01/07/2009 12:00AM

New racing secretary at Evangeline

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Evangeline Downs has named Coleman Lloyd as its new racing secretary. He replaces Jason Boulet, who took the same position at Fair Grounds this past October.

Lloyd, 55, is a longtime fixture in Louisiana racing, having worked as a trainer, jockey agent, and racing official. He most recently served as rider Terry Thompson's agent. His extensive experience in dealing with Louisiana horsemen contributed to him getting the position, according to Evangeline officials.

Evangeline's 89-day meeting gets under way April 8 and runs through Labor Day.