For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.
Island Bound picked up the first added-money victory of her career when she came from off the pace to take the $110,100 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 2.
The Bret Calhoun-trained trio of Beat the Blues, Speedacious, and Gleaming highlight a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the June 2 Winning Colors (gr. III) to be run under the lights at Churchill Downs June 2.
Star Guitar won the Louisiana Premier Night Championship for the fourth consecutive time, rallying from last early to capture the $200,000 event by 3 1/4 lengths on the night of Feb. 4 at Delta Downs.
Odds-on Star Guitar cleared off in the stretch for his third consecutive Louisiana Champions Day Classic title at Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots Dec. 10.
Jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured clavicle and left index finger when he fell from his horse during the gallop out of the first race at Saratoga on Aug. 11.
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.
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.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Aunt Kat Kat||Nick Leggio||
|Baby Reese||James C. Hudson||
|Envoy's Running||Patrick Mouton||
|Happyfromthegitgo||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Hunt for Candie||Merrill R. Scherer||
|Lee City||Edward J. Johnston||
|Local||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Oh Whata Holiday||Pamela P. Simpson||
|Scarlet Tribute||Brett A. Brinkman||
|Sheza Sexy A. P.||Wesley E. Hawley||
|Shezacrazygirl||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Speedacious||W. Bret Calhoun||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity||ALB|
|John Hettinger S.||BEL|
|Ricks Memorial S.||RP|
|Flashy Lady S.||RP|
|Remington Green S.||RP|