Evangeline Downs Announces Closure Due To Hurricane

Posted by Press Release on 10/08/2020

OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 8, 2020—In a tweet this morning from track announcer Michael Chamberlin, living racing at Evangeline Downs has been canceled for today (Oct. 8) thru Saturday, October 10th due to the impending weather expected from Hurricane Delta. 

The $25,000 Fauborg St John Stakes was on Saturday's card for the 9th race. 

Racing is scheduled to resume on Thursday, October 15th. 

According to the Weather Channel Hurricane Delta has strengthened back into a Category 2 as it heads for a Friday landfall on the Gulf Coast with storm surge flooding, damaging winds and rainfall flooding from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi. 

A hurricane warning is in effect from east of Sabine Pass, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Charles and Lafayette in Louisiana. This means hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. 

For additional information visit the track's website at

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