Keyword: Louisiana

  • 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.

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    Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker.

  • Palace Malice wins the New Orleans Handicap.

    Palace Malice Runs Off With N.O. Handicap

    Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice may have been the narrow second choice in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) at Fair Grounds, but the son of Curlin proved best in an impressive 4 3/4-length score going 1 1/8 miles.

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    Grindstone Elevated Louisiana Derby in 1996

    Grindstone was an unheralded colt who never grabbed the public's attention. He served notice, however, that 3-year-olds capable of a strong run down the longest stretch in the nation should not be disregarded.

  • Equine Sales Co. 2YO Catalog Now Online

    Equine Sales Co. of Louisiana has announced that the catalog for the inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale will be held on April 28 is now online.

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    Paolucci Moves Ria Antonia to Baffert

    Trainer Jeremiah Englehart and owner Ron Paolucci have parted ways over Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Ria Antonia. The filly will be sent to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Untapable (left) makes her move in the Rachel Alexandra.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088418865&k=jv59xxq">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable Cruises in Rachel Alexandra

    Add another to the list of impressive Tapit homebreds campaigned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen this season; Untapable won the Feb. 22 Rachel Alexandra (gr. III) by 9 1/2 lengths.

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    Vicar's in Trouble in Tough for Risen Star

    Vicar's in Trouble, dominant 6 3/4-length hero of the Jan. 18 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, drew a tough outside post in an overflow field entered for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 22.

  • Emmett Park Moves into Risen Star Field

    Gore Range Stable's Emmett Park has joined the Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (gr. II) field at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as he drew in off the also-eligible list following the scratch of Bond Holder.

  • Daddy Nose Best won the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 18.

    Daddy Nose Best Enters Fair Grounds on Roll

    Multiple grade III winner Daddy Nose Best will try for a third straight stakes win on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots turf and sixth victory in seven starts in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 22.

  • Sunbean and Richard Eramia take the Louisiana Premier Night Championship.

    Sunbean Shines in Premier Night Championship

    Brittlyn Stable's homebred Sunbean used a quick turn of foot turning for home and went on to win the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Feb. 1 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in stakes record time.

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    TOBA January Member of the Month

    Involved in every aspect of equine care, Rodriguez speaks passionately about the sport that's been part of her life for 30 years.

  • Prayer for Relief will carry 123 pounds in the Louisiana Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Leads Louisiana Handicap

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, 6 1/4-length winner of the Tenacious Handicap last time out, looms a strong choice despite top impost of 123 pounds in the Louisiana Handicap Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds.

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    Wagering Declines Lead to Fair Grounds Cuts

    Citing an overall decline in wagering, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has canceled four stakes and cut purses for a dozen others, including the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), which went from $500,000 to $400,000.

  • Louisiana Rider Anna Roberts Retires

    Louisiana jockey Anna Roberts, who rode at Fair Grounds sparingly over the past few years after graduating from Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron's North American Racing Academy, has decided to call it quits.

  • String King won the Mr. Sulu Stakes Nov. 23 on the turf at Fair Grounds. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2926417407&k=8RcX3t9">Order This Photo</a>

    String King to Try Dirt at Fair Grounds

    Charles Smith homebred String King, who has registered all seven of his stakes victories on turf, will switch to the main track for a start in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds.

  • Equine Sales Company Auction Set for Oct. 28

    Equine Sales Company has announced that the catalog is now online for its open yearling and mixed sale. The auction is set for Oct. 28 beginning at noon at the Equine Sales Thoroughbred Auction Facility in Opelousas, La.

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    Bind to Stand in Louisiana in 2014

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Bind, a 5-year-old son of Pulpit, will enter stud in 2014 at Jay Adcock's Red River Farm near Coushatta, La., as property of Claiborne, Dilschneider, and Nathan Granger.

  • Withers Named to Fair Grounds Racing Position

    Howard "H" Withers, the OTB and casino operations manager for Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots' 11 off-track betting facilities in the New Orleans metropolitan area, has been named general manager of racing at the track.

  • Departing runs away from the competition in the Super Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2750529198&k=gRZsSZG">Order This Photo</a>

    Departing Wins by Daylight in Super Derby

    There's no doubt Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's 3-year-old Departing is a talented runner, and he reinforced that point Sept. 7 by winning the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) by four lengths at Louisiana Downs.