Major Rules broke in stride to make the pace and prove best by 1
3/4-lengths at the wire in Thursday’s featured $49,000 allowance and
$17,500 optional claiming six-furlong sprint at Fair Grounds.
by Morris Nicks and ridden by
James Graham, the winner tripped off the timer with early fractions
of 21.20 and 44.11 before accomplishing a final time of 1:09.49. Major
Rules returned mutuels of $6.40, $3.80 and $3.20 and increased his
career earnings to $84,718 with his fifth win in
11 lifetime starts.
MSG Racing’s Alaco Castle, allowed
to settle early, rallied to be easily second best, paying $4.20 and
$3.40 while finishing 4 3/4-lengths in front of Our Blue Streaks
Only Boy, who returned $4.20 for the show spot.
resumes Friday at Fair Grounds with the fifth of six
Starlight Racing programs at Fair Grounds scheduled for the 2011-2012 racing season in
New Orleans. The 10-race program will have a special first race post time of