The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association honored its 2010 accredited Louisiana-bred champions at its annual membership meeting June 10 in Shreveport.
Superior Storm, a four-time Louisiana champion, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
The current king and queen of Louisiana racing, Star Guitar and Superior Storm, are set to go for their record fourth crown each in the annual Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds Dec. 11.
Brittlyn Stable's homebred Star Guitar was honored by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association as the 2009 Horse of the Year at its annual meeting June 5 at Fair Grounds.
Snug, ridden by Gerard Melancon, outfought favored Snakebite Kit in the $100,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic to produce a 1 1/2-length victory at Louisiana Downs May 22.
Some 110 horses are entered for the 10 races on the Louisiana Cup race program at Louisiana Downs May 22 when four $100,000 events for state breds are contested.
Ide was named 2009 stallion of the year by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The award is based on the earnings of his accredited Louisiana-bred offspring ($2,231,521) during 2009.
Gone Astray will make his season debut March 6 in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park and face a good field that includes 8-year-old Jonesboro, who won the 1 1/16-mile event back in 2008.
Star Guitar chalked up his sixth win in a row when he cruised to a 3 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Stakes Feb. 6 at Delta Downs.
Lousiana-bred standout Star Guitar, on a five-race roll for Albert Stall Jr., has nine rivals in his way in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, the headline race on a million-dollar card at Delta Downs Feb. 6.
Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans when he goes forward in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic.
Wasted Tears, undefeated on the Lone Star Park turf, took the field nearly all the way in winning the $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25 in track-record time in her graded stakes debut May 25.
Dr. John A. Chandler's homebred Seaspeak, who won the Bryan Station (gr. IIIT) last fall at Keeneland but was later disqualified for interference in the stretch, will try again to notch his first graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) May 25 at Lone Star Park.
Darley Stable's Seventh Street broke to an early lead and never looked back, coasting to a dominating 5 3/4-length victory in the $490,00 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 4 at Oaklawn Park.
Helen Alexander and Helen Groves' homebred Acoma has been terrific in her last three wins and now the 4-year-old Empire Maker filly will try to add a grade I victory to her resume when facing a short field in the $500,000 Apple Blossom April 4 at Oaklawn Park.
Proud Spell, the 2008 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner, finished second to Superior Storm as the odds-on favorite when the filly made her 2009 debut March 12 in an allowance/optional claiming race Oaklawn Park.
One major upset and the matching of two career records headlined the 18th edition of Louisiana Champions Day Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds.
Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's 4-year-old filly Ahead of Her Time, who was named Louisiana's 2007 champion 3-year-old filly, recently fractured a sesamoid during a morning training session and was euthanized.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced its 2007 accredited Louisiana-bred champions.
Heiligbrodt Racing Stable has seven horses entered on Louisiana Premier Night Feb. 2 at Delta Downs.
Royal Strand colt destroys the field by 15 1/4 lengths in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 8 at Fair Grounds.
For the first time in its 42-year history, Evangeline Downs will offer purses totaling more than $1 million dollars on a single racing program Saturday night with Legends Night III, a 13-race card featuring 11 stake races restricted to Louisiana bred horses.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Hisse||Edward Plesa, Jr.||
|Miss Bean Wah||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Runaway From Itall||Samuel Breaux||
|Superior Storm||Richard D. Jackson||
|Tiz Hoo||Wesley E. Hawley||
|Vickies in Town||Ray Spencer||
|Wanna Cuddle||Raleigh S. Cox, Jr.||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Gold Cup S.||DED|
|Fiesta Mile S.||RET|
|Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame S.||RET|
|New Mexico Classic Cup Distaff Sprint Championship S.||ZIA|