Flooding Impacts Louisiana Downs

Horses have been evacuated from the track's stable area, leaving Saturday's Mardi Gras races in doubt.


Flooding has impacted Louisiana Downs Racetrack in Bossier City, leaving this weekend's Mardi Gras Futurity and Derby in doubt.

Track officials at Louisiana Downs alerted horsemen late Thursday to begin the evacuation of horses on the backside in fear of severe flooding, thus leaving Saturday’s running of the $273,054 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) and the $86,190 Mardi Gras Derby(RG2) in jeopardy.

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