Purse Increases for Louisiana Downs
BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 3, 2019—Harrah's Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce that overnight purses have been increased by $1,200 for the remainder of the 2019 Quarter Horse meet. The adjustment was implemented on Saturday, March 2 and will continue through the conclusion of the racing season on Wednesday, March 20.
The next two weeks of the annual Quarter Horse meet are filled with premium racing events. On Saturday, March 16, Harrah's Louisiana Downs will present the final of the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) and the $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby for accredited Louisiana-breds.
The third stakes of the card will be the $15,000 Leverne Perry Memorial, named in honor of the esteemed breeder and Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Executive Director Emeritus. On Wednesday, March 20, the ten top qualifiers will compete in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3).
"We are pleased to reward our local horsemen for their support throughout the 2019 live racing season," said David Heitzmann, Director of Racing at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. "Our entire staff and management team have been encouraged by the interest from local fans and Quarter Horse players across the country. Judging from the quality of the 2-year-olds competing in trials for both the Mardi Gras and Harrah's Entertainment Futurities, both finals will be extremely competitive and exciting to watch."
The Quarter Horse season, which got underway on January 5, will continue Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with a 1:00 pm (Central) post time. In addition, racing will be conducted on Wednesday, March 13 and March 20, also at 1:00 pm.
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About Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December, 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000-square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.