Equine West Nile Virus Positives Diagnosed in December, Texas Cases Total 38

Typically, West Nile virus (WNV) cases are not diagnosed into December; however, this year suspicious specimens were sent to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) into December. It is expected that WNV cases will drop off as the weather across the state cools and the environment for the mosquitoes that are the vector for the disease diminishes.
As of December 18, 2015, TVMDL can confirm horses in the following counties tested positive for WNV in 2015.
1.   Houston County
2.   Atascosa County
3.   Jefferson County (4 cases)
4.   Roberts County
5.   Sterling County
6.   Parker County
7.   Randall County
8.   Liberty County
9.   Scurry County
10. Hutchinson County
11. Taylor County
12. Nolan County
13. Trinity County
14. Robertson County (2 cases)
15. Midland County
16. Orange County
17. Harris County (3 cases)
18. Victoria County
19. Cooke County
20. Chambers County (2 cases)
21. Erath County
22. Freestone County
23. Smith County
24. Nueces County
25. Collin County
26. Wichita County
27. Lavaca County
28. Jackson County
29. Angelina County
“The number of West Nile virus cases we have seen in 2015 points out the risk to our equine population and the importance of vaccination,” said TVMDL Assistant Director Terry Hensley, MS, DVM. “The horses represented in these cases were either unvaccinated or had lapsed in their vaccinations. The majority of the horses exhibited classical neurological signs which indicates the importance of diagnostic testing as an aid in confirming a clinical diagnosis.”
This year’s positive case map dispels the general public’s belief that WNV is only a threat in low-lying or coastal areas, as positive cases were found from the Panhandle to Dallas, to South Texas and the Houston area. The most prolific area with positive cases was the southeastern region of the state.
Symptoms for other neurologic diseases can present similarly; diagnostic testing is the only method to definitively determine infection. In order to have a complete diagnostic picture, TVMDL also recommends veterinarians request additional tests including: Equine Herpesvirus-1, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and Western Equine Encephalitis. In 2015, TVMDL confirmed four positive cases of EEE in southeast Texas.
The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Animal Health Commission have information related to WNV and mosquito control available for free download.
For more information on TVMDL’s equine neurologic testing, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu, or contact the agency headquarters at 1.888.646.5623

25th Anniversary Louisiana Champions Day Winners

The Pickett Factor-F-12 12_2015
The Pickett Factor wins the Louisiana Champions Day Classic at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA Saturday December 12, 2015.  Luis Quinonez was the winning jockey.
Photo By Amanda Hodges Weir / Hodges Photography
The Pickett Factor(Gold Tribute – Dynaspice, by Dynaformer)
Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
purse: $150,000
1 1/8 miles, 1:51.33, Fast
B: E. O. Pickett; O: Melissa Cantacuzene; T: Ralph R. Irwin; J: Luis S. Quinonez
2nd, Mobile Bay
3rd, Stormdriver
Margins: 5�, 1�, 6�

Pacific Pink-12 12_20151
Pacific Pink with Robby Albarado aboard wns the Louisiana Champions Day Ladies at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA, Saturday, December 12,2015
Photo By Amanda Weir Hodges / Hodges Photography
Pacific Pink (  Private Vow – Truly Romantic, by Robyn Dancer)
Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S.
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
purse: $100,000
1 1/16 miles, 1:46.15, Fast
B: Brandon Adcock; O: Keith Plaisance; T: Edward J. Johnston; J: Robby Albarado
2nd, Private Promise
3rd, Indian Wind
Margins: �, �, head

Hot Zapper-12 12_2015
Hot Zapper, center, wins the Louisiana Champions Day Turf at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA, Saturday December 12, 2015. Owned by Ronald Webb, Hot Zapper is trained by Andrew Leggio, Jr.
The about 1 1/16 miles Turf was run in 1:46.17
Photo by Amanda Weir Hodges / Hodges Photography
Hot Zapper (Ghostzapper – Hot Talent, by Alphabet Soup)
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
Louisiana Champions Day Turf S.
purse: $100,000
About 1 1/16 miles, 1:46.17, Firm
B: Ronald P. Webb; O: Ronald Webb; T: Andrew Leggio, Jr.; J: Jose Riquelme
2nd,  String King
3rd, Hopeful Notion
Margins: nose, neck, 1

