Lecomte Stakes

War Of Will Remains ‘Happy And Healthy’ Ahead Of Louisiana Derby

The wet track conditions were not what the connections were hoping for, but Grade III Lecomte and Grade II Risen Star Stakes winner War of Will marched on and continued to exhibit excellent work ethic in his final breeze for the Grade II $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby to be run Saturday, March 23 at […]

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Casse: Far Outside Post ‘Shouldn’t Matter’ For War Of Will In Risen Star

At this point, trainer Mark Casse knows what to expect when War of Will steps foot onto the racetrack. On Saturday morning the Grade III Lecomte Stakes winner solidified Casse’s belief that he deserves be considered a major contender on the Road To The Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of War Front hit the Fair […]

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Risen Star: Plus Que Parfait Has ‘Run Some Solid Races,’ But Needs Better Racing Luck

Things didn’t go the way trainer Brendan Walsh hoped that they would when Plus Que Parfait raced in the Grade III Lecomte Stakes last out. However, like any good horseman following a series of unfortunate events, he is putting it behind him and hopes that the son of Point of Entry will see a more […]

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Lecomte Winner War Of Will ‘Acts Like He Didn’t Even Really Run,’ Says Casse

The four-length winner of Saturday’s G3 Lecomte Stakes was in good spirits on Sunday, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. War of Will, a 3-year-old son of War Front, looked to have much more in the tank as he and jockey Tyler Gaffalione stopped the clock in 1:43.44 for 1 mile 70 yards. “He acts like he didn’t […]

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War Of Will ‘Wow’s Them In Lecomte

Gary Barber’s War of Will was absolutely dominant in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes, tugging jockey Tyler Gaffalione around the course and powering away to win by four lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old son of War Front was making just his second start on the dirt for trainer Mark Casse, and in so […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions

For much of the United States, sunshine will be in short order this weekend as a winter storm batters the East. Rain isn’t expected to hit South Florida until Sunday, however, so Saturday’s Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream should see a fast track and a firm turf with solid field sizes throughout the card. Mr. […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Might Rise To Top In Lecomte?

The 75th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes is the first of two prep races at Fair Grounds in New Orleans prior to the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 23. The outcome of the LeComte is likely to have an effect on who stays on the path to the Louisiana Derby by […]

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Wide-Open Field Of 14 Enters Lecomte In Search Of Derby Points

A contentious, overflow field of 14 sophomores (plus one also eligible) hope to earn valuable points on the Road To The Kentucky Derby when they line up for the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, the first of three local preps leading up to the Run for the Roses. The Lecomte is one of six stakes […]

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Desormeaux: ‘We Don’t Buy Pedigree, We Make Pedigree’

When it comes to shopping for young Thoroughbred prospects, trainer Keith Desormeaux and his team have a saying – “don’t buy pedigree, make pedigree”. Like so many of his recent stars, Night Ops’ bloodlines might not jump off the page, but the connections believe he has what it takes to be competitive in Saturday’s Grade […]

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Winchell’s Homebred Pair ‘Hard To Separate’ Ahead Of Lecomte

As the Racing and Bloodstock Manager for prominent horse owner Ron Winchell, one of David Fiske’s most important roles is to find a path to the Kentucky Derby for the stable’s top 3-year-olds. On Saturday, promising sophomores Wicked Indeed and Tight Ten hope to cement their status in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at […]

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