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Antrim County Rallies to Win Sunday's FG Feature
NEW ORLEANS, La. (December 28, 2008) - Carl Moore Management's Antrim County rallied strongly in the late stages to best Gentleman Chester by a nose in the $48,000 allowance optional claiming feature on the turf Sunday at Fair Grounds.
Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Eddie Martin Jr., Antrim County covered about one mile in 1:38.95. He paid $15.20, $6.80 and $5.20 and increased his career earnings to $275,300 with his 12th victory in 43 lifetime starts.
Gentleman Chester, who also came from far back, paid $4.80 and $3.80 while finishing two lengths to the good of General Charley, who finished third after pressing early fractions of :25.16 and :50.06 and returned $6.60 to show.
Racing resumes Monday at Fair Grounds with a 10-race program beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation's third-oldest Thoroughbred racing facility, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and nine off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. Fair Grounds' 137th Thoroughbred season will run from Nov. 14, 2008, through March 29, 2009, and its inaugural Quarter Horse meet was conducted from Aug. 20-24, 2008. Information about Fair Grounds can be found on the Internet at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.