Louisiana Derby

Cox: Louisiana Derby Winner Wells Bayou ‘A Candidate Right Now’ For Arkansas Derby

Two accomplished runners for trainer Brad Cox recorded workouts on an overcast Sunday morning at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., including Louisiana Derby winner and Arkansas Derby candidate Wells Bayou. Wells Bayou breezed in company moments after the track opened under exercise rider Gustavo Abrego, the brother of assistant trainer Jorgito Abrego, who oversees Cox’s […]

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‘Completely Brad’s Decision’: Wells Bayou May Target Re-Scheduled Arkansas Derby

Wells Bayou returned to the work tab for the first time since winning the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) March 21 at Fair Grounds, covering a half-mile in :49.80 Monday morning at Oaklawn. The track was rated good. Under normal circumstances, Wells Bayou would make his next start in the Kentucky Derby, traditionally run the […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Wells Bayou Continues To Pay Off For Whitman Sales

Christy Whitman knew she got a bargain when she landed a Lookin at Lucky colt for $18,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and that proved true when she sold him for $105,000 the following year. What she couldn’t plan for was precisely how big of a deal her good deal would become. From […]

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Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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Wells Bayou Debuts On NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Wells Bayou capped a huge day for trainer Brad Cox when he captured the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March 21 and the son of Lookin At Lucky also caught the eye of voters by earning 121 points to enter the top ten in the seventh position in this week’s National Thoroughbred […]

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Rescheduled Arkansas Derby Could Be An Option For Wells Bayou

Louisiana Derby winner Wells Bayou exited Saturday’s race in good condition, the Fair Grounds’ leading trainer Brad Cox told drf.com on Sunday. The 3-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with his victory, the Run for the Roses has been delayed until Sept. 5. One option […]

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Wells Bayou Steps Up With Frontrunning Louisiana Derby Triumph

Clint Gasaway, Lance Gasaway, Madaket Stables, and Wonder Stables’ Wells Bayou put in a winning performance in Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, leading throughout the 1 3/16-mile contest to score 100 points toward the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was sent to post as the 3-1 favorite, and gave […]

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By My Standards Kicks Away Late In New Orleans Classic

Back on the scene of his biggest victory in last year’s Louisiana Derby, Allied Racing Stable’s By My Standards turned in another big performance in this Saturday’s Grade 2 New Orleans Classic. The 4-year-old son of Goldencents won the $400,000 race by about four lengths as the 2-1 second choice. Ridden by Gabriel Saez for […]

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NBC Sports Cancels Horse Racing Coverage This Weekend

NBC Sports tweeted on Saturday that “due to ongoing Coronavirus uncertainty,” it would not be broadcasting this weekend’s coverage of TVG’s Trackside Live during the scheduled slot from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast planned to include live coverage of the Louisiana Derby from the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Instead, that time slot […]

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