06/25/2011 4:53PM

Louisiana Downs: Worthington takes to turf

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Worthington ($9.80) led throughout to win his turf and stakes debut in the $50,000 Minstrel at Louisiana Downs. The race is one of two stakes on the card. The $50,000 Princess goes as the eighth. Justin Shepherd rode the winner for trainer Bret Calhoun. Worthington, who came into the race boasting the year's fifth best Beyer Figure for a 2-year-old, an 83, covered the about five furlongs on firm turf in 57.48 seconds.