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June 25, 2012


 

MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Media contact:
Julie Calzone
337.235.2924 ext 18
 
Evangeline Downs contact:
Steve Darbonne
337.594.3000
 
Louisiana Legends Week Features Stakes Racing and Lots of Events Honoring The People Who Made Cajun Racing
 
(Opelousas, La.) – This week features a full card of top quality thoroughbred racing and events at Evangeline Down Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana.

 
Friday, June 29
Louisiana Legends Named Races
 
• Norman Faulk - the first general manager for Evangeline Downs
• Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye
• Ray Sibille, who rode 4,264 winners in a 35-year career and the winner of the 2005 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award
• Don Stemmans - original starter for Evangeline Downs
 
Saturday, June 30
Louisiana Legends Night – over $775,000 in purse money
 
• The Louisiana Legends Starter Stakes Honoring Mervin Muniz $75,000
• The Louisiana Legends Mile Fillies Honoring Frank A. "Buddy" Abadie $100,000
• The Louisiana Legends Mile Colts and Geldings Honoring B.B. "Sixty" Rayburn $100,000
• The Louisiana Legends Ladies Sprint Honoring Pierre Leblanc $100,000
• The Louisiana Legends Sprint Honoring Junius Delahoussaye $100,000
• The Louisiana Legends Distaff Honoring J.A. "Archie" Sebastian $100,000
• The Louisiana Legends Turf Honoring Attaway Darbonne $100,000
• The Louisiana Legends Classic Honoring Pola Benoit $100,000
 
For more information or reservations call 337.594.3000. For tickets to REAP functions call 337.594.3000. For tickets to Horses and Harmony call 337 942.2683.
 
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