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The Fair Grounds season ends on a high note

Gun Runner was named Horse of the Meet at the Fair Grounds. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Gun Runner was named Horse of the Meet at the Fair Grounds. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The Fair Grounds crowned meet winners at the conclusion of the 144th thoroughbred racing season, Sunday. Gun Runner was named Horse of the Meet after winning the Risen Star Stakes, and the Louisiana Derby.

Jockey Florent Geroux captured the title of leading jockey with 87 wins. He was aboard Gun Runner in the Louisiana Derby.

Mike Stidham landed his first Fair Grounds training title, leading horses into the winner’s circle 38 times.

Richard and Karen Papiese’s Midwest Thoroughbreds took home top honors as the meet’s leading owners with 16 wins.

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