The top two choices in the Dec. 12 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes at Fair Grounds hooked up in early stretch, but it didn't last long as The Pickett Factor put away Mobile Bay and drew off to win.
String King, the Louisiana-bred gelding who has earned $890,552 for owner-breeder-trainer Charles Craig Smith, will be seeking his third straight win in the Louisiana Cup Turf Classic at Louisiana Downs Aug. 8.
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This year's edition of the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs Sept. 6 drew a competitive filed of 11, headed by the one-two finishers of the Ohio Derby and the first three finishers of the Prelude Stakes.
The annual Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana yearling sale sponsored by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will be held Sept. 29-30 at the Ike Hamilton Equine Exposition Center located in West Monroe, La.
Odds-on favorite Crimson Stag made every pole a winning one, turning back longshot Zarb's Music Man to win the $75,000 Crescent City Derby for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.
Arcus, ridden Shane Laviolette, surprised favored Walk This Way with a gate-to-wire victory in Saturday's $75,000 Crescent City Derby for 3-year-old Lousiana breds at Fair Grounds.
Trainer Larry Robideaux, who believed Witt Ante should have been undefeated going into Saturday's $75,000 Crescent City Derby at Fair Grounds, showed his confidence was not misplaced thanks to his colt's 2 3/4-length win in the 1 1/16-mile test for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|B and B's Pulpit||Merrill R. Scherer||
|Blue Forty Two||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Clueless Rusty||L. Jay Cuccia||
|Dixie Beat||Brent Delahoussaye||
|Gold Appointment||Robert Rockwell||
|Grand Isle||Leo G. Gabriel, Jr.||
|Hail to the Nile||Sturges J. Ducoing||
|Hot Zapper||Andrew Leggio, Jr.||
|Kapenta||Henry B. Johnson, Jr.||
|Let Me In||Ron Faucheux||
|Montbrooks Miracle||Ray Sibille||
|Salute the L T J G||Patrick Mouton||
|Yankee Gambler||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Youve Got a Friend||Louie J. Roussel, III||
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