The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of Directors and the Fair Grounds Racetrack and Slots have agreed to a couple of changes to the Louisiana Champions Day race card.
The Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Stakes will be moving from the dirt to the turf course. The distance will remain the same at a mile and one sixteenth.
The Louisiana Champions Day Handicap Stakes will now be open to starters that have run for a claiming price of $7,500 or less. Previously the Louisiana Champions Day Handicap Stakes was restricted to horses that have run for a claiming price of $12,500 or less. The distance has been changed to 1 mile on the turf course.
The changes are effective starting with the 2017 running of Louisiana Champions Day to be run at Fair Ground Racetrack in New Orleans, on the second Saturday in December.