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Gaff Makes No Mistakes in Bonapaw

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and Michael Smurfit's Gaff prompted the pace most of the way before taking over mid-stretch and capturing Saturday's inaugural running of the $75,000 Bonapaw Stakes by a neck Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

Jockey Meche Returns To Saddle

Jockey Donnie Meche will return to the saddle Friday at Louisiana Downs for the first time since the Delta Downs stewards suspended him in January 2003. Meche is scheduled to ride Unbridled Tick (6-1) in the eighth race for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Meche Awaits Ruling by Judge

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Jockey Donnie Meche is awaiting a ruling by an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judge on whether or not he can return to the track following a suspension he received by the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Judge Rosemary Ledet heard arguments on Aug. 26 and has 30 days to make a judgment.

Meche License Request Denied

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The Louisiana State Racing Commission denied the request of jockey Donnie Meche's request for a racing license in the state. The commission voted 4-2 during an Aug. 18 meeting to deny the license.

Stewards Deny Meche License Application

Jockey Donnie Meche had his application for a riding license rejected by Louisiana Downs stewards Thursday, rendering a stay of his one-year suspension by the Louisiana State Racing Commission on July 1 useless.

Meche Returns To Track

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Jockey Donnie Meche will return to the saddle Feb. 22 at Fair Grounds for the first time since being suspended by the stewards at Delta Downs for six months. Meche was allowed to return to the track after receiving an injunction in a civil district court on Feb. 19.

Jockey Meche Suspended for Six Months

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Jockey Donnie Meche has been given a six-month suspension as a result of an incident at the Louisiana track on Jan. 23 when the jockey's mount, 2-5 favorite Cleaning House, finished third.

Lady Tak Answers Distance Question

Undefeated Lady Tak more than answered a question about her distance ability in outclassing the $100,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes field Sunday at Fair Grounds.

Asmussen Wins Three at Churchill Wednesday

Trainer Steve Asmussen notched his third winner on Wednesday's Churchill Downs card when Full Mandate, with Donnie Meche aboard, seized the lead near the eighth pole and powered to a one-length victory over longshot Irish Legacy in the featured $43,400 allowance for 3-year-olds and up.

Allamerican Bertie Smashing in Turf Debut

Allamerican Bertie, ridden by Pat Day, made her turf debut Thursday a winning one, setting the pace and turning back a slight challenge at the top of the stretch for a convincing eight-length victory over Histoire Sainte in the featured $59,500 allowance race for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

French Riviera Sprints to TCA Stakes Upset

French Riviera, with the Louisiana connections of trainer Larry Robideaux and jockey Donnie Meche, pulled off a stunning upset in the $125,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) over a muddy track at Keeneland Sunday.

Lake Lady Sharp in Oaks Workout

Lake Lady, a Kentucky Oaks contender trainer by Steve Asmussen, breezed four furlongs in :49 2/5 at Churchill Downs on Monday as she continued to progress toward the filly classic renewed on the eve of the Kentucky Derby.

Two Undefeated Fillies in Fantasy

A pair of undefeated fillies leads the field of seven in Friday's $200,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park. The Fantasy goes 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old fillies with a 6:05 p.m. (CST) post.

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