Keyword: Happy Ticket

  • Star Guitar winning the Louisiana Champions Day Classic
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    Mahubah's Corner: Star Guitar

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />The Guitar Hero video game franchise has been exceedingly popular...But it probably isn't half as popular in Louisiana as the state's own four-legged "guitar hero," Star Guitar.

  • Happy Ticket, seen here winning the Chicago Breeders&#39; Cup Handicap at Arlington Park in 2005, died May 3.

    Louisiana Great Happy Ticket Dies

    Stewart Madison's Happy Ticket, who started her career with nine straight wins and later was a grade I winner at Saratoga, died May 3.

  • Peppers Pride

    Pride of New Mexico

    <b>Porter on Pedigrees</b> Several state-bred fillies have taken advantage of restricted programs to run up some impressive win streaks in recent years. Louisiana-bred Hallowed Dreams won her first 16 starts, 10 of which came in events contested only by state-breds. Another Louisiana-bred " Happy Ticket, foaled four years after Hallowed Dreams " took nine straight, the first seven against state-breds. Now we have Peppers Pride, who has taken her record to a perfect 13, so far.

  • Happy Ticket a Louisiana Champion for Third Straight Year

    Stewart Madison's homebred and multiple grade I winner Happy Ticket was named Louisiana's champion older female for 2006, which marked the third straight year she was honored as a state-bred champion by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

  • Louisiana Downs 2007 Stakes Schedule Worth More Than $3.4 Million

    A Super Derby day worth $1.3 million, a new Super Derby prelude day, Louisiana Downs champions day, and the richest prep race in the nation for the new Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, highlight a stakes schedule worth more than $3.4 million at Harrah's Louisiana Downs in 2007. The racing season begins Friday, May 4 and continues through Oct. 20.

  • Happy Ticket Honored as Top Louisiana Bred

    Fair Grounds Race Course used the spotlight on Louisiana-breds on Louisiana Champions Day to honor the recently retired Happy Ticket, who became the highest earning state-bred in history last month.

  • Happy Ticket calls it a day.

    Grade I Winner Happy Ticket Retired

    Happy Ticket, who started her racing career with nine consecutive wins, has been retired from racing and will be sent to the Greathouse brothers' Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky.

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    Round Pond Wins Injury-Marred Distaff

    Tragedy struck the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Saturday at Churchill Downs when the co-favored Pine Island was fatally injured and Fleet Indian suffered a serious injury in a race won easily by Round Pond.

  • Happy Ticket, U D Ghetto Work at Churchill

    Stewart Madison's homebred Happy Ticket put in her final major preparation for the $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) as she worked five furlongs in 1:03 4/5 on Saturday morning at Churchill Downs.

  • Asi Siempre, takes the Spinster under jockey Julien Leparoux.

    Asi Siempre Always Best in Spinster Surprise

    Martin S. Schwartz's Asi Siempre, off the lawn for the first time in her 15-race career, strode away to a convincing victory in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) on the all-weather track at Keeneland Sunday.

  • Healthy Addiction and Victor Espinoza win the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap,  Sunday at Del Mar.

    Healthy Addiction Happiest in Clement Hirsch

    Pamela Ziebarth's Healthy Addiction put away the challenge of even-money favorite Happy Ticket mid-stretch and went on to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Del Mar Sunday.

  • Happy Ticket Wins Thriller in Fleur de Lis 'Cap

    Happy Ticket, on the short end of narrow decisions in her past two starts, finally won a close one Saturday when she nipped front-running Oonagh Maccool in a stirring finish to capture the $321,900 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

  • Oonagh Maccool, Happy Ticket in Fleur de Lis

    Oonagh Maccool and Happy Ticket, two of the brightest stars in the filly and mare division of American racing, square off in Saturday's $300,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Upset Hope Gallant Secret Drills for Fleur de Lis

    Gallant Secret tuned up for an upset bid in the $300,000-added Fleur de Lis (gr. II) on the "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" card with a solid three-furlong blowout on Wednesday at Churchill Downs.

