10/14/2015 11:11AM

Delta meet kicks off amid hotel expansion, rule changes


With a $1 million race for 2-year-olds on the horizon and a $45 million hotel expansion project underway, Delta Downs in Vinton, La., is riding a wave of momentum heading into its 86-date meet that opens Friday night. The track also will host the state’s first Thoroughbred meet to fall under new medication guidelines and claiming rules put in place by the Louisiana Racing Commission.