01/21/2016 4:10PM

Control Stake has speed edge over Clearly Now


The old house that used to sit between Gentilly Boulevard and the east end of the Fair Grounds racing oval is gone, and now only a parking lot separates the racing surface and the road. If Fair Grounds officials so desired, they could construct a short chute to allow one-turn dirt races longer than six furlongs – but that’s not going to help Clearly Now in the featured ninth race on Saturday.