  • Louisiana-Bred Champions Announced

    The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association named Leestown its 2005 stallion of the year with progeny earnings of $2,108,869, while Foxwood Plantation received its fourth straight title as breeder of the year with earnings of $350,179.

  • Round Pond (inside) survives a tough duel with Happy Ticket (2) to win the Azeri BC, Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

    Round Pond Nips 'Ticket in Dramatic Azeri BC

    Round Pond and Happy Ticket staged a brilliant duel in the $173,500 Azeri Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn Park before the favored Round Pond prevailed by a determined neck.

  • 'Pond, 'Ticket in Early-Season Azeri BC Clash

    Round Pond should be the favorite in Saturday's $175,000 Azeri Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) on her home track at Oaklawn Park, but Louisiana trainer Andrew Leggio Jr., who saddles Happy Ticket, isn't ready to concede a thing.

  • Happy Ticket Wins 2006 Debut at Evangeline

    Grade I winner Happy Ticket lived up to her billing as she defeated seven overmatched rivals in the $100,000 Louisiana Premiere Night Distaff, one of six stakes events worth $570,000 on Louisiana Premiere Night at Evangeline Downs.

  • 136 Pre-Entered for Louisiana Premier Stakes

    A total of 136 horses bred in Louisiana are pre-entered in the six stakes races worth more than $550,000 that will make up the 2006 edition of Louisiana Premier Night to be held at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino on Feb. 18.

  • Happy Ticket Has Workout for Distaff

    Happy Ticket, who gained a lot of believers after a strong second to Ashado in the Oct. 1 Beldame Stakes (gr. I), had her last workout Wednesday morning for Saturday's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Pomeroy, winner of the A. G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga, was scratched from the Breeders&#39; Cup Sprint Wednesday morning.

    Pomeroy to Miss Breeders' Cup Sprint

    Several hours before final entries were taken and post positions were drawn for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Pomeroy was withdrawn from the TVG Sprint (gr. I).

  • Riskaverse, gets no respect despite winning or placing in grade I races in each of the last five years, including this win in the Flower Bowl.

    Countdown to the Cup: The Most, the Best, and Other Lists

    It is still too early to make final selections for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Most of the important works are finished, and the majority of the mounts have been assigned. So, basically there is nothing much to do but wait for the shippers to arrive and concoct lists that may or not prove helpful.

  • Ashado (inside) moves by Happy Ticket on the way to the win in Saturday&#39;s  Beldame Stakes.

    Ashado Bounces Back Into Winner's Circle

    Ashado, last year's champion 3-year-old filly, rebounded nicely from her worst career defeat with a game triumph Saturday in the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park and will now move on to attempt to win the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), which she won last year.

  • Happy Ticket punches out convincing win on muddy course.

    Louisiana Lightning Strikes in Muddy Ballerina

    The Louisiana invader Happy Ticket made short work of the field in Sunday's $250,000 Ballerina (gr. I) for fillies and mares at muddy Saratoga Race Course, pulling away in the final furlong for her 10th win in 11 career starts.

  • Bank Audit, seeks fourth 2005 stakes win in the Ballerina.

    Ballerina Lures Louisiana Star Happy Ticket

    Happy Ticket, a certified hometown star after winning her first eight starts in Louisiana, hits the big time Sunday in Saratoga's $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I).

  • Undefeated Happy Ticket, Madcap Escapade Top Princess Rooney Field

    Undefeated Happy Ticket will be looking for her 10th straight victory in Saturday's Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course, but the Andrew Leggio Jr. trainee will have to get past multiple graded stakes winner Madcap Escapade for the win.

  • Unbeaten Happy Ticket Stomps Chicago Foes

    Stewart Madison's undefeated Happy Ticket turned back a talented group of fillies and mares, including defending champion and grade I stakes winner My Trusty Cat, with a 3 ½-length victory in the $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Louisiana 2004 Champions Announced

    The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced the winners of the 2004 horse of the year awards, voted on by association members.

  • Witt Ante Provides Rare Upset on Louisiana Day

    On a Louisiana Champions Day that produced mostly odds-on favorite winners, Witt Ante stole the show with a gutsy gate-to-wire performance in the $150,000 Classic Saturday at Fair Grounds.