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    Former NFL QB Jake Delhomme passionate for horse racing

    That Jake Delhomme's stable, Set-Hut, has two horses running on Louisiana Champions Day certainly was not lost on others. Champions Day is a celebration of Louisiana-bred horse racing, of which Delhomme is a staunch advocate. Delhomme, a former backup quarterback with the Saints for six seasons, is involved in horse racing as an owner and on at least two levels concerning breeding, and he also has his hands in training. His filly, Forest Lake, is the No. 5 horse in the Champions Day Ladies race, one of nine with a $100,000 purse, not including the $150,000 Classic. Another Set-Hut filly, P Boo — which is owned by Delhomme's father, Jerry — will run in the Lassie. “The most important thing about

  • Aussie Bowman triumphs in jockey challenge
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    Aussie Bowman triumphs in jockey challenge

    (CNN)Under the glare of floodlights and in front of a 30,000-strong crowd, 12 of the world's best jockeys went head-to-head in Hong Kong Wednesday -- with an Australian emerging victorious. In the annual Longines International Jockeys' Championship four-race competition, Hugh Bowman bagged the $65,000 top prize after a tense contest played out at the spectacular Happy Valley racecourse. "On these nights it's all about competing against some great riders and if you can come out on top, so much the better," the 36-year-old Bowman told the South China Morning Post. Competing for a total pot of over $100,000, jockeys are awarded points depending on where they finished in each race and Bowman's total of 18 -- 12 of which came from winning the night's opening contest -- was enough to see the Australian take the title.