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Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel
Louisiana | Vinton | 2717 Delta Downs Drive | USA
Phone: 572 619 541

Delta Downs is commemorating their twenty-sixth year as an organization, honoring the men and women who have been the driving force behind its phenomenal rise. It is said horse racing in Louisiana got started, for all intents and purposes, in the year 1804.

The public was invited to watch a quarter of a mile race for purse money of $100. This first major race in New Orleans piqued the assemblage whereby the scenario would be repeated on many succeeding weekend afternoons.

Interestly, Delta Downs began in very much the same manner 160 years later in 1964. Unbeknownst to many, however, the story begins diagonally across the state, often known as the Delta farming region. It takes a great deal of work to put on a program of horse racing, with more behind-the scenes activity than the fans.

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