Watch My Smoke-12 12_2015
Watch My Smoke wins the Louisianan Champions Day Starter Handicap Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA Saturday December 12, 2015
Colby Hernandez was the winning jockey.
Amanda Weir Hodges Photo / Hodges Photography
Watch My Smoke � Starlight Wishes )
Starter Stakes
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015

purse: $50,000
one mile 70 yards, 1:42.58 fast
Breeder: J. Adcock
Owner: Hardy Racing Stables, LLC
Trainer: Keith Bourgeois
Jockey: Colby Hernandez
2nd, Deep Bottom
3rd, Hero Force
Margins: 1 3/4, 5 3/4, 1 1/2

Aunt Nellie-12 12_2015
Aunt Nellie with Roberto Morales aboard wins the Louisiana Champions Day Lassie at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA, Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Owned and trained by Floyd Pitzer, Aunt Nellis ran the 6 furlongs in 1:12.36
Photo By Amanda Hodges Weir / Hodges Photography
Aunt Nellie (Musket Man – Vanilla Whirl, by Island Whirl)
Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S.
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
Purse: $100,000
6 furlongs, 1:12.36, Fast
B: Floyd Pitzer & Renee Pitzer; O: Floyd D. Pitzer; T: Floyd D. Pitzer; J: Roberto Morales
2nd, Conquest Tiz One
3rd, Smittys Cougar
Margins: 3�, �, 4�
Jockamos Song-12 12_2015
Jockamo’s Song, right, fights it out to win the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, LA Saturday, December 12, 2015. Mitchell Murrill was the winning jockey.
Photo By Amanda Hodges Weir / Hodges Photography 
Jockamo’s Song (Half Ours – Miss Clairnette, by Trophy Hunter)
Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
purse: $100,000
6 furlongs, 1:10.78, Fast
B: Debbie Allen & David Allen; O: Dare to Dream Stable LLC (Michael Faber); T: Michael Stidham; J: Mitchell Murrill
2nd, Too Dim
3rd, Heitai
Margins: 1, 1�, nose

Sea Vow-12 12_2015
Ronald Webb’s, Sea Vow wins the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA, Saturday, December 12, 2015. Alexander Castillo was the winning jockey.
Photo By Amanda Hodges Weir / Hodges Photography
Sea Vow(Private Vow – Victory At Sea, by Hazaam)
Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S.
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
purse: $100,000
6 furlongs, 1:11.79, Fast
B: Ronald Webb; O: Ronald Webb; T: Joseph M. Foster; J: Alexander Castillo
2nd, Mageez
3rd, Icy Gentleman
Margins: 2�, head, �

Platinum Lady-12 12_2015

Platinum Lady with Robby Albarado aboard wins the Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA Saturday, December 12, 2015. 
Photo By Amanda Hodges Weir / Hodges Photo
Platinum Lady  (Half Ours – Isle of Grey, by Digression)
Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint S.
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, Louisiana
December 12, 2015
purse: $100,000
6 furlongs, 1:11.88, Fast
B: Valene Farms, LLC; O: Valene Farms; T: Eric L. Heitzmann; J: Robby Albarado
2nd, Lady Grantham
3rd, Wind Chill Factor
Margins: 1�, nose, 1�

Entries Drawn for the 2015 Louisiana Futurities

Entries have been drawn for the 2015 Louisiana Futurities which will be contested Thursday, December 31st at New Orleans Fair Grounds. The filly division will be the 7th race and the colt and gelding divison will be the 10th race.

For complete race day card go to: http://www.drf.com/race-entries/track/FG/country/USA/date/12-31-2015

Race 7 Post: 5:23 PM ET Dirt

Louisiana Futurity

6 Furlongs | State Bred | Fillies | 2 Year Olds | G STAKES | PURSE: $96,970

#

PP

ODDS HORSE JOCKEY

Weight

TRAINER

1

1

  Carmen’s Rose

 

F. Geroux

122 Lbs

S. Duke

2

2

  Rita’s Fifty Seven

 

E. Murray

122 Lbs

J. Duhon

3

3

  Smittys Cougar

 

J. Valdivia, Jr.

122 Lbs

R. Faucheux

4

4

  Wave Goodbye

 

