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July 25, 2012


For Immediate Release

 
Evangeline Downs Contact:
Steve Darbonne
(337) 594-3000
 
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235 2924 ext 18
 
D.S. “Shine” Young Futurity Features Top Two-Year Olds and Lots of History
 
(Opelousas, La.) – The top 2-year old thoroughbred colts, geldings and fillies will be racing in two divisions for a purse of $100,000 each. The pair of $100,000-added 2-year-old events stands alone on the evening of July 28 as part of a retooled stakes schedule.
 
“We moved them back a few weeks to give horsemen a little more time to get their 2-year-olds ready,” said Evangeline racing secretary Coleman Lloyd. “In years past, when the Jean Lafitte at Delta was still run early in the year and some other races for 2-year-olds were in the spring, everybody had their babies ready early. Nowadays it seems, everyone is waiting longer and longer.”
 
The “Shine,” formerly run as both the Cajun Futurity and the Southwest Futurity, has been held every year during the history of racing at Evangeline Downs. The race gained even more prominence when a Filly Division was created to compliment its male counterpart division. The “Shine” annually attracts more than 100 nominees.
 
A reinvigorated turf course, a host of new promotions, and its ability to attract large field sizes has yielded a 9% increase in the on track handle. “We have definitely attracted a new fan base,” said Steve Darbonne, director of racing operations. “We are seeing families and friends coming out more often. Friday and Saturday nights are huge for us.”
 
The racing operation host nightly promotions and has reconnected to its Cajun roots. “Fans tell us they are having a lot of fun at the track,” said Darbonne. “We have lots in store for Saturday night for the futurity stakes event.”
 
Admission and parking is free,” said Darbonne. “Lots of great food and beverage specials are available nightly on the patio and our Clubhouse buffet pricing on Friday and Saturday night are a good value. We have lots of kid-friendly options as well.”
 
Here are the entries.
 
Race 8
(Post Time: 8:35)
Surface: Dirt

D. S. Shine Young Memorial Futurity
 
5 Furlongs | State Bred | Fillies | 2 Year Olds |  STAKES |  Purse: $100,000
 
 
PP
HORSE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
1
Dawn's Cherokee
D. Meche
120 Lbs
J. Meaux
2
Suitefriendsofmine
D. Saenz
120 Lbs
J. Delhomme
3
Stellar Saint
K. Clark
120 Lbs
R. Rockwell
4
She's the Shot
D. Bourque
120 Lbs
K. Broberg
5
Graustarkian
R. Zimmerman
120 Lbs
J. Lara
6
Abajo Sky
J. Melancon
120 Lbs
B. Brinkman
7
Tujuacagofast
C. Hernandez
120 Lbs
A. Stall, Jr.
8
Boogie N Again
T. Hebert
120 Lbs
A. Klanfer
9
I Dare U Em
G. Melancon
120 Lbs
B. Brinkman
10
Impulsive Bet
C. McMahon
120 Lbs
M. McEachern
11
Tracas
E. Martin, Jr.
120 Lbs
T. Vance
12
Gotta Gut Feelin'
R. Stokes, III
120 Lbs
M. McEachern
 
Race 10
(Post Time: 9:25)
Surface: Dirt

D. S. Shine Young Memorial Futurity
 
5 Furlongs | State Bred | Open | 2 Year Olds |  STAKES |  Purse: $100,000
 
 
PP
HORSE
JOCKEY
TRAINER
1
Klozer
T. Hebert
120 Lbs
S. Gelner
2
Fishin Frank
K. Clark
120 Lbs
A. Agilar
3
Whispering Charm
D. Meche
120 Lbs
M. McEachern
4
Senorita's Sorce
R. Stokes, III
120 Lbs
M. McEachern
5
Gutsy
C. Fusilier
120 Lbs
E. Nelson, Jr.
6
Mr. Politico
C. Hernandez
120 Lbs
R. Granger
7
Proust
T. Agilar
120 Lbs
A. Agilar
8
Go Lil Tiger
D. Bourque
120 Lbs
K. Broberg
9
Mr. Bandini's Band
K. Smith
120 Lbs
E. Nelson, Jr.
10
Desert Ransom
D. Saenz
120 Lbs
K. Broberg
11
Boston Boss
G. Melancon
120 Lbs
A. Landry
 
 
For more information call (337) 594-3000 or go to evangelinedowns.com.
 

 

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