Keyword: Louisiana Derby

  • Louisiana Downs Set for May 5 Opening Day

    The 2018 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs commences on Saturday, May 5. Opening day will include eight races beginning at 3:15 pm (Central) and the simulcast of the 144th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs. 

  • Lone Sailor (outside) is edged by Noble Indy in the Louisiana Derby

    Derby Hopeful Lone Sailor Well Worth Purchase Price

    While Lone Sailor was just denied what would have been an emotional win for his connections in the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) March 24 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the $200,000 purse he earned surpasses his purchase price.

  • Noble Indy wins the The Twinspires Louisana Derby at Fairgrounds on March 24, 2018, jockey John Velazquez up

    The Week in Photos 3/27/2018

    Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks, New Orleans Handicap, Muniz Memorial Handicap, Santa Monica, San Luis Rey, Hutcheson, Sunland Derby, Sunland Park Oaks, Purple Martin, Takamatsunomiya Kinen, George Ryder and more.

  • Noble Indy (inside) fights off Lone Sailor to capture the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course

    Noble Indy Takes Louisiana Derby

    The already loaded slate of classic contenders on the roster for WinStar Farm got another boost March 24 when Noble Indy, the son of Take Charge Indy owned in partnership with Repole Stable, fought off Lone Sailor to win the Louisiana Derby.

  • Jeff Bloom celebrates Midnight Bisou’s win in the Santa Ynez Stakes

    Bloom Racing Flourishing at Every Point of Call

    Not only does his Bloom Racing have a leading contender for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) in multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou, it has a Kentucky Derby candidate in Snapper Sinclair, who starts in the March 24 Twinspires Louisiana Derby (G2).

  • More Good Options Than a New Orleans Menu

    Saturday is the biggest day of the season at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, with the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) and the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) heading a 14-race program.

  • Enterprising wins the 2017 Muniz Memorial

    The Week in Photos 4/4/2017

    Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park Oaks, Pan Americans, Louisiana Derby, Honey Fox, Muniz Memorial Handicap, New Orleans Handicap, Fair Grounds Oaks, Appleton, Orchid, Tokyo City Cup, Top Flight Invitaitonal, Australian Derby, T J Smith and more.

  • Girvin comes home strong to win the Louisiana Derby

    Girvin Reigns in Louisiana Derby

    Girvin booked his trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (G1) with a 1 1/4-length victory over Patch in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin: Handicapping South's Big Oaks and Derby Preps

    The Southern routes to Louisville come to a climax April Fools' Day, when Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots each highlight their final stakes-studded April 1 programs with preps to Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby.

  • Girvin's win in the Risen Star set the colt on the Kentucky Derby trail

    Girvin Heads Louisiana Derby Field

    In a Triple Crown prep season that has been full of chaos, Brad Grady's Girvin will hope to supply a bit of stability April 1 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • 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.

  • Fair Grounds to Offer 60 Stakes Races

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a comprehensive stakes schedule with 60 stakes worth more than $6.79 million for the 145th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval scheduled to begin Saturday, Nov. 19.

  • Mo Tom will try to win the Kentucky Derby off a six-week racing break.

    Fresh Horses Plentiful in 2016 Kentucky Derby

    The three trainers of Louisiana Derby (gr. II) runners expected to start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) are confident the six weeks between races will not be a problem for their horses.

  • Inside the April 2, 2016 Issue

    Slipping saddle can't stop California Chrome in the World Cup and more inside the April 2, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • ABR Wired: Derby Dreams

    Follow along with America's Best Racing for a compelling behind-the-scenes look as GMB Racing Manager Greg Bensel experiences the 2016 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • ABR Wired: Derby Dreams

    Follow along with America’s Best Racing for a compelling behind-the-scenes look as GMB Racing Manager Greg Bensel, the vice president of communications with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, experiences the 2016 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) with two 3-year-old Thoroughbreds vying to earn enough points to qualify for the starting gate of the upcoming Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, May 7.

  • 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.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Louisiana Derby

    Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) featuring Greenpointcrusader, Dazzling Gem, Gun Runner, Mo Tom, and Forevamo. Includes a special promotion just for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Louisiana Derby

    Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) featuring Greenpointcrusader, Dazzling Gem, Gun Runner, Mo Tom, and Forevamo. Includes a special promotion just for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Louisiana Derby.

  • Gun Runner wins the 2016 Risen Star Stakes.

    LA Derby: Gun Runner Faces Greenpointcrusader

    Risen Star (gr. II) winner Gun Runner will take on grade I winner Greenpointcrusader, who last finished second to Mohaymen in the Holy Bull (gr. II), when the two go postward in the March 26 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • Mo Tom

    Amoss Seeks Clear Sailing for Mo Tom

    Louisiana-based owners and a Louisiana-based trainer hope the home cooking works for their Mo Tom, who hopes to turn the tables on Gun Runner in the March 26 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds

  • War Story breezed five furlongs in 1:02 at Churchill Downs the morning of April 22.

    Final Kentucky Derby Work for War Story

    Louisiana Derby (gr. II) third-place finisher War Story put in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 22 when the 3-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02.

  • War Story

    Derby Contender War Story Works at Churchill

    War Story, who placed in all three of Fair Grounds' top races for 3-year-olds, worked at Churchill Downs April 8 in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • That Handicapping Show: Louisiana Derby

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap two Kentucky Derby prep races this week. The Louisiana Derby featuring International Star and the Besilu Stables Florida Derby featuring Upstart. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Louisiana Derby.

  • International Star will attempt to keep his winning streak alive March 28 in the Louisiana Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-c4PfjDL">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Tops LA Derby Lineup

    Ranked second on the leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and winner of two local preps, International Star will attempt to ace the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds on March 28.