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  It Was Super in 1980  !     

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Louisiana Downs home of the Super Derby. A bold move for a new track to offer more purse money than the Kentucky Derby for it's inaugural run in 1980.Louisiana downs has a purse value of 26 about average for the United States. The facility was built in 1974 by Edward DeBartolo, one of the many tracks in his stable at the time. Twelve thousand plus fans showed up on opening day most of them from Texas and Arkansas.

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 In 2011 Louisiana which became a racino in 2003 ran it's normal split thoroughbred, quarter horse meets. Unfortunately the facility seems slanted more to cino than race. Jockey Richard Eramia won the riding title for the thoroughbred meet.

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In 2012 jockey Richard Eramia repeated as the meets leading rider, as Louisiana Downs ran another year of thoroughbred an quarter horse racing.  

Louisiana Downs runs an almost year round schedule alternating a circuit with The Fairgrounds, providing thoroughbred and quarter bred racing. Thoroughbreds run from May through September, while quarter horses kick off the year with January to March Dates. The signature race at Louisiana Downs is the Super Derby a graded stakes for 3 year olds.