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Bridge City native Jason Richards and his business partner Mike Leblanc can now proclaim that they own the top 2-year-old quarter horse in the entire state of Louisiana.

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Heitai (Photo by Coady Photography)

The second running of the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint will be held Saturday, May 30, in Opelousas, La., and its field of eight includes last year’s winner, Heitai, and graded stakes winner Power Alert

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String King

The 2015 quarter horse season is officially underway at nearby Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 46-day program began April 22 and will go through Saturday, July 11. The live racing schedule is Wednesday-Saturday with a first race post time of 6:15 p.m.

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Multiple-stakes winner Ben’s Cat and Twin Spires Handicap winner Marchman are among 41 of the nation’s top turf sprinters nominated to the inaugural running of the $300,000 EVD Turf Sprint, on Saturday, June 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Opelousas, Louisiana.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 76-240, .315
Best Bets: 10-18, .555
Longshots (hitting the board): 9-20, .450
Top 3 picks in the $: .523

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 72-240, .300
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 17-34, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .538

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 73-230, .317
Best Bets: 10-17, .588
Longshots (hitting the board): 9-20, .450
Top 3 picks in the $: .525

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 70-230, .304
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 17-32, .531
Top 3 picks in the $: .544

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 71-221, .321
Best Bets: 10-17, .588
Longshots (hitting the board): 9-20, .450
Top 3 picks in the $: .524

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 69-221, .312
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 17-31, .548
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 69-211, .327
Best Bets: 9-16, .562
Longshots (hitting the board): 8-19, .421
Top 3 picks in the $: .522

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 67-211, .317
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 15-28, .535
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 68-201, .338
Best Bets: 9-16, .562
Longshots (hitting the board): 8-18, .444
Top 3 picks in the $: .516

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 64-201, .318
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 14-27, .518
Top 3 picks in the $: .532

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 61-173, .352
Best Bets: 8-14, .571
Longshots (hitting the board): 8-16, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .525

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 59-173, .341
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 13-23, .565
Top 3 picks in the $: .526

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