Keyword: Louisiana Champions Day

  • Mobile Bay Turns Tables in LA Classic

    Mobile Bay, second to The Pickett Factor in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes one year ago, turned the tables on that rival and four others in the 1 1/8-mile race for state breds Dec. 10.

  • The Pickett Factor pulled away from Mobile Bay to win the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes.

    The Pickett Factor Adds LA Champions Classic

    The top two choices in the Dec. 12 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds hooked up in early stretch, but it didn't last long as The Pickett Factor put away Mobile Bay and drew off to win.

  • Populist Politics is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes.

    LA Champions Day: Populist Politics At Last?

    Populist Politics could emerge as the new state-bred ruler at Fair Grounds Dec. 8 when he takes on 10 other runners in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, main event of eight restricted stakes in New Orleans.

  • Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans.

    Star Guitar, Others Seek Louisiana Repeats

    Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans when he goes forward in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic.

  • 2006 Champions Day Turf winner Desert Wheat, is back for another try in 2008.

    Former Winners Top La. Champions Day

    Nine horses who have won during previous Louisiana Champions Day programs return to Fair Grounds in an attempt to repeat as the track plays host to the event's 18th renewal Dec. 13.

  • Ahead of Her Time, shown winning the 2008 Camelia Stakes, was euthanized after a sesamoid fracture.

    Ahead of Her Time Euthanized

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's 4-year-old filly Ahead of Her Time, who was named Louisiana's 2007 champion 3-year-old filly, recently fractured a sesamoid during a morning training session and was euthanized.

  • Costa Rising (10) holds off  Mean Butterbean (4) to win the Classic feature event of Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    Costa Rising, Short Prices Mark Louisiana-Bred Card

    Short prices warmed the hearts of favorite players as Louisiana Champions Day returned to its home base Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course. The featured $150,000 Classic went to even-money choice Costa Rising by a nose.

  • Happy Ticket Honored as Top Louisiana Bred

    Fair Grounds Race Course used the spotlight on Louisiana-breds on Louisiana Champions Day to honor the recently retired Happy Ticket, who became the highest earning state-bred in history last month.

  • Costa Rising Heads Louisiana Champions Day

    Charles Castille Jr.'s Costa Rising, coming off a win in Delta Downs' Gold Cup last month, faces 2005 winner Badtotheboneandrew and nine others in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Fair Grounds Accepting Stall Applications

    Fair Grounds Race Course is now accepting stall applications for the 2006-07 racing season, its first back in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

  • Mr. Sulu wins the Turf on Louisiana Champions Day, Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrahs Louisiana Downs.

    Favorites Rule On Louisiana Champions Day

    Records were matched, streaks continued, and favorites ruled the 15th annual Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Badtotheboneandrew, at odds of 4-1, posted the day's biggest payoff in the $150,000 Classic.

  • Champions Day Candidates Gear Up

    Many of the likely top contenders in Saturday's 13th annual Louisiana Champions Day are getting in their final preparations.

  • Louisiana Champions Day Set at Fair Grounds

    Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans presents Louisiana Champions Day Saturday, a series of 10 races worth a total of $1 million for horses bred in Louisiana.

  • Hallowed Dreams Heads La. Champions Day

    Louisiana's favorite daughter, Hallowed Dreams, faces a field of 10 boys and one other filly in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Saturday. Winner of the A.B. Leggio Memorial Handicap just one week ago, Hallowed Dreams will carry 120 pounds, including regular rider Sylvester Carmouche.

  • Fair Grounds Racing: Big Day For 'Little Man'

    Louisiana Champions Day is when the little man can stand at center stage, and they don't get much smaller than Peter Orlando. Right On the Mark, a 6-year-old gelding owned and trained by Orlando, gave the 59-year-old his first stakes win in 40 years of racing in the Champions Day Classic Dec. 9. "I'm just a small guy," Orlando explained. "It's just me by myself and four horses. I breed 'em and race 'em. That's all I do."