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Get Rich Quick Wins Again Sunday at Fair Grounds
NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 25, 2009) - Pin Oak Stable's Get Rich Quick posted his second straight win at Fair Grounds when he circled the early leaders in the stretch to capture Sunday's allowance optional claiming feature by a half-length.
Ridden by Miguel Mena and trained by Malcolm Pierce, Get Rich Quick paid $10.20, $6.20 and $3.40. He covered about 1 1/16 miles over the firm Stall-Wilson turf in 1:44.93 and increased his career earnings to $154,491 while earning his fourth win in from 16 starts.
Longshot Unpaid Crusade, who forced the early pace of 24.46 and 49.85 set by Cirque du Soleil, continued willingly to gain the place, paying $22.40 and $12. Master Mizzen was a length farther back, returning $3.20 to show. Cirque du Soleil tired to finish ninth.
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.