R. Eramia

122 Lbs

C. Williams

5

5

  Mink Coat Mimi

 

F. Torres

122 Lbs

S. Gelner

6

6

  Carlientita

 

P. Valenzuela

122 Lbs

M. Stidham

7

7

  Custom Paint Job

 

R. Albarado

122 Lbs

E. Heitzmann

8

8

  Thegoodwitch

 

C. Hernandez

122 Lbs

A. Stall, Jr.

9

9

  Reality Is Great

 

J. Theriot

122 Lbs

M. Scherer

Race 10 Post: 6:50 PM ET Dirt

Louisiana Futurity

6 Furlongs | State Bred | Open | 2 Year Olds | G STAKES | PURSE: $96,970

#

PP

ODDS HORSE

Last 3 Beyers

JOCKEY

Weight

TRAINER

1

1

  John’s Luck

 

R. Albarado

122 Lbs

E. Heitzmann

2

2

  Half Cajun

 

R. Eramia

122 Lbs

J. Hodges

3

3

  Cameron Rules

 

F. Geroux

122 Lbs

P. Mouton

4

4

  Icy Gentleman

 

M. Mena

122 Lbs

H. Johnson, Jr.

5

5

  Rock N Sake

 

C. Hernandez

122 Lbs

R. Faucheux

6

6

  Blue Tizzy

 

B. Hernandez, Jr.

122 Lbs

W. Calhoun

7

7

  Anterior

 

P. Valenzuela

122 Lbs

K. Broberg

8

8

  G’s Josh

 

R. Morales

122 Lbs

W. Calhoun

9

9

  Chattanoogan

 

F. Torres

122 Lbs

D. Pish

Texas Racing Commission Defies Governor, Keeps Historical Racing

TEXAS RACING COMMISSION DEFIES GOVERNOR, KEEPS HISTORICAL RACING
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Historical wagering has become the hot-button issue in Texas since the machines were approved there last year, and Tuesday marked the third time that the Texas Racing Commission has take an official vote on the matter. This time, the nine-member commission voted 4-4 on an order to repeal historical racing, with one member abstaining, according to the Star-Telegram.

With the motion failed, new Chairman Rolando Pablos, recently appointed by the expressly anti-gambling Gov. Greg Abbott, told the staff to begin the process of shutting down the agency. The end of February marks the termination of the three-month funding extension granted to the commission last month by the Legislative Budget Board.

Some believe the Commission, and thus the entire Texas racing industry, will not actually shut down at that time, despite claims from some in the legislature that funding will not be extended again. Others are clinging to the hope that the millions of dollarsthe industry has spent on legal fees to defend historical racing in court will come to fruition. But supporters are convinced that these machines are their last hope: There is no Plan B, according to Texas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association president Jan Haynes. We are at the point where it will take some sort of gaming revenue.

Hours after the racing commission vote, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, co-chair of the Legislative Budget Board andrecipient of sizable campaign contributions from the Kickapoo tribe that operates a casino in Texas, issued the following statement:

I am extremely disappointed that the Texas Racing Commission failed to repeal historical racing. Previously, a state district court judge ruled historical racing rules adopted by the commission exceeded the commission’s authority granted to them by the Texas Legislature. Members of the legislature also expressed their opposition in a letter to the commission stating they did not have the authority to enact this rule.

It was my hope that today would be the beginning to finding a solution to resolving this issue for the long term benefit of the equine industry in Texas. Instead, irresponsible members of the industry have politicized this issue and resorted to false, personal attacks.

Recently, the governor appointed three members to the commission. Two of those members voted to repeal historical racing and one did not. In addition, the previous commission chair resigned his chairmanship after he said he could not serve at the pleasure of the governor, staying on the commission but also voting not to repeal. As recently as August, this same member voted to repeal, but today defied the governor.

It is disturbing that a few members of the Texas Racing Commission who refuse to follow the ruling of the judiciary, the clear guidance of the Texas Legislature or directive from the governor have chosen to jeopardize this industry. I look forward to working with responsible members of the equine industry moving forward.

As recently reported by the Fort Worth Star Telegram, if horse racing comes to an end in Texas it will be the fault of a few members of the commission and their supporters in the horse industry not the fault of the governor, the lieutenant governor or the legislature.

