Labor Day is the traditional end of summer in America, closer to home Labor Day marks the unofficial end to live racing at Evangeline Downs. This year the thoroughbred racing season at the  Opelousas facility comes a few days after Labor Day weekend. In fact the final night of live racing for the current meet is scheduled for this Saturday night.

You know how much I love horse racing. After all I told you who would win the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and the Belmont this summer. If you'd followed my lead you'd still be working at your job because my predictions were only right on the money one time. Such is the horse racing summer of 2012 for me and you. If you've never been to the track then this weekend is the time to come because the summer series will go out with a bang with  some big bucks on the line.

Evangeline Downs will be hosting four stakes races on Saturday to close out the season. Among the races being contested this Saturday will be the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sales futurity featuring a purse of $264,480.00! There will also be another quarter horse event, the LQHBA Sales Invitation Futurity. Both of these quarter horse events were moved from the FairGrounds Racetrack in New Orleans because of the effects of hurricane Isaac last week.

On the thoroughbred side of racing, patrons can watch and wager on two different divisions of the John Franks Memorial Stakes for two year olds. What does this mean for folks like me and you? It means a night of great racing action and the chance to really make some money at the betting window.