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'Jazz' Jazzes Up Pick 6 for Louisiana Derby Preview Day
NEW ORLEANS, La. (February 6, 2009) - Jazz in the Park, dismissed at odds of 23-1, all but assured a five-figure Pick 6 carryover for Louisiana Derby Preview Day when he captured the $46,000 allowance feature Friday at Fair Grounds.
The Pick 6 was not hit Friday, and a carryover of $13,354 awaits customers for Saturday's Pick 6, which will cover the six stakes on Saturday's 11-race card.
Jazz in the Park, trained by Bobby Barnett and ridden by Miguel Mena, lit up the tote board with mutuels of $48.40, $18.60 and $12.20. He got up in the last strides for a half-length victory over another longshot, Woodbourne.
The winner increased his career earnings to $94,340 with his third career win in 11 lifetime starts while accomplishing the about one-mile distance in 1:38.22.
Woodbourne paid $19.80 and $12.80 while crossing under the wire three-quarters of a length in front of Terryhowieandjimmy, who paid $7.40 to show.
George's Cigar made the pace with fractions of 24.26 and 48.65 before tiring to finish seventh.
First post for Saturday's card, which features the $200,000 Grade III Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds and four other Grade III stakes, is 12:30 p.m. CST.
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.