Read more at the Star-Telegram.

The Pickett Factor Adds LA Champions Classic

The Pickett Factor Adds LA Champions Classic
By Frank Angst

The top two choices in the Dec. 12 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots hooked up in early stretch but the duel didn’t last long, as 7-5 favorite The Pickett Factor put away 8-5 choice Mobile Bay and drew off to an easy win, securing his third stakes victory this season Melissa Cantacuzene’s 3-year-old Gold Tribute runner seized the lead entering the stretch of the 1 1/8-mile race for Louisiana-breds when engaged by Super Derby (gr. II) winner Mobile Bay, who defeated The Pickett Factor in that stakes at Louisiana Downs. But this time The Pickett Factor put away Mobile Bay and cruised to a 5 1/4-length score.

 

With Luis Quinonez riding for trainer Ralph Irwin, The Pickett Factor tracked early leader Know You Now through a half-mile in :48.84. The Pickett Factor moved to the lead in six furlongs through 1:13.99 en route to a final time of 1:51.33. Bred by E. O. Pickett, The Pickett Factor is out of Dynaspice, by Dynaformer. The Classic is one of eight Thoroughbred stakes for Louisiana-breds, with total purses of $800,000, on Saturday’s Fair Grounds card.

 

Earlier in the day, Pacific Pink added to her breakout season when she overcame a troubled stretch run to post a 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes Dec. 12 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The fourth stakes win of the season didn’t come easy for Pacific Pink and jockey Robby Albarado. They bumped longshot Private Promise and rider Richard Eramia while trying to find room near the three-sixteenths pole, bullied their way to daylight near the eighth pole, and then split rivals Private Promise and fading Aliana at the sixteenth pole on the way to their hard-fought win.

 

In rallying past three horses in the stretch, Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink knocked down her second straight stakes win after rolling to a five-length score in the Elge Rasberry Stakes Sept. 19 at Louisiana Downs. The 3-year-old Private Vow�Truly Romantic, by Robyn Dancer filly has a 5-2-2 mark and $267,900 in earnings this season from nine starts. Pacific Pink, the 1-2 favorite, completed the 1 1/16-mile test for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares in 1:46.15 on a fast track.

 

In the Louisiana Champions Day Turf StakesHot Zapper pulled off an upset victory when the 21-1 shot edged 4-5 favorite String King by a nose in a three-horse photo that saw Hopeful Nation finish third, a neck behind String King Ronald Webb’s Hot Zapper (Ghostzapper  �Hot Talent, by Alphabet Soup) secured the first stakes win of his career while ending grade III winner String King’s three-race win streak and denying the favorite what would have been his 14th career stakes win. Trained by Andrew Leggio Jr., Hot Zapper was guided to victory by Jose Riquelme.

 

Also landing her first stakes win on Saturday’s card was Floyd Pitzer homebred Aunt Nellie, who scored a 3 1/4-length victory in the Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes, a six-furlong test for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies. Aunt Nellie, a daughter of Musket Man�Vanilla Whirl, by Island Whirl, boasts a 2-1-1 record in four career starts.

The first-time stakes winners continued in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint when Dare to Dream Stable’s Jockamo’s Song rallied three or four wide to win the six-furlong test. Jockamo’s Song a 3-year-old gelding by Half Ours  �Miss Clairnette, by Trophy Hunter, completed the race under jockey Mitchell Murrill in 1:10.78 on a fast track.

 

Ronald Webb’s Sea Vow secured his second straight stakes win when the son of Private Vow won the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile. Sea Vow, out of the Hazaam mare Victory At Sea, entered off a November victory in the Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs. Trained by Joseph Foster, Sea Vow was guided to victory by Alexander Castillo.

 

In the Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes, Valene Farms’ homebred Platinum Lady scored a 17-1 upset to nail down her first stakes win. The 4-year-old daugther of Half Ours was guided to victory by Robby Albarado. Eric Heitzmann trains Platinum Lady.

 

In the $50,000 Starter Handicap, Hardy Racing Stable’s Watch My Smoke scored a clear victory under Colby Hernandez. Trained by Keith Bourgeois, Watch My Smoke finished third in last year’s Louisiana Champions Day Classic, second in that race in 2012, and second in the 2011 Starter Handicap.

