Tote System Issues Force Cancellation at Evangeline Downs

Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

A tote system equipment malfunction forced Evangeline Downs to scrap its Friday program.

An tote system malfunction forced Evangeline Downs to cancel its scheduled nine-race program on Friday.

Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, starting at 5:35 p.m. (CST). Saturday's Evangeline card will be headed by the 400-yard $1-Million LQHBA Breeders' Futurity (RG1) -- Louisiana's richest race for any breed -- and the 400-yard, $264,398 LQHBA Breeders' Derby (R). Also, the LQHBA will be rewarding Louisiana students with $11,000 in scholarships. Students must register in person between 5-7 p.m., with drawings to take place after the fifth race.

Wrangler Racing Ace Martha Claussen will be trackside with free handicapping materials, tip sheets and fan education for racing fans of all levels. She will also host pre-race handicapping selections and conduct post-race interviews after all three stakes races, including the $40,000 LQHBA Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

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