Today's Headlines August  30, 2016

Fair Grounds Ends Meet With Stakes Extravaganza

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 29, 2016—Fair Grounds Racecourse will end its 10-day summer Quarter Horse meet on Saturday, as the track offers a 10-race closing-day program that features five stakes.

Saturday’s feature race, the 350-yard, $323,488 Louisiana QHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) (see related story), has drawn a full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds. Following is a preview of the other four stakes:

Mid-City Stakes

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KENNETH ROBERTS, SR.


The usually calm, cool and collected Kenneth Roberts, Sr. was a little on edge on Saturday, July 9. It was the closing night of the 2016 Delta Downs Quarter Horse meet and Roberts was tied in the trainer standings with last year's winner, Michael Taylor.

"He won't admit it, but he was nervous," said his brother Roy.

Taylor won the opener when Chaos got the head bob in a 400 yard maiden race. Roberts tied it up with a runaway romp by B and G Fast Dash in the $50,000 Live Oak Stakes. His newly minted 870 yard runner drew off by 5 1/2 lengths under rider Donald Watson, who piloted





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