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Delta Downs 2020 Season

Firecracker nominations close December 4 for upcoming 2020 meet at Delta Downs.

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Delta Downs announced today that nominations close for the 2020 Firecracker Futurity and Firecracker Derby on Wednesday, December 4. The track has increased the payment schedule for the Grade 2 Futurity which now gives it an estimated purse of $400,00 for next year. The Derby is a $100,000-added event.

Delta Downs’s 2020 American Quarter Horse Season will include 46 live race days and runs from April 17 through July 4. The Firecracker Futurity and Derby, each for open-bred horses, will be contested on the penultimate day of the meet, Friday, July 3. The Futurity is for 2-year-olds competing at 350 yards. The Derby is a 400-yard test for 3-year-olds.

Nomination blanks for both races can be obtained in the Delta Downs racing office or online at www.deltadownsracing.com. The direct phone number to the racing office is 1-800-589-7223. 

The first of four payments to the futurity is due before December 4 with the other payments due by February 19, April 22 and entry day, June 29.

Additional information about racing at Delta Downs can be found on the track’s Facebook page, ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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