Star Guitar, one of the best Louisiana-breds ever, won the Louisiana Champions Day Classic for the third year in a row on Saturday at Fair Grounds, capturing the statebred-restricted $150,000 stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over Populist Politics.
How wet has it been in New Orleans this December? Well, use this as a guide. The horses entered in the Louisiana Champions Day Turf were in the paddock, saddled, and ready to hit the track late on the afternoon of Dec. 12.
Highly regarded 3-year-old Giant Oak missed three days of exercise this week, but his trainer, Chris Block, said the colt's apparently minor setback should not affect plans to start in the March 14 Louisiana Derby.