Fair Grounds offers stakes-naming contest
Fair Grounds is asking fans for help naming a race that is new to the 2012-13
stakes schedule. The winner of the "Name the Stakes Race" contest will present
the trophy to the winning connections after the inaugural running and enjoy
lunch for four in the Clubhouse, a replica of the trophy and a $100 win bet.
|Fans of the historic New Orleans track will get creative
(Fair Grounds Racecourse via Facebook)
The stakes race to be named is a turf sprint for three-year-old fillies at
about 5 1/2 furlongs, to be run February 2, the day before Super Bowl XLVII in
Fans can enter electronically by e-mail (send your suggestion to
Facebook (post your suggestion at
Facebook.com/FairGroundsRaceCourseandSlots under the Nov. 5 “Name the Stakes
Race” status update) or Twitter (tweet your suggestion by mentioning
@FairGroundsNOLA) or enter in person in the Clubhouse/Valet Lobby throughout
opening weekend, November 22-25.
"We're open to any idea, whether it's traditional or completely off the
wall," said Vice President & General Manager Eric Halstrom, one of six employees
that will determine the winner as part of the Fair Grounds Stakes Name
Typically, Fair Grounds stakes are named for prominent horses from Fair
Grounds history (i.e., the Bonapaw Stakes), prominent humans from Fair Grounds
history (i.e., the Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap) or relevant geographical
locations (i.e., the Gentilly Stakes). To see this season's full stakes
A concurrent contest open only to Fair Grounds employees will result in a
moniker for the stakes schedule's other unnamed race, a turf sprint for
three-year-olds to be run January 26.
Submissions will be accepted through November 25 and the winning race name
will be announced in early December.
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