Despite rainy weather, Lone Star Park registered increased attendance and total on-track wagering at its spring Thoroughbred meet, although all-sources handle declined 3.1% to $67.6 million.
Last in the early running, Brittlyn Stable's homebred Sunbean edged ahead in deep stretch and scored a repeat win in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean will seek his third stakes win in six weeks when he defends his title in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean proved worthy of the fans who backed him down to 3-10 favoritism by drawing off late to an easy 2 3/4-length victory March 1 in the $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes at Fair Grounds.
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean returned to Louisiana-bred company in winning style, nosing out String King in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
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.
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.
Donoharm, winner of the Fifth Season Stakes and Essex Handicap this winter at Oaklawn Park, headlines Lone Star Park's Texas Mile (gr. III) April 27.
Heavy On Themister, ridden by Rosie Napravnik, ran away with the 10th running of the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship at Delta Downs Feb. 2 to highlight a 10-stakes card for state-breds at Vinton, La.
Heavy On Themister, under an all-out drive from Rosie Napravnik, scored a one-length victory in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
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.
Pin Oak Stable's Alternation became a millionaire with a victory in the $200,000 Governor's Cup at Remington Park Aug. 11, but he had to work for it.
Alternation seeks redemption against a short field of four others in the $200,000 Governor's Cup Stakes at Remington Park Aug. 11, but Zayat Stables' speedy Prayer for Relief presents a challenge.
Star Guitar, the all-time leading Louisiana-bred earner, added to his legacy June 30 when he rallied to win the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Night Classic at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in track record time.
For the third consecutive year, Brittlyn Stable homebred Star Guitar has been honored as Louisiana Horse of the Year.
Windy Hill Farm's Nate Mineshaft got back on the winning track with an easy front-end victory in the $300,000 Lone Star Handicap (gr. III) at Lone Star Park May 28.
Continuing his comeback from an injury that knocked him off the 2010 Triple Crown trail, Endorsement swept past 11-10 choice Canonize in deep stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park April 28.
Star Guitar won the Louisiana Premier Night Championship for the fourth consecutive time, rallying from last early to capture the $200,000 event by 3 1/4 lengths on the night of Feb. 4 at Delta Downs.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
The Guitar Hero video game franchise has been exceedingly popular...But it probably isn't half as popular in Louisiana as the state's own four-legged "guitar hero," Star Guitar.
Odds-on Star Guitar cleared off in the stretch for his third consecutive Louisiana Champions Day Classic title at Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots Dec. 10.
Perfect so far in 2011, Star Guitar will be seeking his third consecutive win in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 10.
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Perfect in four starts this year, Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief will try to pick off another lucrative stakes purse Oct. 16 when he leads a field of 12 in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.
Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief held off Populist Politics and Awesome Bet in the stretch to win the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) in wire-to-wire fashion Sept. 10 at Louisiana Downs.
Three-year-olds from all over the country compete in the Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs. Will it be a shipper, or a local favorite? Predict the Order
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Break Up||Brett A. Brinkman||
|Fate's Right Hand||Robby R. Robinson||
|Get in Da House||Karl Broberg||
|Heavy On Themister||Ron Faucheux||
|Lee's Spirit||Edward J. Johnston||
|Lovely Vin||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Make It Roses||Ricky Courville||
|Populist Politics||Terry W. Vance||
|Ten to Midnight||Andrew T. Ney||
|Watch My Smoke||Ron Faucheux||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Strike Your Colors S.||DEL|
|Shine Again S.||SAR|
|A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase S. (gr. I)||SAR|
|Quick Call S.||SAR|