11/07/2007 1:00AM

Louisiana Downs: Juvenile tops Quarter Horse stakes

EmailLouisiana Downs has scheduled 14 stakes for a Quarter Horse meet that opens in January, with the centerpiece being the Grade 2, $200,000-added Harrah's Juvenile. The 300-yard race for 2-year-olds will be run on the track's closing day, March 18.

The 40-date season for Quarter Horses opens on Jan. 12.

Other major races scheduled include the Grade 2, $150,000 Harrah's Derby at 400 yards on Feb. 2, and the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity, a restricted Grade 2 for Louisiana-breds on Feb. 26.

Older runners bred in Louisiana have a pair of rich stakes to target mid-meet. The $60,000-added Party Girl for fillies and mares at 350 yards is set for Feb. 16, and the $60,000-added Mr. Jess Perry for 4-year-olds and up at 400 yards goes Feb. 17.

There are two 870-yard stakes on tap, the $25,000-added Marathon on Jan. 19, and the $60,000-added Magnolia for Louisiana-breds on March 1.