06/04/2011 4:18PM

Louisiana Downs: Hudson seeking stakes double


Heiligbrodt Racing Stable, trainer Jim Hudson and jockey Jansen Melancon will be seeking to complete a sweep of the two stakes offered at Louisiana Downs on Saturday when they team with Snug in the upcoming eighth race, the $50,000 John Franks Memorial.

The men just took the sixth race, the $50,000 Honeymoon, with Local ($8.60).

Heiligbrodt and Hudson have been a "team" for decades. Hudson said the two men played football together at the University of Texas in the 1960s. In more recent times, they have won multiple stakes with Snug. He will come into the Franks off a runner-up finish to Break Up in an open-company allowance at Delta Downs. Hudson noted Break Up races for Buddy New, who played baseball for UT back in the 1960s and is best friends with Heiligbrodt.

Break Up runs Saturday night at Evangeline Downs.