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Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 12am
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Family Fun Day with Live Reindeer
December 22 will be Family Fun Day with an extra holiday flare and fun! We will have LIVE REINDEER in the tent as well as pitcures with Santa, face painting, cookie decorating, and ornament making. The event will take place from 12:00 - 4:00 pm in the tent located on the track apron. The cost is $5 for admission and kids 12 and under are FREE.
The third stake worth $75,000 on today's card will be the Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap for older horses going 1 Mile and 1/16th on the Turf course. William Butler's Al Muhtasib won last year's version of the Buddy D. after it was moved to the main dirt course due to torrential rains. Al Muhtasib was ridden by Rosie Napravnik for trainer Mike Maker.
One of three stakes worth $75,000 on today's race card. The Blushing K.D. is for 3 year-olds and up fillies and mares going 1 Mile and 1/16th on the Turf. Last season, graded stakes winner Cherokee Queen powered home to take the Blushing K.D. under Shaun Bridgmohan. The Steve Margolis trained mare captured the race for owner Clark O. Brewster.
Santa Super Saturday will feature great racing and fun for the whole family! Enjoy our Holiday Family Fun Day which will ofer numerous activities for our younger fans. Also, there will be a full live racing card with three stakes races totalling more than $200,000 in purses. Please continue to check our website for more details!
A $75,000 stakes race, the Bonapaw Stakes will be a quickly contested 5 and 1/2 furlong Turf sprint for older horses. Last year's Bonapaw was captured by Millionaire and Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Champion, Chamberlain Bridge. If all goes to plan the Carl Moore Management runner will be back to defend his title for trainer Bret Calhoun.
Today's Fair Grounds Races
- 1:00pm Race 1
- 1:00pm Race 1
- 1:29pm Race 2
- 1:57pm Race 3 Blushing K.D. Handicap
- 2:25pm Race 4
- 2:55pm Race 5 "Buddy" Diliberto Memorial Handicap
- 3:25pm Race 6 Sugar Bowl Overnight Stakes
- 3:55pm Race 7
- 4:25pm Race 8 Bonapaw
- 4:55pm Race 9 Letellier Memorial Overnight Stakes
- 5:25pm Race 10
- 5:55pm Race 11
- 6:25pm Race 12