Betting a Cold Exacta in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes

Monte Man winning the Heitai Stakes - Photo by Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr While some handicappers understandably shy away from betting heavy favorites, under the right circumstances, I’m more than happy to back a short-priced contender if I think I can make a nice score in the exotic wagers. Such is the case in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes at Fair Grounds, a six-furlong event that has attracted some of the best Louisiana-bred sprinters [...]

Is Monte Man Unstoppable in the Heitai Stakes?

Monte Man winning the Costa Rising Stakes at Fair Grounds - Photo by Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr. As of last October, #1 Monte Man was a nothing more than a decent claimer on the New York circuit. Fast forward a bit more than a year, and Monte Man is the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $50,000 Heitai Stakes for Louisiana-breds at Fair Grounds. What changed? Well, nothing really, except that Monte Man was claimed by [...]

Mobile Bay Returns on Louisiana Champions Day

Mobile Bay winning the 2016 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr. Sprints. Routes. Dirt. Turf. Colts. Fillies. Thoroughbreds. Quarter Horses. There will be something for everyone when Fair Grounds hosts the 27th Louisiana Champions Day on December 9th. Thirteen races, all for Louisiana-bred racehorses, are scheduled to be run, with the first race kicking off at 2:00 pm Eastern and the last wrapping up at 8:05 pm. All told, there are [...]