The Pickett Factor will try to extend his Louisiana Downs win streak to four straight races when he starts in a graded stakes for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II).
String King, the Louisiana-bred gelding who has earned $890,552 for owner-breeder-trainer Charles Craig Smith, will be seeking his third straight win in the Louisiana Cup Turf Classic at Louisiana Downs Aug. 8.
Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go.
- By Claire Novak
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Savoy Stomp, an $875,000 purchase from the 2013 Saratoga Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale, could be the one to beat for Team Valor International and Southern Equine Stable in a group of 11 entered for the Lecomte.
Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.
Forest Lake, at 32-1 odds, and 7-1 shot Waha Wild recorded upsets in a pair of juvenile stakes at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Aug. 30, closing night of the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Opelousas, La.
Pensioned stallion Strong Currency was euthanized Oct. 17 at Harmony Star Farm near Claremore, Okla., because of the infirmities of old age.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Assorted Humour||Glenn Delahoussaye||
|Diamond Sideoats||Rocky Watson||
|Four Leaf Chief||Steven B. Flint||
|Gotta Get Paid||Robertino Diodoro||
|Nathan's Kiss||Scott Gelner||
|Purest Pleasure||Joe Sharp||
|Quieta Tiz||Steven B. Flint||
|Strong Currency||Patrick Devereux, Jr.||
|Temple of Glass||Corale A. Richards||
|Waha Wild||Harlan Davis Boutte||
|Washboard Willie||Jeffrey Allen Jones||
|Where Y'at Joe Joe||J. Keith Desormeaux||
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