Mizzcan'tbewrong Wins Sunday Fair Grounds Feature
NEW ORLEANS, La. (January 4, 2009) - Last Call Racing Partnership's Mizzcan'tbewrong proved to be the right choice as she led throughout to win Sunday's featured $48,000 allowance optional claiming event for fillies and mares at Fair Grounds.
The gray daughter of Mizzen Mast set early fractions of 24.47 and 48.42 before getting the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.64 in the race transferred to a fast main track following heavy overnight rains.
Trained by Richie Scherer and ridden by Eddie Martin Jr., Mizzcan'tbewrong paid $18, $7.40 and $3.20 and increased her career earnings to $114,682 with her sixth win from 20 lifetime starts.
Tammy's Victress challenged for command near the eighth pole but could not get by. She held the second spot by a head to return $3.40 and $2.60, while favored Trainee got third and returned $2.40 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.