louisiana champions day

Florent Geroux, Allen Landry Enjoy Multiple Wins On Louisiana Champions Day

Off a win 20/1 upset win in the Honorable Miss (G2) at Saratoga this summer, Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Minit to Stardom was the headliner on the Louisiana Champions Day card at Fair Grounds. It didn’t come in the traditional way, nor did she pay nearly as much for her win on Saturday, but the 4-year-old […]

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Fair Grounds: Grade 2 Winner Minit To Stardom Among Contenders On $1 Million-Plus Louisiana Champions Day

Brittlyn Stable Inc’s Minit to Stardom, the 20-1 upset winner of the Honorable Miss (G2) in July at Saratoga, headlines a star-studded Louisiana Champions Day on Saturday, December 14 at Fair Grounds Racecourse. With an early first post of noon CT, the 13-race program will feature ten Louisiana-bred stakes – seven for Thoroughbreds and three […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Valene’s ‘Lucky Break’ Honors Late Father

Murray Valene was on a conference call for his day job while simultaneously trying to bid over the phone during the 2018 Equine Sales of Louisiana 2-Year-Old sale, and had a fortuitous mix-up with the sale catalog. He’d thought he was bidding on a filly, but Valene wound up with a juvenile colt by Songandaprayer […]

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Stewart, Valene Farms Double Up On Louisiana Champions Day

A pair of stakes victories on Louisiana Champions Day for the trainer-owner combo of Dallas Stewart and Valene Farms with Classy John in the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes and Givemeaminit in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes highlighted a muddy but nevertheless exciting day of racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on […]

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Louisiana Champions Day: Grande Basin Seeks To Go One Better In Classic

A total of $1.05 million in purse money will be on line among 11 stakes events, including three races for Quarter Horses, on Louisiana Champions Day Presented by Acadian Ambulance, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The premier event on Champions Day is the $150,000 Louisiana Champions […]

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Monte Man Goes Gate-To-Wire For Seventh Consecutive Victory In Heitai

Never in doubt, Monte Man strolled home down the Fair Grounds Race Course & slots stretch to his seventh straight victory in the $50,000 Heitai Overnight Stakes in wire-to-wire fashion with Gabriel Saez in the irons. Owned by Ivery Sisters Racing, the Louisiana-bred son of Custom For Carlos broke on top and set opening fractions […]

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Ninety One Assault Looks ‘Competitive’ In Friday’s Mr. Sulu Stakes

Trainer Tom Morley is happy to bring two-time Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots winner Ninety One Assault back to the New Orleans oval for a crack at a stakes victory in Friday’s $50,000 Mr. Sulu Overnight Stakes, where he is the lukewarm 4-1 morning line favorite. Owned by Morley in partnership with Paul Braverman, […]

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Mobile Bay Defends His Title In Louisiana Champions Day Classic

A 10-month layoff appeared to be no issue for Tigertail Ranch’s Louisiana millionaire Mobile Bay as he successfully defended his title in an epic renewal of the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic when the gutsy iron horse with nine stakes victories outnodded challenger Grande Basin Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Piloted by Diego Saenz and […]

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Opening Day Card At Fair Grounds Features Four Louisiana-Bred Stakes

Saturday’s Opening Day card at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots includes four overnight stakes restricted to Louisiana-breds that will serve as preps for Louisiana Champions Day presented by Acadian Ambulance Service on Dec. 9. First post on Opening Day is 3 p.m. Scrivener Stables’ Trust Factor heads a field of ten in the $50,000 Mr. Sulu Overnight after capturing […]

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