FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Friesan Fire||Margin: 1½||BRIS: 97||$60,000|
2006 | Bay Ridgling | A.P. Indy - Bollinger (AUS), Dehere
Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Raced 2 years. 11 starts, 8 wins, $2,979,815. Lifetime: 374 yearlings sold, median $360,000.
Broodmare Sire: Dehere, Bay, 1991.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, ($725,000).
|2||Patena||Margin: 2½||BRIS: 95||$20,000|
2006 | Bay Colt | Seeking the Gold - Handpainted, A.P. Indy
Sire: Seeking the Gold, Bay, 1985. Raced 3 years. 15 starts, 8 wins, $2,307,000. Lifetime: 299 yearlings sold, median $220,000.
Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
Keeneland Association November 2010 Breeding Stock Sale, $50,000.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, $250,000.
|3||Au Moon||Margin: 2||BRIS: 92||$11,000|
2006 | Bay Gelding | Malibu Moon - She's Mahogany, Woodman
Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Raced 1 years. 2 starts, 1 wins, $33,840. Lifetime: 493 yearlings sold, median $70,000.
Broodmare Sire: Woodman, Chestnut, 1983.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, $130,000.
Scratched: Professor Z.
|1||Friesan Fire||Gabriel Saez||J. Larry Jones|
|2||Patena||Robby Albarado||Josie Carroll|
|3||Au Moon||Julien R. Leparoux||David M. Carroll|
|4||Uno Mas||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steven M. Asmussen|
|5||Big Push||Miguel Mena||Richard R. Scherer|
|6||Indygo Mountain||Jamie Theriot||W. Bret Calhoun|
|7||Citizen||Francisco C. Torres||Bernard S. Flint|
|8||Dynamic Force||Jesse M. Campbell||Mark E. Casse|
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas sent Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Oxbow and Will Take Charge through their final pre-race moves April 29.Monday, April 29, 2013
A 135-1 shot took the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, Matthew W. Bryan's Ive Struck a Nerve closing late in the furlong grounds and catapulting himself onto the Derby trail.Saturday, February 23, 2013
The first reported foal for 2009 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Friesan Fire is a filly born January 22 at Maple Valley Farm in West Virginia for breeder Ken Lowe Jr.Monday, January 28, 2013
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas had an anxious moment when victorious Will Take Charge stumbled while pulling up after winning the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 21 at Oaklawn Park, but the Hall of Fame trainer said the colt is doing well.Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sunshine Millions Classic, Lecomte Stakes, and Silverbulletday Stakes.Sunday, January 20, 2013
Bluegrass Hall's Oxbow went wire-to-wire to win the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 11 1/2 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 19. Earlier, Touch Magic took the Silverbulletday.Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Lecomte Stakes and Sunshine Millions Classic this weekend.Thursday, January 17, 2013
Grade III winner Circle Unbroken makes his 2013 debut Jan. 19 in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, stretching out in distance and taking on eight other 3-year-olds including Canadian stakes winner Avie's Quality.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will continue a 114-year tradition with live racing Thanksgiving Day as the 84-day 2012-13 meet will open with a 10-race holiday card Nov. 22.Monday, November 12, 2012
Fair Grounds Race Course has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released June 28, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans oval.Thursday, June 28, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Sons of Gone West had a strong strike rate Jan. 21, including Istan, whose son Mr. Bowling won the Lecomte.
Jason and Evan handicap the Colonel E. R. Bradley H. and Lecomte S.Thursday, January 19, 2012
The $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), Fair Grounds' first graded 3-year-old race leading up to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), drew a field of 13, a handful of them thought to be early Triple Crown prospects.Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Friesan Fire, winner of the 2009 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the favorite in that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand at Merryland in Maryland.Friday, October 21, 2011
Morning Line, winner of the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct in his last start, heads a field of seven in the Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Favored Thiskyhasnolimit prevailed in a terrific stretch duel with Gladding to win the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) by a half-length at Lone Star Park April 23 for his first graded stakes triumph since 2009.Saturday, April 23, 2011
Gladding, a grade II winner for trainer John Sadler, will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile (gr. III) when the $200,000 event is contested April 23 at Lone Star Park.Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wilkinson used a rail-skimming ride from Garrett Gomez to register a mild upset in the $100,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) as Fair Grounds' road to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) got underway Jan. 22.Saturday, January 22, 2011
Jason, Tom, and Rich Nielson of twinspires.com preview the LeComte S. (gr. III) and an important Gulfstream Park allowance race.Thursday, January 20, 2011
Justin Phillip leads a short field in the $100,000 Lecomte (gr. III) Jan. 22 at Fair Grounds. Owner Ahmed Zayat is hoping the $400,000 yearling can make it to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in May.Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saratoga will kick off its 142nd meet with a stellar opening day card, highlighted by the $100,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 James Marvin Stakes that drew a field of 10Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Jay Em Ess Stable's Arson Squad took over at the top of the lane and bounded home for his second straight graded stakes score in the $169,650 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) April 30 at Churchill Downs.Friday, April 30, 2010
Awesome Act worked in :48 1/5 and galloped out in 1:00 2/5 on April 27. Jockey Julien Leparoux was in the irons.Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) April 30 at Churchill Downs the day before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is a homecoming of sorts for some former Kentucky Derby contestants.Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Stonehouse shocked odds-on choice Friesan Fire in the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) and Blues Street was too much to handle in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the New Orleans track Feb. 20.Saturday, February 20, 2010