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MEET YOUR TRACK ANNOUNCER, DON STEVENS
Delta Downs' Television Host And Racing Analyst

From high atop Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, veteran track announcer Don Stevens brings the racing action to life for fans watching via simulcast from coast to coast, and for those folks attending the races live in Vinton, Louisiana each evening.

Stevens' enthusiasm for racing dates back to 1977, when he attended his first live horse race at Longacres in Renton, Washington. Although the historic racetrack no longer exists, Stevens' love for the sport runs deeper and stronger than ever.

After graduating high school in 1981, Stevens' attended Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis, Minn. and earned a diploma in commercial art. He would later gain diplomas from the John Brooks Broadcasting School and the Oklahoma Auctioneering Academy.

Before joining Remington Park as a backup track announcer in 1995, Stevens worked in radio and spent several years with the Hertz Corporation as a group sales representative.

During his time at Remington Park, Stevens held such positions as Equibase chart caller, tip sheet author, assistant media relations director, on-air personality, as well as host and producer of The Remington Report television show.

In 1999, Stevens was given the job of fulltime announcer at Remington Park. Those duties continued at the Oklahoma racetrack until November, 2003, when he accepted the same position at Delta Downs.

Don's exciting race calls, combined with his handicapping prowess, make an enjoyable night at the races a sure thing for all in attendance.

For those fans who are serious about making money, Stevens provides his picks to the public one day in advance at www.deltadownsracing.com.

Don’s daily handicapping selections have produced a positive ROI for all ‘Best Bets’ and ‘Longshots’ since he arrived at Delta Downs in 2003.

Don and his wife Jan, make their home, along with daughters Emily and Brooke, and son Nathan, in Lake Charles, La.
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