Quarter Horse Meet Will Feature Record Nine Stakes

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will offer a record nine stakes races during September’s Summer Quarter Horse Meet, highlighted by the new $150,000-added Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Futurity. The 12-day season runs Wednesdays to Saturdays, Sept. 7-24, with a four-stakes extravaganza on Closing Day featuring the LQHBA Futurity.

Download the full 2011 Summer Quarter Horse Meet Stakes Schedule here.

First post during the Quarter Horse meet will be 12:40 p.m. CDT daily.

In all, the nine stakes will be worth an estimated $610,000. Last season’s schedule featured five stakes worth $290,000, although Fair Grounds also contributed significantly to the one-day Bank of America Challenge Championships – with 13 stakes worth more than $1.1 million – held here later in the year. In 2009, the Fair Grounds schedule consisted of eight stakes worth $260,000.