Keyword: Louisiana

  • 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.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    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.

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    Ria Antonia Readies for Run Against Boys

    The longshot winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) doesn't know she's competing against girls, just knows she wants to beat other runners, according to owner Ron Paolucci.

  • 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.

  • Bind

    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.

  • Mr. Nightlinger Celebrates First Winner

    Mr. Nightlinger was represented by his first winner Aug. 23 as E Z Glider posted her first victory in the first race, a maiden claiming event at Louisiana's Evangeline Downs.

  • First Winner for Stallion Lone Star Special

    Louisiana stallion Lone Star Special was represented by his first winner when Chickasaw Bayou, posted a victory in her second start on Aug. 18 in the second race at Louisiana Downs.

  • Designer Legs wins the Adirondack Stakes.
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    Designer Legs Emerges With Adirondack Win

    Designer Legs, a Louisiana-bred filly who cost $10,000 at auction and began her career in the upper Midwest, shipped into Saratoga Race Course and emerged with a grade II victory to her credit in the Adirondack Stakes.

  • Flashpoint

    Flashpoint to Stand at Stud in Louisiana

    Spendthrift Farm has purchased Flashpoint, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) and Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III). The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Pomeroy will stand at Le Mesa Stallions for 2014.

  • Miss Monroe First Winner for Behindatthebar

    Louisiana stallion Behindatthebar was represented by his first winner when Miss Monroe captured a five-furlong maiden special weight for juvenile fillies in her third start July 27 at Louisiana Downs.

  • Monzante

    LA Plans No Further Action in Monzante Case

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has concluded that no further action is needed in the case involving the former grade I winner Monzante who broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20.

  • Monzante at the 2009 Breeders' Cup.

    Trainer: Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

    Jackie Thacker, the trainer that opted to euthanize grade I winner Monzante, said he made the call when it was apparent the gelding was suffering after a breakdown in a July 20 claiming race at Evangeline Downs.

  • Heavy On Themister is the favorite in the Legends Night Classic.

    Heavy On Themister Heads LA Legends Night

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino will once again offer purses totaling more than $925,000 for the ninth edition of Louisiana Legends Night, which features a field of 12 for the key attraction--the $100,000 Classic.

  • John Ward

    Kentucky's Ward New Chairman-Elect of RCI

    John Ward, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was selected chairman-elect of the Association of Racing Commissioners International board of directors, the organization announced May 1.

  • Optimizer faces nine in the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap.

    Mervin Muniz 'Cap is Optimizer's to Lose

    Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.

  • Snuggs and Kisses (right) fights off Daisy Devine to win the Bayou Handicap.

    Snuggs and Kisses Upsets 'Daisy' in Bayou

    Snuggs and Kisses upset Daisy Devine in an off-the-turf edition of the $75,000 Bayou Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, fighting gamely down the lane to manage a gate-to-wire score by a head.

  • Undefeated Unlimited Budget makes her first start of 2013 in the Rachel Alexandra. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2240508722&k=xS7zjHR">Order This Photo</a>

    Unlimited Budget Favored in Rachel Alexandra

    Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) victress Unlimited Budget has been pegged the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, in her season debut.