Today's Headlines October  21, 2017

2017 Louisiana Champions Day Nominations Close November 21

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ALEXANDRIA, LA—OCTOBER 20, 2017—Nominations for the 2017 Louisiana Champions Day, for accredited Louisiana-bred Quarter Horses, will close Tuesday, November 21.

Set for Saturday, December 9 at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans the annual "Champions Day" card will include:

  • $100,000-Guaranteed Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile
    (350 yards for 2-year-olds)
  • $100,000-Guaranteed Louisiana Champions Day Derby
    (400 yards for 3-year-olds)
  • $100,000-Guaranteed Louisiana Champions Day Classic
    (440 yards for 4-year-olds and up)

Nomination fee for each race is $400 and must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 21 (an additional $600 will be d

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