Fair Grounds Racecourse Releases Quarter Horse Stakes Schedule

The track's summer meet runs August 17-September 3.

Q-Racing Journal

Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans will open its summer Quarter Horse meet on August 17. PHOTO: Fair Grounds Racecourse

A total of 11 stakes, topped by the 350-yard, $150,000-added Louisiana QHBA Sale Futurity (RG1), will be offered during Fair Grounds Racecourse's 2016 Quarter Horse meet, which runs August 17-September 3.

The LQHBA Sale Futurity will be one of five stakes contested on closing day. Other closing-day stakes include the 400-yard $50,000 Mid-City Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds and older, and the 250-yard, $50,000 Lakeview Dash Stakes for 3-year-olds and older.

The Fair Grounds meet will feature T-REX racing on August 20 and zebra and ostrich racing on August 27. According to a press release from the track, T-REX racing has been made popular via sightings at major sporting events, festivals and functions around the country and abroad. A stable of Tyrannosaurus Rex creatures will compete in a total of four heats on August 20 to determine Fair Grounds' inaugural "Fossil Stakes" winner.

Click here for a complete Fair Grounds stakes schedule.

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