Barrera, Elio J3916416%$1.3m
Thornton, Timothy3225517%$1.4m
Vargas, Juan P2894315%$978k
Mcmahon, Cj3094113%$948k
Gutierrez, Arnulfo2033618%$914k
Hernandez, Jr Ricardo2112914%$373k
Rodriguez, Jose Luis2042914%$651k
Lucio, Jr Guadalupe1452618%$384k
Garcia, Jr Juan F1332620%$379k

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Evangeline Downs Racetrack which includes the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using statistics from Equibase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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