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Fair Grounds Presents Three State-Bred QH Stakes on Saturday


In his last Fair Grounds start DLJ Imma B Famous won the restricted Grade 3 Mid-City Stakes.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

NEW ORLEANS, LA—DECEMBER 9, 2019—Three graded state-bred Quarter Horse stakes will be the program on Saturday, as Fair Grounds Racecourse presents its annual Louisiana Champions Day.

Myron McKinnon’s DLJ Imma B Famous, a 6-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You, drew post 9 for Saturday’s 440-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes (RG2). Trained by Alberto Solis, the bay gelding has earned $67,080 from five starts this year, and his season resume includes a 2 1/4-length victory as the 3-1 favorite in the 440-yard, $40,000 Mid-City Stakes (RG3) at Fair Grounds on September 7.

Ricardo Hernandez Jr. will ride DLJ Imma B Famous.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Shesa Diamond Diva (Eddie Sanchez)
  2. Lightemupwithcharm (Luis Vivanco)
  3. Chloes Got Game (Leonardo Rodriguez)
  4. Force Of Anakin (John Hamilton)
  5. Fabulously Black (Donald Watson)
  6. A Nother Zoobilee (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  7. No Politics Here (Noe Castaneda)
  8. Dashing Forthe Money (Everardo Rodriguez)
  9. DLJ Imma B Famous (Ricardo Hernandez Jr.)
  10. My Favorite Blue (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  11. Razzatoni (Cristian Esqueda)

Also on Saturday, Runaway Second Down heads a field of 12 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in the 350-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2). Trained by Robi Meche for owners Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado, the gray son of Sir Runaway Dash has banked $368,526 from seven outs, and his three wins include a head victory in the 350-yard, $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs on July 6. The gelding drew post 11 and will be ridden by Raul Ramirez Jr.

A dozen state-bred sophomores are entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Derby Stakes (RG3). Larry J. Boudreau’s Mpshinning, a Mr Piloto colt trained by Adrian Huitron, has earned $41,882 from five races this season, and he is coming off of a fall campaign during which he ran second, one length behind winner Eysa Jess Jumpn, in the 440-yard, $204,600 Dash For Cash Derby (G3) at Lone Star Park on October 5. The colt drew post 6 and will be ridden by Victor Urieta Jr.

All Fair Grounds races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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