Keyword: Louisiana

  • Philadelphia Park

    PA Seeks to Keep 'Race' in Racino

    A Pennsylvania regulator said progress is being made in attempts to educate legislators and make sure horse racing gets its due as gaming parlors continue to open around the state, but much remains to be done.

  • Jury Out on Rebates, Computer Bets

    There may not be imminent decisions in the ongoing debate over high-volume betting shops and computer-assisted wagering. The industry remains split on mechanisms that have increased or shifted pari-mutuel handle, depending on the point of view.

  • Model Rule on Steroid Use Blasted

    The model rule regulating use of anabolic steroids in racehorses is flawed and not based on scientific evidence, and the current state-by-state roll out of the regulations is problematic, horsemen's representatives said Jan. 25.

  • Wagon Limit

    Wagon Limit to Louisiana

    Wagon Limit, sire of grade I winner Silver Wagon, will stand the 2008 season at Moon Lake Equine Center near Elm Grove, La.

  • Grade I Winner Lion Tamer's First Foal Born in Louisiana.

    Lion Tamer's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by grade I winner Lion Tamer was born Jan. 12 at T.J. Dickie's farm near Baton Rouge, La.

  • Jockey Julien Leparoux is shifting his tack to the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

    Leparoux Moves to Fair Grounds

    Jockey Julien Leparoux is shifting his tack to Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., after spending about six weeks in California, according to the jockey's agent, Steve Bass.

  • Kentucky Cup Juvenile winner Texas Fever takes on favored Blackberry Road in the Lecomte Stakes.

    Blackberry Road Favored in Lecomte

    Dogwood Stable's Blackberry Road may be the 7-2 morning line choice for the $100,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), but he'll face two unbeaten runners, a graded stakes winner, and an impressive 9 1/4 length victor when a field of nine heads to the post at the Fair Grounds Jan. 12.

  • KHRA Studies Past-Posting Incident

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority will form a subcommittee to investigate an incident in which wagering on a Fair Grounds race at Keeneland remained available while a race was in progress, officials said Dec. 17.

  • Cole Norman

    Trainer Norman Charged with DWI

    Trainer Cole Norman was arrested and charged Nov. 26 with driving while intoxicated, hit and run, simple criminal property damage, and possession of the drugs Lortab and Xanax without a prescription in his hometown of Haughton, La.

  • National HBPA Sets Meeting Forums

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address rebates, computer-assisted wagering, equine drug testing, immigration, and other issues during its winter convention scheduled for Jan. 24-28, 2008, in New Orleans.

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    Fair Grounds Meet Coverage on HRTV

    HRTV will provide comprehensive live coverage of the 2007-08 Fair Grounds beginning Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. The 81-day meet runs through March 23.

  • The 10-year-old stallion Snuck In has relocated from Florida to Louisiana.

    Snuck In to Velocity in Louisiana

    Graded stakes winner Snuck In has been relocated to Velocity Farm near Shreveport, La., where he will stand for $2,500.

  • Louisiana Sale to Offer 431 Horses

    The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana will offer 431 horses at its annual yearling sale, followed by a mixed session. The sale is set for Oct. 15-16 at the Ike Hamilton Equine Exposition Center in West Monroe, La.

  • Evangeline Downs Concludes a Successful Season

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino's recently concluded 2007 spring/summer season showed across-the-board gains in several major categories, including total handle, on-track handle, purse distribution, and average field size for the 89-night meet.

  • State Sales Tax on Claims Dropped in Louisiana

    People who claim Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses at any licensed racetrack in Louisiana are no longer required to pay a state sales tax under a new law, the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has announced.

  • Louisiana Legends Night to Offer $1 Million in Purses

    For the first time in its 42-year history, Evangeline Downs will offer purses totaling more than $1 million dollars on a single racing program Saturday night with Legends Night III, a 13-race card featuring 11 stake races restricted to Louisiana bred horses.

  • Preakness rivals Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel have committed to the Cajun Jockey Challenge.

    'Cajun Jockey Challenge' Set for Evangeline Downs

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will hold its first "Cajun Jockey Challenge" the evening of July 13. A brunch to assist the Race Track Chaplaincy of America will be held earlier that day.

  • Jockey Patin Back in the Winner's Circle

    Showing no rust from a seven-year absence, jockey Joe Patin Jr. guided Mr Forestrey ($15.80) to victory in his first mount back in the second race April 25 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino.

  • Norman Suspension Upheld in Louisiana

    The Louisiana Racing Commission on Friday upheld trainer Cole Norman's six-month suspension and $1,000 fine for two separate incidents late last year involving total carbon dioxide violations.

  • Louisiana HBPA Says No to TVG Exclusive Deal

    The Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has decided not to consent to the sending of the signal from Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino to TVG under the current exclusive arrangement between the track and racing network.

  • Count the Time Filly Tops 2-Year-Old Sale at Evangeline Downs

    Iknowuthinkimsexy became the sale topper at the March 18 John Franks Memorial 2-year-old in training and paddock sale and the highest-priced horse in the sale's five year history at Evangeline Downs when she fetched a winning bid of $135,000. Though the sale sold more 2-year-olds this year, averages dipped slightly.

  • Louisiana Sale has 244 Cataloged

    The March 18 John Franks memorial two-year-olds in training and paddock sale at Evangeline Downs will offer 211 juveniles and 33 racing and breeding prospects.

  • Former Louisiana Broodmare of Year Run Prissy Run Dead

    Louisiana's 2002 broodmare of the year Run Prissy Run, died of an apparent heart attack March 5 at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, Louisiana. The unraced daughter Bayou Hebert out of the Tudor Grey mare Jannis Jan, was 16-years-old.

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    Appealing Zophie to Use Fair Grounds Oaks as Springboard

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Appealing Zophie has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite among eight 3-year-old fillies for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Lone Star Sky and Lunarpal Sire First Foals

    The first reported foals by graded stakes winners Lone Star Sky and Lunarpal arrived in January at Brett A. Brinkman's Le Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La.

  • Wildcat Shoes' First Foal

    The first reported foal by multiple stakes winner Wildcat Shoes is a filly born Feb. 1.

  • Retired Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, seen here at a 2005 Churchill Downs tribute, announced new chaplaincy support program.

    Chaplaincy Launches Disaster-Aid Response Program

    The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America has launched "White Horse Riders," a group of specially trained RTCA chaplains who will deploy to assist racing-related victims during disasters in areas where racing workers and racetracks are adversely affected.

  • Jockey Jerri Nichols-Leblanc, victim of deadly crash.

    Report: Jockey Jerri Nichols-Leblanc Dies in Crash

    A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in south-central Louisiana Dec. 13 caused the death of Jerri Nichols-Leblanc, a 35-year-old jockey who predominantly rode at Louisiana racetracks.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen.

    Asmussen Case Remains in Dispute in New Mexico

    The New Mexico Racing Commission denied a settlement proposal from an attorney representing trainer Steve Asmussen, who is battling a six-month suspension after one of his horses tested positive for a prohibited Class 3 drug in March.

  • 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.

  • Norman Gets Six-Month Suspension in Louisiana

    Trainer Cole Norman was suspended for six months and fined $1,000 by the Delta Downs stewards after two horses he saddled in the Jean Lafitte Stakes Nov. 3 at Delta Downs tested in excess of the permitted levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2).