Set-Hut LLC’s Zip Motion,
owned by NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme and his family and trained by his father
Jerry Delhomme, has been accorded single-point favoritism at 4-1 in the projected line for Saturday’s
$60,000 Gentilly Stakes at Fair Grounds.
The race, restricted to accredited sophomore Louisiana-breds, is scheduled to be contested at about one-mile over Fair Grounds’
Stall-Wilson turf course and is one of six stakes worth a total of $885,000 that makes up Saturday’s
Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford, which will have a special early post-time of
12:10 p.m. to accommodate the 12 races slated for the expanded gala afternoon.
Delhomme, a native of
Louisiana, completed the recently concluded NFL season as a member of the
Houston Texans, champions of the AFC South in 2011.
Motion, by City Zip out of Some Came Running, may be an appropriate
name for a horse owned by a quarterback, but merits his Gentilly Stakes
favoritism based on his runner-up run in Delta’s $125,000 Premier
Prince Stakes in his last start Feb. 4.
REMINDER: SPECIAL 5 P.M. POST TIME FOR STARLIGHT RACING FRIDAY
Fair Grounds guests and fans of Friday’s Starlight Racing programs are reminded that a special
5 p.m. post time is in
effect for Friday’s Starlight Racing 10-race card – the fourth of six
such party-themed programs slated for the New Orleans oval’s 2011-2012
theme for the Feb. 24 Starlight Racing entertainment concept is
“Hollywood”, featuring Hollywood-style décor, props and lighting, with
that will include DJ Digital in the Miller Beer Garden Tent and
The Mixed Nuts entertaining on the fourth floor of the Fair Grounds clubhouse.