Martha Claussen

Rotation, Full Brother To Tapiture, Scores In Super Derby

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Saturday’s performance by Rotation in the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs was a perfect example of that age-old truth. The colt by Tapit out of the Olympio mare Free Spin, bred and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, was the favorite in last month’s Super […]

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Knicks Go Seeks Return To The Winner’s Circle In Super Derby

A quality field of 3-year-olds will run in Super Derby 40 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, on Saturday, September 7. The marquee day of the 2019 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred meet will get underway at a special post time of 12:00 pm (Central). Leading the field is Knicks Go owned by KRA Stud Farms, who has been […]

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Louisiana Downs Honors Legacy Of ‘Frankie’ Brothers With Namesake Stakes

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will present Super Derby 40 on Saturday, September 7. The marquee event of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet will feature seven stakes, highlighted by the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby. However, one other noteworthy feature will be the inaugural running of the $60,000 Frank L. Brothers Stakes. The mile and one-sixteenth turf contest […]

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‘More Confident’ Joel Dominguez Making His Mark At Louisiana Downs

Jockey Joel Dominguez has made the most of his three-year tenure at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. He began riding here in 2017 as an apprentice, winning 31 races that year and returning in 2018, losing his bug on May 22, but transitioning smoothly to the journeyman ranks. He wrapped up the Louisiana Downs meet as the […]

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War Front Colt Leader Of Men Tops Super Derby Prelude

An excellent edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 3. The card featured seven stakes and purses of $420,000, highlighted by a very competitive running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth attracted seven with the top […]

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Mr Money Bags Headlines Seven-Horse Field In Super Derby Prelude

The fields are set for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 3. First post is 3:15 pm (Central) for the all-stakes card which will feature six stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds as well as the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The Prelude for 3-year-olds will be contested at the distance of a mile […]

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Sophomore Filly Taylor’s Spirit May Take On Males In Super Derby Prelude

Nominations for the annual Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 3 have closed with considerable interest from local and nationally prominent horsemen. The Louisiana Cup Day program will feature six divisional stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds and the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the main […]

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Louisiana Downs Honors Racing Hall Of Fame Inductees

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs held its first Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 13. The event, which was open to the public, honored the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. A committee was formed earlier this […]

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Louisiana Downs, Indiana Grand Team Up For Super Tuesday Pick 4

A new wager, the Super Tuesday Pick 4, will be introduced on Tuesday, June 25. The wager teams two Caesar’s Entertainment racetracks: Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, which both offer Tuesday matinee racing programs. Two races from each property will be selected for the Super Tuesday, Pick 4 wager: races six […]

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‘Every Win Was Special’: Former Jockey Ardoin Reflects On Louisiana Downs Hall Of Fame Induction

This month’s announcement regarding the inaugural Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Racing Hall of Fame was greatly appreciated by jockey Ronald Ardoin. He and fellow retired rider Larry Snyder are the first two jockeys to be inducted. The July 13 Racing Hall of Fame ceremony will be the fourth Hall of Fame honor for Ardoin, who was […]

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