Horse Racing is back at Evangeline Downs

In Case You Haven’t Heard.

Horse Racing is back at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas in 2019. The season opened up last week and will run until September of 2019. The races at Evangeline Downs are for all ages. There are nine races a night, with the first race of the evening starting at 5:50 pm. Horse racing takes place every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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