Anne Von Rosen Greets Fans And Friends At Turf Paradise As She Recovers From Injuries
Anne von Rosen’s road to recovery is looking much better more than eight months after a spill that originally left her paralyzed below the waist. The Turf Paradise jockey was seriously hurt in March when a horse she was riding fell on the backstretch following a race at Turf Paradise. She has undergone several surgeries for spinal cord injuries and months of physical therapy.
On Sunday November 17, friends and fans were stunned when von Rosen visited Turf Paradise and was able to stand with the aid of a walker. She made a surprise visit to the winner’s circle following the running of Sunday’s third race won by Mundy a horse on which von Rosen frequently finished first. She said, “It’s been slow steps getting better and to get back here. But here I am. It feels wonderful.”
$1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Saturday / Fair Grounds opens Friday
The Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot and Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess will be run Saturday as part of an 11-race extravaganza at the slots-fueled Vinton, Louisiana racetrack.
Post time will be an earlier than normal 1:15 p.m. central. Mutuels windows at Canterbury open at 11 a.m. for wagering.
Both races for 2-year-olds drew full fields and trainer D. Wayne Lukas has the morning line favorite in each including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi who is 2 to 1 in the Princess. Read more here at drf.com .
Elsewhere in the Pelican state, Fair Grounds opening night is Friday with a 5 p.m. first post.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager – Pool 1 – Nov. 28 – Nov. 30
Available for wagering at Canterbury Park.
Churchill Downs has established dates for this year’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager, and for the second consecutive year four wagering pools will be featured.
Future Wager (KDFW) dates for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will be:
KDFW Pool 1: Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30 (22 weeks in advance of Derby)
KDFW Pool 2: Friday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 8 (12 weeks in advance of Derby)
KDFW Pool 3: Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1 (nine weeks in advance of Derby)
KDFW Pool 4: Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 (five weeks in advance of Derby)
Each pool will be open for three days starting on a Friday at 11 a.m. central and closing on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager for 3-year-old fillies will run concurrently with Pool 3 from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1, but will close a half-hour later at 5:30 p.m.
Inaugurated in 1999, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be offered for the 17th consecutive year. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, introduced in 2003, is entering its 13th year.
The Future Wagers offer racing fans an opportunity to wager on potential contenders well in advance of those races at odds that could be significantly more attractive than those available on the days. For example, California Chrome was the 5-2 favorite on Derby Day this year and paid $7 to win, but the payoffs in future wager Pools 2-4 were significantly greater: $63.40 (Pool 2), $67.60 (Pool 3) and $20.80 (Pool 4). Additionally, he paid $3.60 as part of the pari-mutuel field in Pool 1. Also, Untapable won the Oaks as the even-money favorite ($4) on race day but generated a $12 win-payoff in the Oaks Future Wager.
The Future Wager is a $2 minimum win bet, and exacta betting also is offered. The minimum exacta wager is $2 but is available in $1 increments in the form of an exacta box or wheel or part-wheel combinations that total at least $2.
Each pool will feature 24 wagering interests that include 23 individual horses and a pari-mutuel field known by many fans as the “All Others” bet. No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in either wager but wagering on an individual horse will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs determines that injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during a pool would prevent a horse from competing in their respective race.
The fields for the Future Wager pools will be selected by a committee and will be announced on the Tuesday preceding the start of the wager. Real-time odds will be presented on KentuckyDerby.com.
Betting on the four pools last year totaled $1,324,466 – $273,174 in Pool 1; $380,249 in Pool 2; $334,326 in Pool 3; and $336,717 in Pool 4 – plus another $81,234 was wagered on the Oaks Future pool.
The $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) for 3-year-olds at 1 ¼ miles will be staged Saturday, May 2. The 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles goes on Friday, May 1.