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on December 12th

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on December 12
(New Orleans, La.) � Louisiana Champions Day will take place on Saturday, December 12, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Spring 2016.
Must be in good standing with the college or university.
Must be present to win.
Registration: 11:30 a.m. � 12:30 p.m. at the designated booth
Races begin: 12:30 p.m.
Drawing time: Approx. 2:30 p.m.
The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student�s account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.

Mobile Bay Headlines Competitive Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Read more here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/96417/mobile-bay-eyes-louisiana-champions-classic

 

Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 4
  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 1:56 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Discreetly Grand (LA) Francisco C. Torres 115 Morris G. Nicks 8/1
2 2Indian Wind (LA) Kerwin D. Clark 118 Chadwick J. Mouton 8/1
3 3Pacific Pink (LA) Robby Albarado 119 Edward J. Johnston 8/5
4 4Heatseeker Sharon (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 118 Frank Leggio 5/2
5 5Aliana (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 118 Morris G. Nicks 3/1
6 6Private Promise (LA) Donnie J. Meche 115 C. Blaine Williams 12/1

Louisiana Champions Day Starter H.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 5
  • SST
  • 1m 70y
  • Dirt
  • $50,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 2:25 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Hero Force (LA) Roberto Morales 117 Donald W. Moran, Sr. 9/2
2 2Deep Bottom (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 122 Keith G. Bourgeois 2/1
3 3Chad Be Glad (LA) Richard E. Eramia 118 Ron Faucheux 6/1
4 4Watch My Smoke (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 121 Keith G. Bourgeois 3/1
5 5Social Prize (LA) Robby Albarado 113 Edward J. Johnston 6/1
6 6Populist Politics (LA) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 116 Joseph C Fontenot, Jr 12/1
7 7Intheblinkofaneye (LA) Leandro R. Goncalves 114 Trace Richards 12/1
8 8Grand Honor (LA) Miguel Mena 112 Sherman Savoie 30/1

Louisiana Champions Day Turf S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 6
  • STK
  • About 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 2:55 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1String King (LA) Richard E. Eramia 124 Charles Craig Smith 8/5
2 2Well’s Gold (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 118 F. Dewaine Loy 6/1
3 3Know You Now (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Joe Sharp 15/1
4 4Gallery (LA) Mitchell Murrill 119 Michael Dini 6/1
5 5One King’s Man (LA) Emmanuel Esquivel 118 Joe Sharp 6/1
6 6McGehee’s Mercy (LA) Robby Albarado 122 Trace Richards 15/1
7 7Four Leaf Chief (LA) Gerard Melancon 115 Steven B. Flint 12/1
8 8Benwill (LA) Marcelino Pedroza 118 Jose R. Mendez 12/1
9 9Hopeful Notion (LA) Miguel Mena 118 Edward J. Johnston 6/1
10 10Hot Zapper (LA) Jose Riquelme 118 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 12/1

Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 8
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 3:54 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Aunt Nellie (LA) Roberto Morales 122 Floyd D. Pitzer 12/1
2 2Flying Tinkerbell (LA) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 117 Ray E. Tracy, Jr. 15/1
3 3Cajun Conoseir (LA) Gerard Melancon 122 Steven B. Flint 7/2
4 4Conquest Tiz One (LA) Mitchell Murrill 117 Michael Stidham 5/1
5 5Ms Runcat (LA) Emanuel Nieves 122 Steven B. Flint 8/1
6 6Mis Isla (LA) Shaun Bridgmohan 122 Steven M. Asmussen 8/1
7 7Hand Me the Cash (LA) Dusty Ryder Shepherd 122 Scott Gelner 12/1
8 8Rita’s Fifty Seven (LA) E. M. Murray 117 Joe O. Duhon 20/1
9 9M. B.’s Vow (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 122 Henry B. Johnson, Jr. 20/1
10 10Lady Lutie (LA) Donnie J. Meche 117 Enis Mouton 30/1
11 11Oh Dear Lord (LA) Miguel Mena 122 Scotty McNair 8/1
12 12Smittys Cougar (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 122 Ron Faucheux 9/2
13 13Kohen’s Top Cat (LA) Francisco C. Torres 122 Patricia G. West 12/1

Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 9
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 4:23 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Heitai (LA) Leandro R. Goncalves 122 Thomas M. Amoss 7/5
2 2Too Dim (LA) Miguel Mena 118 Edward J. Johnston 6/1
3 3Sir Genghis (LA) Jamie Theriot 118 W. Bret Calhoun 8/1
4 4Unitas (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 118 Karl Broberg 15/1
5 5Louisiana Flyboy (LA) Richard E. Eramia 118 Patrick Mouton 8/1
6 6Top Cat Boogie (LA) E. M. Murray 118 Brent Toups 8/1
7 7Jockamo’s Song (LA) Mitchell Murrill 116 Michael Stidham 10/1
8 8King Bandit (LA) Kirk Paul LeBlanc 118 Peter L. Orlando 12/1
9 9Cajun Silver (LA) Roberto Morales 118 Karl Broberg 12/1
10 10Skip the Pinot (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 118 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 8/1

Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 10
  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 4:52 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Udoknowjack (LA) Jocelyne C. Gomez 118 Jorge Gomez 12/1
2 2Social Misfit (LA) Jamie Theriot 118 Frank Leggio 12/1
3 3Stormdriver (LA) Richard E. Eramia 124 Patrick Devereux, Jr. 6/1
4 4One King’s Man (LA) Miguel Mena 124 Joe Sharp 9/2
5 5The Pickett Factor (LA) Luis S. Quinonez 121 Ralph R. Irwin 2/1
6 6Hot Zapper (LA) Jose Riquelme 118 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 15/1
7 7Know You Now (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Joe Sharp 30/1
8 8Just Stormin (LA) Francisco C. Torres 115 Glenn Delahoussaye 20/1
9 9Mobile Bay (LA) Edgar S. Prado 121 Victor Arceneaux 9/5

Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 11
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:21 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Biblical Strength (LA) Mitchell Murrill 117 Jason H. Meaux 20/1
2 2Mageez (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 122 Ronda Hutchinson 8/1
3 3Chattanoogan (LA) Edgar S. Prado 122 Danny Pish 15/1
4 4Sea Vow (LA) Alexander Castillo 122 Joseph M. Foster 5/1
5 5Masterly (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 122 Ricky Courville 20/1
6 6Zackarooney (LA) Shaun Bridgmohan 122 Ricky Courville 15/1
7 7David’s Approval (LA) Francisco C. Torres 122 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 8/1
8 8Our Rapidash (LA) Robby Albarado 122 Glenn Delahoussaye 8/1
9 9Este Es (LA) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 122 Armando De la cerda 10/1
10 10John’s Luck (LA) Leandro R. Goncalves 122 Eric L. Heitzmann 8/1
11 11G’s Josh (LA) Roberto Morales 122 W. Bret Calhoun 9/2
12 12Bayou Banker (LA) Miguel Mena 122 Dallas Stewart 8/1
13 13Icy Gentleman (LA) Richard E. Eramia 122 Henry B. Johnson, Jr. 15/1
14 14Krafty Boy (LA) Kerwin D. Clark 122 Jeffrey D. Thornbury 15/1
15 15Cajun Colonel (LA) Mitchell Murrill 117 Michael Dini 30/1

Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 12
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 5:50 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Snappy Girl (LA) Luis S. Quinonez 118 Karl Broberg 5/1
2 2Wind Chill Factor (LA) Denny Velazquez 116 Gary M. Scherer 6/1
3 3Lady Grantham (LA) Gerard Melancon 118 Brett A. Brinkman 5/1
4 4Another Pinot (LA) Jamie Theriot 120 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 8/1
5 5Debbie Ann (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Sturges J. Ducoing 12/1
6 6Fancy Madelyn (LA) Roberto Morales 120 Harvey Lourd, III 9/2
7 7Alivia’s Lion (LA) Mitchell Murrill 118 Frank Leggio 12/1
8 8Teelfa (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 118 Morris G. Nicks 20/1
9 9Vivian Da Bling (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 116 W. Bret Calhoun 6/1
10 10Cajun Maid (LA) Miguel Mena 118 Thomas M. Amoss 10/1
11 11Jackson’s G G (LA) Richard E. Eramia 116 Henry B. Johnson, Jr. 20/1
12 12Platinum Lady (LA) Robby Albarado 118 Eric L. Heitzmann 15/1


