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Fair Grounds Racecourse

The track's 2019 Quarter Horse dates have been set.
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Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans will conduct a 10-day summer American Quarter Horse meet, starting August 16 and running through September 7.

Live racing will be contested on August 16, 17, 22, 23,  24, 29, 30, and 31; and September 6 and 7. Two key dates are: Saturday, August 17 (LQHBA Sale Futurity [RG1] trials) and Saturday, September 7 (LQHBA Sale Futurity final). All yearlings who pass through the ring of the annual Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale are eligible to run in the trials for this race, the meet's richest.

The purse of last year's LQHBA Sale Futurity reached a stakes-record $434,538. The winner, Julio Cesar Ramirez's Amending The Bar, earned the $195,542 winner's share of the purse.

"We look forward to the upcoming live racing season at Fair Grounds Racecourse," said LQHBA executive director Bruce Salard. "It is a very important stop on the Louisiana Quarter Horse circuit and an excellent showcase for accredited Louisiana-breds who compete throughout the meet and in the LQHBA Sale Futurity."

Visit www.lqhba.com for more information on the LQHBA, or contact its office at (318) 487-9506.

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