Lecomte Stakes

23 Entrants In Risen Star: Fair Grounds To Split Derby Points Race Into Two Divisions

With a total of 23 sophomores entered in next Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, the Fair Grounds racing office made the decision to offer two splits of the $400,000 Kentucky Derby points race. Each division will carry the original $400,000 purse and award full “Championship Series” Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points (50-20-10-5). For the […]

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After Lecomte Win, Casse Hoping To Keep Triple Crown Prep Party Going In Smarty Jones

Mark Casse had the Midas touch last year in the Triple Crown and its prep races, and the trainer will try to add to that success when he sends out lightly raced Lynn’s Map in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at one mile, the first of four Kentucky Derby points races at Oaklawn in Hot […]

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Enforceable Puts It All Together For Lecomte Victory

A very well-bred but slow-developing son of Tapit, John Oxley’s Enforceable put all the pieces together for a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old colt, a full brother to Mohaymen and a half-brother millionaire New Year’s Day, was the third winner on the card for trainer […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions, Derby Points On Offer In Lecomte

Gulfstream Park is hosting the Sunshine Millions Stakes card this Saturday, a series of four stakes races for Florida-breds highlighted by the $200,000 Classic as the second-to-last event on the card. The nine-furlong contest is topped by Sunshine Millions Classic Preview winner Red Crescent, who was fourth last out in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday. A […]

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Full Field Of 14 Seeks Kentucky Derby Points In Lecomte Stakes

Led by Joseph W. Sutton’s Scabbard, the maximum number of 14 three-year-olds are programmed to leave the starting gate in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3), one of six stakes to be run on “Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone”. Now run at 1 1/16 miles, the Lecomte offers 10-4-2-1 points on the […]

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Into Mischief Colt Digital Set To Stretch Out For Calhoun After Sharp Maiden Score

Trainer Bret Calhoun said Tom Durant’s Digital, a sharp maiden sprint winner at second asking at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., on December 28, will be asked to tackle a route of ground in his next assignment. “We’re going to point him towards a two-turn allowance race at Fair Grounds on January 17,” Calhoun […]

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Lynn’s Map Edges Mr. Monomoy In Key 2-Year-Old Allowance Route At Fair Grounds

The Santa Super Saturday card at Fair Grounds Racecourse featured six stakes races, but it was a two-turn allowance for 2-year-olds that may have been St. Nick’s greatest gift of all. Over a racetrack that was sloppy all day, race 13 on the 14-race card had the look of a prep for the “Road to […]

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Fair Grounds Allowance Race Could Serve As Prep For January’s Lecomte Stakes

We’re feasting on stakes, six of them to be exact, on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse, but you’ll want to stick around for dessert. Race 13 of 14 on Saturday is carded as a first-level optional claimer for 2-year-olds, but in reality, it’s a major stepping stone to the Lecomte (G3), to be […]

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Cox Preparing Talented Juveniles Mr. Monomoy, Taraz For Major Points Preps

Trainer Brad Cox has plans in place to get two of his talented 2-year-olds ready for their 2020 campaigns, reports the Daily Racing Form. Mr. Monomoy, the half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl, will try two turns for the first time in an allowance race Saturday at the Fair Grounds, a race Cox hopes will step the […]

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