04/02/2003 12:00AM

Delta Downs track report


Bolstered by casino revenues, the lucrative 50-night Delta Downs Quarter Horse season opens Friday with six trials to the Lassie Futurity for 2-year-old fillies.

Competing in the trials are recent winners Shaken Cash, Outre Pie, and Landrys Honor.

The meet runs on a Thursday through Sunday schedule, except for Easter Sunday, April 20. First post time is 6:45 p.m.

The meet's two richest races are the $100,000-added Delta Downs Derby on May 25 and the $100,000-added Lee Berwick Futurity on closing day, June 29. Each of those races is for Louisiana-breds.

Older horses will be pointing at the Grade 2, $65,000 MBNA America East Challenge May 31.