Keyword: Louisiana

  • Skyring won the 2014 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap.

    Skyring Back for Fair Grounds Handicap

    On Feb. 21, the 6-year-old son of English Channel returns with a new trainer, and his connections' hope that he can ace the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT), a race in which he finished second in 2014.

  • Sabercat won the 2011 Delta Downs Jackpot.

    Sabercat to Averett Farm in Louisiana

    Sabercat, a son of Bluegrass Cat and winner of the 2011 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III), will stand the 2015 breeding season at Gerald Averett Jr.'s Averett Farm in Louisiana. His fee will be $3,500.

  • String King fights for the win in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    String King Game in Col. Bradley Victory

    Louisiana-bred String King put away tough pacesetter Gentleman's Kitten and carried on to a well-earned victory Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, taking the $125,000 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) to become a graded winner.

  • Hard Aces rolls to victory in the Louisiana Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-QtN4pDs">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Aces Upsets Albano in Louisiana 'Cap

    Albano was expected to ace the Louisiana Handicap in his Jan. 17 return to the races, but it was longshot Hard Aces who notched his first stakes score at odds of 9-1 in the $75,000 Fair Grounds event.

  • Top Decile finished second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-zBF3Gc7">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Decile Heads Silverbulletday

    The 23rd running of the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes has produced arguably the most impressive field in recent memory with its nine entrants for Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, including Top Decile and West Coast Belle.

  • Villandry won the 2014 River City Handicap.

    Catalano Looks to Topple Villandry in Bradley

    In the Nov. 8 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT), Gainesway Stable's Villandry finally notched a graded win for trainer Charles LoPresti. Following a move to the barn of David Carroll, he looms Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds.

  • Savoy Stomp at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select sale.

    Pricey Savoy Stomp Seeks Lecomte Victory

    Savoy Stomp, an $875,000 purchase from the 2013 Saratoga Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale, could be the one to beat for Team Valor International and Southern Equine Stable in a group of 11 entered for the Lecomte.

  • Sunbean dominates the Delta Mile Stakes.

    Sunbean in Hand for Easy Delta Mile Victory

    Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.

  • Take Charge Brandi and Paco Lopez take the Delta Downs Princess Stakes.

    Take Charge Brandi Takes Down Delta Princess

    Proving her Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) victory was no fluke, Willis Horton's Take Charge Brandi returned Nov. 22 to claim the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) as the favorite at Delta Downs.

  • THS: Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes at Delta Downs this weekend. This is a 2-year-old race that kicks off the Kentucky Derby trail.

  • Grand Contender won the 2013 Delta Mile.

    Grand Contender Eyes Delta Mile Repeat

    Seven stakes winners are among the eight-horse field set for the Delta Mile Stakes, one of seven supporting stakes on the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) card Nov. 22.

  • Mr. Z takes on a full field in the Delta Downs Jackpot.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-Tq6XGKp">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Z Tops Competitive Delta Jackpot Field

    Zayat Stables' Mr. Z, coming off a fifth-place finish in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), heads a group of 10 plus two also-eligibles for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.

  • Wake Up Nick, winner of 4 stakes, is among those nominated to the Delta Downs Jackpot.

    Lucrative Delta Jackpot Gets 13 Pre-Entries

    Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino said Nov. 11 it received 13 pre-entries for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), the richest 2-year-old stakes in North America outside of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Frank Brothers

    Brothers Inducted to Louisiana Sports HOF

    Frank Brothers was a Thoroughbred trainer for nearly four decades, saddling 2,359 winners at a 22% rate, with half of his 10,440 starters finishing in the money while earning $48.9 million in purse money since 1974.

  • Coteau Grove Farms to Reduce Racing Stable

    Keith and Ginger Myers have announced Coteau Grove Farms plans to expand its breeding operation and reduce its racing stable. The farm said it will sell 21 Louisiana-bred yearlings and horses in training at Louisiana sales.

  • Delta Downs

    Delta Jackpot Scheduled for Nov. 22

    Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2014-15 stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes worth $4.6 million, highlighted by the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.

  • Equine Sales Yearling Sale Catalog Online

    The catalog for Equine Sales Company's select yearling sale is now available online with the 233 head representing a significant increase over the 174 cataloged for the inaugural yearling sale in 2013.

  • Ide Be Cool

    Ide Be Cool Named LA Horse of the Year

    Henry Ray Dunn's Ide Be Cool, unbeaten in four starts at 2 in 2013, was named accredited Louisiana-bred horse of the year May 24 at the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeder Association's annual meeting in Opelousas.

  • Racing at the Fair Grounds

    Churchill to Make Fair Grounds Improvements

    Churchill Downs Inc. officials told Louisiana lawmakers May 13 the company will reinvest in Fair Grounds, thus staving off legislation that would have forced a portion of the track's annual slots revenue to track improvements

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    LA Lawmakers Blast CDI But Defer Bill Action

    An official with Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots assured Louisiana lawmakers May 6 that owner Churchill Downs Inc. will make the improvements required under a conditional license it received from state racing commission.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    Louisiana Grants One-Year License to CDI

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission April 29 granted a one-year conditional license to Churchill Downs Inc. for Fair Grounds. The company must provide a list of improvements to be made in the next 60 days.

  • Vicar's in Trouble
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    Louisiana Hopes Riding on Vicar's in Trouble

    In stature Vicar's in Trouble will be one of the smallest starters in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but he will carry big hopes for not just his connections but the state of Louisiana as well.

  • CDI: Next Gaming Push in KY Likely for 2016

    Churchill Downs Inc., which spent $600,000 in the first quarter of this year on another failed bid for casino gambling in Kentucky, believes the next opportunity to makes its case will come in 2016.