Horseracing

Delta Downs Horseracing

Delta Downs is Louisiana's premier racetrack and it offers the adrenaline-pumping thrill of live thoroughbred and quarter horseracing action. It also offers the unique excitement of slot jackpots in its casino facility. The casino features 1,500 slots and is open 24 hours daily.

Located at 2717 Highway 3063 in Vinton, Louisiana, it boasts of an expansive 220-acre countryside site.

Notable Delta Downs Information

  • The main track is 6 furlongs or ¾ mile oval, with two chutes
  • The track surface is a mixture of sand (from the Sabine river) and clay with limestone
  • The length of stretch is 660 yards
  • The width of stretch is 80 feet
  • The width of backstretch and turns is 70 feet
  • The track is banked with a 5% rise down straight-a-way and 10% incline on turns
  • The field size maximum is 10
  • The take-out rates are as follows: WPS: 18%, Exotic: 20.5% and 25%
  • Exacta
  • Daily Double
  • Pick 3
  • Quinella
  • Superfecta
  • Trifecta

Among the leading jockeys at Delta Downs are Guy Smith, Steven J. Bourque, Carl J. Woodley, Jerri E. Nichols and James T. Weatherly.

Its roster of leading trainers include Doris Hebert, Keith L. Bourgeois, Donald Cormier, Jr. and W.B. Thomas.


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