Keyword: Louisiana

  • 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.

  • Oxbow in the LeComte Stakes.

    Risen Star a Popular Race; 15 Entered

    With a $400,000 purse and some major points along the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds has attracted an overflow field of 15 3-year-olds headed by grade III winners Oxbow and Circle Unbroken.

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    Believe You Can Targets New Orleans Ladies

    Believe You Can is likely to make her next appearance in the March 9 New Orleans Ladies Stakes while stablemate Mark Valeski will aim for the Mineshaft Handicap, and other Larry Jones contenders are on the move.

  • Believe You Can returns with an easy win in the Tiffany Lass Stakes.

    Believe You Can Cruises in Tiffany Lass

    Brereton Jones' homebred Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can returned from a layoff of more than seven months to capture the $94,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes by 10 1/4 lengths Feb. 2 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Daisy Devine and James Graham take the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap.

    Daisy Devine Streaks On in Marie Krantz

    Grade I winner Daisy Devine went wire-to-wire on good turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 26, taking the $72,750 Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap at odds of 1-10 for her third straight victory.

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    Fair Grounds: Daisy Devine Makes Season Debut

    James Miller's Daisy Devine will make her 2013 debut in the $75,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 26, and she's ready to roll despite a one-week postponement of the race.

  • Bashford Manor winner makes his 2013 debut in the Lecomte Stakes.

    Circle Unbroken Starts Season in Lecomte

    Grade III winner Circle Unbroken makes his 2013 debut Jan. 19 in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, stretching out in distance and taking on eight other 3-year-olds including Canadian stakes winner Avie's Quality.

  • Contest Yields Names for Fair Grounds Races

    A contest that resulted in more than 300 entries from fans and employees at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has resulted in Battle of New Orleans and Van Berg Stakes as names for two new races on the track's calendar.

  • Populist Politics is the 3-1 morning line favorite for the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes.

    LA Champions Day: Populist Politics At Last?

    Populist Politics could emerge as the new state-bred ruler at Fair Grounds Dec. 8 when he takes on 10 other runners in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, main event of eight restricted stakes in New Orleans.

  • Spendthrift, Park Stud Fees Unchanged

    Spendthrift Farm leaves its stud fees unchanged in Kentucky and regional markets. The farm has 11 stallions in Kentucky and others at Park Stud (Ontario), Keane Stud (N.Y.), and Elite Thoroughbreds (La.)

  • Evangeline Downs' 2012 Handle Rises

    Evangeline Downs' recently concluded spring/summer Thoroughbred season recorded solid numbers including increases in average nightly handle, average nightly on-track handle, and total on-track handle.

  • Remainder of FG Quarter Horse Meet Canceled

    Fair Ground Race Course & Slots has canceled the last four days of the summer Quarter Horse meet due to complications at the New Orleans, La., track caused by Hurricane Isaac.