Delta Downs

Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, Feb. 20.

A Jasper County man turned a first-time visit into a $1,086,953.72 jackpot at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, a horseracing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, Louisiana.

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Veteran thoroughbred jockey Gerard Melancon is in elite company.

Veteran thoroughbred jockey Gerard Melancon is in elite company. The 48-year-old native of Rayne, Louisiana, is currently the 48th winningest jockey of all time with 4,422 victories.

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Professional MMA fighter Ryan “Superman” Spann

Beaumont MMA fighter to compete for world title

Professional MMA fighter Ryan “Superman” Spann of Beaumont will fight for the Legacy middleweight title on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Delta Downs logo

It’s just a few days into the 2015-16 thoroughbred season at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., and the track will host two important stakes races this weekend, $200,000 Jean Lafitte and the $100,000 My Trusty Cat.

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Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Quick Dagger

Multiple stakes winning sprinter Heitai was upset July 25 at Evangeline Downs by Quick Dagger in the $75,000 Turf Express.

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Director of Racing Chris Warren with leading owner Joan Rood and her trainer

The 46-day quarter horse season ended July 11 at Delta Downs in nearby Vinton, Louisiana, and the leading jockey, trainer and owner were honored.

With his fourth consecutive riding title in hand weeks ago, 51-year-old jockey John “Hambone” Hamilton won 69 races in 328 mounts for earnings of $1,206,044.

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Jessa Louisiana Zoom

Bridge City native Jason Richards and his business partner Mike Leblanc can now proclaim that they own the top 2-year-old quarter horse in the entire state of Louisiana.

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