  

Mobile Bay Eyes Louisiana Champions Classic

Read more here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/96417/mobile-bay-eyes-louisiana-champions-classic

 

Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 4
  • STK
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 1:56 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Discreetly Grand (LA) Francisco C. Torres 115 Morris G. Nicks 8/1
2 2Indian Wind (LA) Kerwin D. Clark 118 Chadwick J. Mouton 8/1
3 3Pacific Pink (LA) Robby Albarado 119 Edward J. Johnston 8/5
4 4Heatseeker Sharon (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 118 Frank Leggio 5/2
5 5Aliana (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 118 Morris G. Nicks 3/1
6 6Private Promise (LA) Donnie J. Meche 115 C. Blaine Williams 12/1

Louisiana Champions Day Starter H.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 5
  • SST
  • 1m 70y
  • Dirt
  • $50,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 2:25 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Hero Force (LA) Roberto Morales 117 Donald W. Moran, Sr. 9/2
2 2Deep Bottom (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 122 Keith G. Bourgeois 2/1
3 3Chad Be Glad (LA) Richard E. Eramia 118 Ron Faucheux 6/1
4 4Watch My Smoke (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 121 Keith G. Bourgeois 3/1
5 5Social Prize (LA) Robby Albarado 113 Edward J. Johnston 6/1
6 6Populist Politics (LA) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 116 Joseph C Fontenot, Jr 12/1
7 7Intheblinkofaneye (LA) Leandro R. Goncalves 114 Trace Richards 12/1
8 8Grand Honor (LA) Miguel Mena 112 Sherman Savoie 30/1

Louisiana Champions Day Turf S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 6
  • STK
  • About 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 2:55 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1String King (LA) Richard E. Eramia 124 Charles Craig Smith 8/5
2 2Well’s Gold (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 118 F. Dewaine Loy 6/1
3 3Know You Now (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Joe Sharp 15/1
4 4Gallery (LA) Mitchell Murrill 119 Michael Dini 6/1
5 5One King’s Man (LA) Emmanuel Esquivel 118 Joe Sharp 6/1
6 6McGehee’s Mercy (LA) Robby Albarado 122 Trace Richards 15/1
7 7Four Leaf Chief (LA) Gerard Melancon 115 Steven B. Flint 12/1
8 8Benwill (LA) Marcelino Pedroza 118 Jose R. Mendez 12/1
9 9Hopeful Notion (LA) Miguel Mena 118 Edward J. Johnston 6/1
10 10Hot Zapper (LA) Jose Riquelme 118 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 12/1

Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 8
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 3:54 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Aunt Nellie (LA) Roberto Morales 122 Floyd D. Pitzer 12/1
2 2Flying Tinkerbell (LA) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 117 Ray E. Tracy, Jr. 15/1
3 3Cajun Conoseir (LA) Gerard Melancon 122 Steven B. Flint 7/2
4 4Conquest Tiz One (LA) Mitchell Murrill 117 Michael Stidham 5/1
5 5Ms Runcat (LA) Emanuel Nieves 122 Steven B. Flint 8/1
6 6Mis Isla (LA) Shaun Bridgmohan 122 Steven M. Asmussen 8/1
7 7Hand Me the Cash (LA) Dusty Ryder Shepherd 122 Scott Gelner 12/1
8 8Rita’s Fifty Seven (LA) E. M. Murray 117 Joe O. Duhon 20/1
9 9M. B.’s Vow (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 122 Henry B. Johnson, Jr. 20/1
10 10Lady Lutie (LA) Donnie J. Meche 117 Enis Mouton 30/1
11 11Oh Dear Lord (LA) Miguel Mena 122 Scotty McNair 8/1
12 12Smittys Cougar (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 122 Ron Faucheux 9/2
13 13Kohen’s Top Cat (LA) Francisco C. Torres 122 Patricia G. West 12/1

