Updated on 09/17/2011 9:49AM

Delta race under investigation

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NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana State Racing Commission has launched an investigation into a race run at Delta Downs, an official for the commission confirmed Monday.

The official wouldn't offer any details on the investigation, other than to confirm it involved the ninth race on Jan. 23. The race was one of two trials held at Delta that evening for the $30,000 Graduation Futurity, the final of which is to be contested on Feb. 15. The Futurity was open only to horses who were maidens as of Jan. 1.

Ten horses ran in the trial, which was won by Amazing Glace, a 35-1 shot trained by Thomas Arriola and ridden by Larry J. Melancon. Amazing Glace lead virtually all the way and beat the 10-1 shot Classie Cassie. Cleaning House, favored at 2-5, ran third, beaten 2 3/4 lengths. Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Donnie Meche, Cleaning House was coming off a third-place finish in a turf maiden race at Fair Grounds.