Trio of Stakes on Sunday’s Closing Day Card

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Trio of Stakes on Sunday’s Closing Day Card
Early first post of 12:10 p.m. CT for the 12-race program

(New Orleans, Louisiana – Friday, March 25, 2022) – On the heels of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day program, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots closes the curtains on the 2021-2022 season on Sunday with a 12-race card featuring a trio of added-money events. There will be an early first post of 12:10 p.m. CT.

Race 10 – The $75,000 Shantel Lanerie, 1 mile 70 yards, Louisiana-bred fillies & mares, 4yo &up.

Familiar foes Net a Bear (2-1 morning line favorite), Fort Polk (5-2) and Winning Romance (3-1) and six others travel two turns on dirt. Maximo Lamarche and Federico Deltoro’s Net a Bear is perfect from three starts this year for trainer Allen Landry, and victory on Saturday would boost her career earnings over the $600,000 mark.

Race 11 – The $75,000 Page Cortez, 5 ½ furlongs turf, Louisiana-bred fillies & mares, 3yo&up.

Leading owner Brittlyn Stables’ Ova Charged is slated to make her grass debut as the 6-5 favorite for trainer Jose Camejo. The 4-year-old daughter of Star Guitar hasn’t raced since scoring a hard fought victory over the equally classy Cilla in the Louisiana Champions Day Ladies’ Sprint on December 11. Among her six foes, Offspring (7-2) and Fame Feather (4-1) appear to be the main competition.

Race 12 – The $75,000 Star Guitar, 1 1/16 miles, Louisiana-bred fillies & mares, 4yo&up.

In a field of 14, Allied Racing Stables and trainer Bret Calhoun hold a pair of aces in Who Took the Money (9-5) and Highland Creek (7-2). Scratched from the Edward Johnston Memorial last month when he flipped in the gate, Who Took the Money was won a pair of turf races this meet in visually impressive fashion, but he’s also perfect from four lifetime starts on fast dirt.


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Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots