EVANGELINE DOWNS RACECOURSE  
The racecourse of Evangeline Downs is situated in the town of Opelousas in the state of Louisiana. The course opened for business on 28th April 1966 when located at Carencro, also in Louisiana, but moved to its present site in 2005.
  The principal race is the Evangeline Mile Handicap which carries almost 1/4 million dollars in prize money and is the richest race contested at the track.  
 I am grateful to our American Racing Correspondent Richard Gauthier for the scan of the badge shown above.
   In 1977 the famous racehorse John Henry won his first stakes race at the track on 5th September 1977.  
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net