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Delta Downs Kicks Off 2023-24 Season Oct. 6

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will kick off its 2023-24 season the evening of Oct. 6. Live racing will begin at 5:15 p.m. CT each week until the season comes to a close Feb. 24.

Live cards will take place Wednesdays through Saturdays after opening weekend and through the end of the calendar year. There will be several three-day race weeks, Thursdays through Saturdays, in January and February. A total of six daytime race cards starting at 12:55 will be featured during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Delta Downs’ stakes schedule features 23 races and $2.035 million in total purse money. The track will also roll out exciting weekly promotions in the OTB for fans to participate in throughout the 21-week season.

The stakes activity begins opening weekend with the $100,000 Magnolia and the $100,000 Gold Cup Oct. 6. Both races are restricted to Louisiana-breds, with the Magnolia featuring 3-year-old and up fillies and mares. 

The richest program of the year will happen Feb. 3, Louisiana Premier Night. The card will feature the best Louisiana-breds competing in 10 stakes worth $895,000. The headliner on Louisiana Premier Night is the $150,000 Championship for 4-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles.

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The leading horsemen from last year at Delta Downs are expected to vie for top honors once again. Jockey Vicente Del Cid, trainer Karl Broberg, and owner End Zone Athletics are favored. Del Cid is attempting to win his second consecutive title; Broberg is going for this 13th straight trainer crown; and End Zone Athletics will try to win its 12th title in the last 13 years.

Race fans will have several opportunities to save money during the meet. On Wednesdays, patrons in the OTB can score a free program; on Thursday nights, fans will be treated to a free hot dog; on Friday nights, fans can score a free domestic beer at the OTB bar. Each promotion requires the participant to be 21 or older and a Boyd Rewards Card member.

For more information about racing at Delta Downs this season, including a detailed schedule and stakes dates, visit Fans can also get information throughout the season with our social media accounts. The Facebook page is found at Delta Downs Racing, and the track’s Twitter (X) handle is @deltaracing.

This press release has been edited for content and style by BloodHorse Staff.

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