Keyword: Louisiana

  • Risen Star.

    Legends: Risen Star, Pride of Louisiana

    He raced for New Orleans, becoming the pride and joy of anyone who called the bayous home and making Louisiana the capital of the horse racing industry for a brief yet unforgettable period of time.

  • Mo Tom wins Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds

    Risen Star Can Serve as Gauge for Mo Tom

    Trainer Tom Amoss said the field for the Feb. 20 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds is one of the deepest he has seen at the Louisiana track, and he believes that's good for Mo Tom, who he trains for G M B Racing.

  • Airoforce has successfully transferred his form to dirt.

    Airoforce, Mo Tom Top Risen Star

    Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency (led by G M B Racing's Mo Tom) in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds.

  • The Pickett Factor wins at Fair Grounds

    The Pickett Factor Heads Championship Stakes

    Melissa Cantacuzene's The Pickett Factor, winner of the Louisiana Classic Stakes in his last start, returns to action Feb. 6 for the $200,000 Louisiana-bred Premier Night Championship Stakes at Delta Downs.

  • Randy Romero was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

    Randy Romero: In a Race for Life

    Retired jockey Randy Romero is to racehorses what Evel Knievel was to motorcycles and Nik Wallendato high wires. Skill, injuries, and courage are imbedded like bone screws in his career and life.

  • Louisiana Breeders' Award Rate Reduced

    Citing some revenue reductions, as well as the success of the program itself, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has informed members that breeder award rates will be cut by 2% later this year.

  • Control Stake rolls to victory in the Thanksgiving Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kS24hj8">Order This Photo</a>

    Control Stake Too Tough in Thanksgiving 'Cap

    Maggi Moss' Control Stake, the lone 3-year-old in the field, got the jump on the competition from the gate and wasn't headed en route to a solid win in the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Lotta Kim and Dede McGehee

    Half Brother to Rachel Alexandra Wins Debut

    Heaven Trees Farm's 2-year-old colt Dolphus, a half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, made his first start a winning one when he captured a maiden special weight event at Fair Grounds Nov. 22.

  • Exaggerator comes home in front in the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes.

    Exaggerator Holds in Delta Jackpot

    Exaggerator was the class of the field headed into the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) on the merit of a fourth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), and the Curlin colt delivered.

  • Cougar Ridge holds off Departing to win the Delta Mile.

    Cougar Ridge Edges Departing in Delta Mile

    Richard Bahde's Cougar Ridge, claimed for $62,500 in April, won his fourth race in a row when he rallied from just of the pace to capture the $250,000 Delta Mile Nov. 21 at Delta Downs in Louisiana.

  • Goldencents won the 2012 edition of the Delta Downs Jackpot

    'Jackpot' Comes of Age for Delta Downs

    The $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, inaugurated in 2002, has come a long way, and a decision made several years ago to move the race to the afternoon has led to strong gains in pari-mutuel wagering.

  • Departing

    Departing Standout on Delta Downs Undercard

    Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider's homebred Departing looms a standout in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes that tops the undercard for the Nov. 21 Delta Jackpot card at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.

  • Saratoga Special winner Exaggerator heads $1 million Delta Jackpot Stakes

    Exaggerator Morning-Line Choice for Jackpot

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, a steady fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was installed the 2-1 morning-line choice for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21.

  • Big World rolls to victory in the Tempted Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-H7nrBMB">Order This Photo</a>

    Big World Takes Tempted for 'Carlos'

    Big World easily made the lead and kept it Nov. 4 in the $200,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) on opening day at Aqueduct Race Track, securing her first graded win and becoming the first stakes winner for her sire.

  • Speighter Man to All Star in Louisiana

    Speighter Man, a 7-year-old son of top sire Speightstown and a half brother to Colonel John, will stand in 2016 at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulpher, La. His fee will be $2,000.

  • String King has won 126 of 36 starts, with 12 additional placings.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TZbwTx3">Order This Photo</a>

    String King Seeks LA Cup Turf Hat Trick

    String King, the Louisiana-bred gelding who has earned $890,552 for owner-breeder-trainer Charles Craig Smith, will be seeking his third straight win in the Louisiana Cup Turf Classic at Louisiana Downs Aug. 8.

  • L-R: Joe Patin, Billy Patin, and LeSean Conyers

    Three Evangeline Downs Jockeys Arrested

    Following an extensive investigation by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, three Louisiana jockeys have been arrested and charged for their roles in an alleged race-fixing scheme.