Lost in all of the talk about new TVs, new players room, racing
specials and family movie nights is the actual horse racing at Louisiana
Yes, the Downs has plenty of new
things to discuss — as heard at the track's news conference on Wednesday
— but horse racing is still the main event when the 2011 thoroughbred
meet opens on Friday.
got 1,400 horses in the barn area right now," Downs director racing
Trent McIntosh said. "We'll have between nine- and 10-horse fields on
both of those (Friday and Saturday) cards."