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Cajun Racing

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Cajun Racing

Crawfish, jambalaya, jazz, all words synonymous with New Orleans and Louisiana. Thoroghbreds, jockeys, Derby, all words synonymous with Kentucky. So, what if you mix the two? Well, you get Cajun racing. But it's not the story of genteel tracks, monied owners and big hats. It's a hard scrabble life at the bush tracks of Louisiana, an era that may be on it's way out. Join us on Tuesday when we talk with sports writer and author Ed McNamara about Cajun racing, the bush tracks, and why so many of today's great jockeys hail from Louisiana.

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