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Geniver Wins Sunday at Fair Grounds
Fast N Easy and R R Racing's Geniver held off late-running Sweet Lemonade by a neck in Sunday's $44,000 turf allowance feature for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds.
Trained by Angel Montano and ridden by John Jacinto, Geniver paid $17.20, $6.20 and $3.40, covered about 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.56 and increased her career earnings to $269,764 with her eighth career win in 41 lifetime starts.
Sweet Lemonade was easily second best, returning $4.60 and $3.40, while finishing 2 1/4 lengths to the good of pacesetter Mystery Tune, who paid $4.80 to show after setting early fractions of 22.56 and 46.61.
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.