LOUISIANA DOWNS, Bossier City, LA
|1||Prayer for Relief||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: B+||$300,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Jump Start - Sparklin Lil, Mr. Sparkles
Sire: Jump Start , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 1 years. 5 starts, 2 wins, $221,265. Lifetime: 264 yearlings sold, median $17,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mr. Sparkles, Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. In 2009: .59 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $80,000.
Keeneland Association November 2008 Breeding Stock Sale, ($39,000).
|2||Awesome Bet||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: B+||$90,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Awesome Again - Ellie's Moment, Kris S.
Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994. Raced 2 years. 12 starts, 9 wins, $4,374,590. Lifetime: 319 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
Broodmare Sire: Kris S., Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
Keeneland Association April 2010 Two-Year-Olds in Training, $210,000.
|3||Populist Politics||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A++||$50,000|
2008 | Bay Horse | Don't Get Mad - Cedar Summer, Souvenir Copy
Sire: Don't Get Mad , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 23 yearlings sold, median $2,200.
Broodmare Sire: Souvenir Copy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. In 2009: 1.14 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $70,000.
Fasig-Tipton Texas 2009 Yearling Sale, $20,000.
|1||Prayer for Relief||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|
|2||Awesome Bet||Justin Shepherd||Steven M. Asmussen|
|3||Populist Politics||Gerard Melancon||Thomas M. Amoss|
|4||Alternation||Ramon A. Dominguez||Donnie K. Von Hemel|
|5||Mr. Woodrow||Richard E. Eramia||Morris G. Nicks|
|6||Malibu Glow||Mike E. Smith||George Weaver|
|7||Trubs||Shane J. Sellers||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|8||Meistersinger||Jose Lezcano||H. Graham Motion|
|9||G. W.'s d'Oro||Kerwin D. Clark||Andrew Leggio, Jr.|
After racing along the rail in the backstretch, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. angled Master Rick out in the far turn and the Master Command colt rallied from third in the stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III).Saturday, April 27, 2013
An unfortunate stumble at the start of the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) last month cost Fort Larned his seasonal debut, but the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner is back in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Charles J. Cella's Cyber Secret, a son of Broken Vow, edges pacesetter Golden Ron by a head in the March 9 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.Saturday, March 09, 2013
Alternation drew the far outside post in a field of 10 for his attempt at a repeat victory in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 9 at Oaklawn Park.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Oaklawn Park's 2013 meet opens Jan. 11 with a scheduled record purse structure, new veterinary examination policies and new claiming rules, an injury database to aid commission vets, and an influx of new racing talent.Friday, January 11, 2013
Heavy On Themister, under an all-out drive from Rosie Napravnik, scored a one-length victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.Saturday, December 08, 2012
Populist Politics could emerge as the new state-bred ruler at Fair Grounds Dec. 8 when he takes on 10 other runners in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, main event of eight restricted stakes in New Orleans.Thursday, December 06, 2012
Pool Play won for the first time since suffering a tendon tear last year, and picked a good race to do it. The 7-year-old son of Silver Deputy took the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Oct. 6.Saturday, October 06, 2012
Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of five of six starts this year, will make his first start in almost two months when he carries top weight in the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup.Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Bourbon Courage, under a head of steam for jockey Leandro Goncalves, blew past Master Rick at mid-stretch to win the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) in a romp for the colt's first stakes victory Sept. 8 at Louisiana Downs.Saturday, September 08, 2012
California-based Blueskiesnrainbows, who won the grade II Swaps Stakes in the Golden State last time out, will take on eight rivals in the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Outsider Middie spurted away from the field in upper stretch to post a 3 3/4-length victory under jockey Francisco Torres in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap in track-record time over Polytrack at Arlington Park Sept 1.Saturday, September 01, 2012
Mister Marti Gras goes for a repeat victory in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) as a co-highweight at 119 pounds Sept. 1 on the Arlington Park Polytrack surface.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pin Oak Stable's Alternation became a millionaire with a victory in the $200,000 Governor's Cup at Remington Park Aug. 11, but he had to work for it.Monday, August 13, 2012
Alternation seeks redemption against a short field of four others in the $200,000 Governor's Cup Stakes at Remington Park Aug. 11, but Zayat Stables' speedy Prayer for Relief presents a challenge.Wednesday, August 08, 2012
If the first three Breeders' Cup Challenge races were any indication, the road to the 29th Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita (NBC 8-9 p.m. ET) is going to be one fun ride.Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Take Control, the first foal out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, will make his second start after a layoff of 2 1/2 years in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 28 at Del Mar.Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.Thursday, June 21, 2012
The 31st running of the 1 1/8-mile event sets up as a faceoff between two of the country's top older horses--Pin Oak Stable's Alternation and Morton Fink's Wise Dan.Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Showing he's happy to be back in California, Game On Dude romped to victory in the $147,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) June 2 in his first start since a nearly tragic trip to the Dubai two months ago.Saturday, June 02, 2012
Game On Dude makes his first start since he was unplaced in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when he takes on Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) winner Morning Line in the Californian Stakes (gr. II) June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pin Oak Stable's Alternation grabbed the lead inside the eighth pole and held off the late charge of Nehro to win the May 18 Pimlico Special (gr. III) by a nose. The son of Distorted Humor covered 1 3/16 miles in 1:57.60.Friday, May 18, 2012
The Pimlico Special (gr. III), returning to the Pimlico racing calendar after a three-year hiatus, has drawn a sold field of 10 handicap horses, headed by Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) winner Alternation.Monday, May 14, 2012
Morning Line wanted no part of the starting gate at Betfair Hollywood Park, but once he finally acquiesced there was no catching the grade I winner in the $150,000 Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) May 5.Saturday, May 05, 2012
Grade I winner Morning Line debuts for new trainer John Shirreffs in the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) May 5 at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, May 02, 2012