Keyword: Louisiana

  • The Week in Photos 1/16/2018

    La Canada, Jerome, Ft. Lauderdale, Lecomte, Marshua's River, Keisei Hai, Pippin, Fifth Season, Silverbulletday, Colonel E. R. Bradley, Louisiana, Duncan F. Kenner, Marie G. Krantz Memorial, Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile and more.

  • Mo Tom winning the Ohio Derby at Thistledown

    Mo Tom Retired to Stud in Louisiana

    Tom and Gayle Benson's grade 3 winner Mo Tom has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at Jay Adcock's Red River Farm near Coushatta, La. A stud fee has not been determined.

  • Larry Jones has a trio of 3-year-olds primed for the first Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifier in Louisiana

    Jones Primes Trio for Lecomte Stakes

    Trainer Larry Jones can't help but speak blessings of his three contenders for the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) coming up Jan. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the first of the Louisiana oval's three prep races Road To The Kentucky Derby.

  • Astrology Relocated to Louisiana for 2018

    Astrology, a leading first- and second-crop stallion, has been relocated to Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne near Opelousas, La., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of A.P. Indy—Quiet Eclipse, by Quiet American, will stand for a fee of $4,500.

  • Star Guitar's Fee Raised to $7,500

    A strong crop of 2-year-olds in 2017 prompted Evelyn Benoit's Brittlyn Stable to raise the stud fee for homebred Star Guitar to $7,500 for the 2018 breeding season.

  • Farrell won this year's Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

    Fair Grounds Stakes Schedule Worth $6.69 Million

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.

  • Gunnevera works five furlongs 1:01 4/5 over the main track at Gulfstream Park West

    Gunnevera Leads Busy Sophomore Work Slate

    Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works.

  • Farrell counts the Golden Rod Stakes and Rachel Alexandra Stakes (both G2) among her wins

    Farrell, Valadorna Get Back to Work

    Potential Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contenders Farrell and Valadorna breezed March 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Farrell drilled a half-mile in :49 3/5, while Valadorna went in :49 1/5.

  • Finest City wins the 2017 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    The Week in Photos for 1/24/2017

    Santa Monica, Lecomte, Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap, Sunshine Millions Classic; Distaff; Filly & Mare; Sprint; Turf, Silverbulletday, Dixie Bells, California Derby, Hong Kong Class Mile and more.

  • I'm a Chatterbox has won three grade 1 races on dirt and could try turf Saturday at Fair Grounds

    I'm a Chatterbox Entered in Krantz at Fair Grounds

    Her connections are holding out hope she may be cleared to travel to the Jan. 29 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston, but due to an equine herpesvirus outbreak and resulting quarantine at Fair Grounds, she was entered in the 1 1/16-mile Krantz.

  • Equine Sales Company Announces 2017 Dates

    Equine Sales Company announced Dec. 15 its complete 2017 schedule of auctions. In addition to the 2-Year-Olds in Training sale already announced for May 9 with a breeze date of May 7, two other sales will be held at the Opelousas, La., facility. 

  • Mobile Bay Turns Tables in LA Classic

    Mobile Bay, second to The Pickett Factor in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes one year ago, turned the tables on that rival and four others in the 1 1/8-mile race for state breds Dec. 10.

  • Gunnevera wins the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot

    Gunnevera Dominates Delta Downs Jackpot

    Two dominating performances by juveniles happened back-to-back at Delta Downs Nov. 19 as Gunnevera, under jockey Javier Castellano, took the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by 5 1/2 lengths. 

  • Star Guitar

    Senor Guitar First Winner for Star Guitar

    Louisiana-bred standout Star Guitar, a winner of 22 stakes in the Pelican State, saw his first winner as a stallion Sept. 24 when Clifford Grum's homebred Senor Guitar rallied from fifth to score a clear win in a Churchill Downs maiden-claiming race.

  • D'wildcat Colt Tops Equine Sales Co. Auction

    Based on what the sale company called preliminary results, Rodney Verret landed a 2-year-old D'wildcat colt named D'digger for $57,000 to top the the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale May 10 in Opelousas, La.

  • Fillies Fastest in Equine Sales Workouts

    A trio of Louisiana-bred fillies worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 May 8 to tie for the fastest time during the under tack show for the Equine Sales Company of Louisiana's 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale in Opelousas, La.

  • Gun Runner leaves the rest behind in the Louisiana Derby.

    Gun Runner Dominant in Louisiana Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, who captured the grade II Risen Star Stakes in his last start, was a commanding winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 26.

  • Land Over Sea rolls to victory in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Land Over Sea Cruises in Fair Grounds Oaks

    With unbeaten rival Songbird far away on the West Coast, Reddam Racing's Land Over Sea nailed down her first stakes win in convincing style March 26 in the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II).

  • Take the Stand comes home strong to win the Muniz Memorial Stakes.

    Take the Stand Easily Wins Muniz Memorial

    Earle Mack, Wachtel Stable, and Brous Stable's Take the Stand popped the gate from the rail post position and never looked back in a handy victory in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Fair Grounds.