07/23/2015 10:41AM

Local favorites lead trio of Saturday turf stakes


OPELOUSAS, La. – There is a mini turf festival on tap Saturday night at Evangeline Downs, where a trio of stakes highlight the 10-race program – the 1 1/16-mile Sunset for 3-year-olds and up, the one-mile Opelousas for fillies and mares, and the five-furlong Turf Express. Each will offer a purse of $75,000.