Louisiana Champions Day Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 9
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 4:23 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Heitai (LA) Leandro R. Goncalves 122 Thomas M. Amoss 7/5
2 2Too Dim (LA) Miguel Mena 118 Edward J. Johnston 6/1
3 3Sir Genghis (LA) Jamie Theriot 118 W. Bret Calhoun 8/1
4 4Unitas (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 118 Karl Broberg 15/1
5 5Louisiana Flyboy (LA) Richard E. Eramia 118 Patrick Mouton 8/1
6 6Top Cat Boogie (LA) E. M. Murray 118 Brent Toups 8/1
7 7Jockamo’s Song (LA) Mitchell Murrill 116 Michael Stidham 10/1
8 8King Bandit (LA) Kirk Paul LeBlanc 118 Peter L. Orlando 12/1
9 9Cajun Silver (LA) Roberto Morales 118 Karl Broberg 12/1
10 10Skip the Pinot (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 118 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 8/1

Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 10
  • STK
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo’s & up
  • 4:52 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Udoknowjack (LA) Jocelyne C. Gomez 118 Jorge Gomez 12/1
2 2Social Misfit (LA) Jamie Theriot 118 Frank Leggio 12/1
3 3Stormdriver (LA) Richard E. Eramia 124 Patrick Devereux, Jr. 6/1
4 4One King’s Man (LA) Miguel Mena 124 Joe Sharp 9/2
5 5The Pickett Factor (LA) Luis S. Quinonez 121 Ralph R. Irwin 2/1
6 6Hot Zapper (LA) Jose Riquelme 118 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 15/1
7 7Know You Now (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Joe Sharp 30/1
8 8Just Stormin (LA) Francisco C. Torres 115 Glenn Delahoussaye 20/1
9 9Mobile Bay (LA) Edgar S. Prado 121 Victor Arceneaux 9/5

Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 11
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 2 yo
  • 5:21 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Biblical Strength (LA) Mitchell Murrill 117 Jason H. Meaux 20/1
2 2Mageez (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 122 Ronda Hutchinson 8/1
3 3Chattanoogan (LA) Edgar S. Prado 122 Danny Pish 15/1
4 4Sea Vow (LA) Alexander Castillo 122 Joseph M. Foster 5/1
5 5Masterly (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 122 Ricky Courville 20/1
6 6Zackarooney (LA) Shaun Bridgmohan 122 Ricky Courville 15/1
7 7David’s Approval (LA) Francisco C. Torres 122 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 8/1
8 8Our Rapidash (LA) Robby Albarado 122 Glenn Delahoussaye 8/1
9 9Este Es (LA) Jose Valdivia, Jr. 122 Armando De la cerda 10/1
10 10John’s Luck (LA) Leandro R. Goncalves 122 Eric L. Heitzmann 8/1
11 11G’s Josh (LA) Roberto Morales 122 W. Bret Calhoun 9/2
12 12Bayou Banker (LA) Miguel Mena 122 Dallas Stewart 8/1
13 13Icy Gentleman (LA) Richard E. Eramia 122 Henry B. Johnson, Jr. 15/1
14 14Krafty Boy (LA) Kerwin D. Clark 122 Jeffrey D. Thornbury 15/1
15 15Cajun Colonel (LA) Mitchell Murrill 117 Michael Dini 30/1

Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint S.

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, December 12, 2015, Race 12
  • STK
  • 6f
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 5:50 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 1Snappy Girl (LA) Luis S. Quinonez 118 Karl Broberg 5/1
2 2Wind Chill Factor (LA) Denny Velazquez 116 Gary M. Scherer 6/1
3 3Lady Grantham (LA) Gerard Melancon 118 Brett A. Brinkman 5/1
4 4Another Pinot (LA) Jamie Theriot 120 Andrew Leggio, Jr. 8/1
5 5Debbie Ann (LA) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Sturges J. Ducoing 12/1
6 6Fancy Madelyn (LA) Roberto Morales 120 Harvey Lourd, III 9/2
7 7Alivia’s Lion (LA) Mitchell Murrill 118 Frank Leggio 12/1
8 8Teelfa (LA) Patrick A. Valenzuela 118 Morris G. Nicks 20/1
9 9Vivian Da Bling (LA) Colby J. Hernandez 116 W. Bret Calhoun 6/1
10 10Cajun Maid (LA) Miguel Mena 118 Thomas M. Amoss 10/1
11 11Jackson’s G G (LA) Richard E. Eramia 116 Henry B. Johnson, Jr. 20/1
12 12Platinum Lady (LA) Robby Albarado 118 Eric L. Heitzmann 15/1