07/07/2017 4:18PM

Evangeline turf stakes moving to Louisiana Downs


A collection of six turf stakes that were to be run this meet at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., are scheduled to be moved to Louisiana Downs, according to Chris Warren, director of racing for Evangeline.

Evangeline has been unable to use its turf course at this meet and recently called off turf racing for the remainder of the season.

Warren said the move of the stakes is approved pending ratification at the next meeting of the Louisiana Racing Commission. Warren said the stakes scheduled to be moved are the John Henry, Opelousas, Tellike, Need For Speed, Louisiana Legends Turf, and Louisiana Legends Turf Starter.

Louisiana Downs is racing into September.