Jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured clavicle and left index finger when he fell from his horse during the gallop out of the first race at Saratoga on Aug. 11.
Some 110 horses are entered for the 10 races on the Louisiana Cup race program at Louisiana Downs May 22 when four $100,000 events for state breds are contested.
Ide was named 2009 stallion of the year by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The award is based on the earnings of his accredited Louisiana-bred offspring ($2,231,521) during 2009.
Four contenders from the Jan. 23 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds -- including winner Jody Slew -- are set to meet again in the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) at the New Orleans, La. track Feb. 20.
Lousiana-bred standout Star Guitar, on a five-race roll for Albert Stall Jr., has nine rivals in his way in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, the headline race on a million-dollar card at Delta Downs Feb. 6.
In the tightest race in years, Darley's freshman stallion Offlee Wild honors as the nation's top first-crop sire over Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Roman Ruler.
The race for leading freshman sire in 2009 between Roman Ruler and Offlee Wild will be decided in the colt and gelding division of the Louisiana Futurity Dec. 31 at Fair Grounds.
Front-running Connor's Call, owned by Valene Farms, won the $91,485 colts and geldings division, while Marcia LaMarche's Anything But Quiet came from off the pace to win the $93,685 fillies division of the Louisiana Futurity Friday at Fair Grounds.
Tortuga Flats and Nob Hill Deelite were favored to repeat their Louisiana Champions Day wins in their respective divisions of the Louisiana Futurity, and both prevailed Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Cherry Ide||Scott Gelner||
|Dove Shot||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Happyfromthegitgo||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Hunt for Candie||Merrill R. Scherer||
|Ide Double Up||Victor Arceneaux||
|Lunar Fest||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Mami Wata||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Mirror Bay||Amos Laborde||
|The Rumor's True||Steven Duke||
|Zamanda's Ruling||Patrick Mouton||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Jonathan Kiser Novice S.||SAR|
|John Morrissey S.||SAR|
|California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S.||DMR|
|Arctic Queen S.||FL|