Louisiana-bred String King seems to be getting better with age as the 7-year-old gelding rolled to an impressive victory in the Louisiana Turf Classic at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack Aug. 8.
The 11th edition of the John Franks Memorial 2-year-old in training sale recorded solid results.
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|
|Another Pinot||Andrew Leggio, Jr.||
|Ben's Juliette||Brad H. Cox||
|French Celebrity||David P. Banks||
|Jonny's Jewel||Preston Adams||
|La Justice||Edward J. Johnston||
|Lady Notional||Jorge Lara||
|Lonely Teardrops||Danny Gargan||
|Nurse Emmielle||Steven Duke||
|Pledge Pin||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Sammie's Touch||Eric L. Heitzmann||
|Sweet Alice Benbow||Keith G. Bourgeois||
|Top Doll||Shane Wilson||
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