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Sugar Baby Love Wins at FG Monday
NEW ORLEANS, La (January 12, 2009) - German-bred Sugar Baby Love pressed the early pace, took command approaching the lane and held rivals safe the rest of the way for a 1 1/2-length victory in Monday's $46,000 turf allowance feature at Fair Grounds.
Ridden by Robby Albarado, who scored his seventh win over the last two days, Sugar Baby Love returned $9.20, $3.60, and $3, toured the about 1 1/16-mile distance over a firm Stall-Wilson turf course in 1:46.81, and increased her career earnings to $120,934 with her third win from 11 lifetime starts.
Flaming Slew finished second, returning $4 and $3.20 and edging out third-place finisher Sarahlane'sdestiny, who paid $8.80 to show.
Nadeshiko made the pace with splits of 22.55 and 51.07 before tiring to finish seventh.
Racing resumes Thursday 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.