Bush Tracks: Acadiana's Unsanctioned Horse Racing Past Revealed

For over a hundred years the unsanctioned bush tracks of Acadiana drew horse racing fans from near and far.

Today it is easy to drive by the locations, which exhibit none of the equine excitement that once flourished at places like Tee Maurice, Cajun Downs, Broussard Downs, Linzay Downs, Carencro Raceway, the Quarter Pole.

The Legendary Carencro Raceways – From Dirt to the Derby

The site where Carencro Raceways once stood is now a place of quiet reflection. The soft, green lawn with its neatly kept graves serves as a place of remembrance. It's hard to imagine that a famed bush track existed where Evangeline Memorial…