Louisiana Derby

Fair Grounds Prepares For Meet With Nearly $7 Million In Purses, Three Derby Preps

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced that 56 stakes worth a total of $6.87 million will be up for grabs for this upcoming 2018-19 racing season, which is set to begin on Thursday, November 15. Headlining the stakes program is Louisiana Derby Day on March 23, which is the signature day of racing at the […]

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Lone Sailor Will Try To Take Advantage Of ‘Pace Set-Up’ In Haskell

The time-tested axiom that pace makes the race is precisely the reason that trainer Tom Amoss announced today that he has decided to send Lone Sailor – runner-up in the Ohio Derby and the Louisiana Derby – to Sunday’s betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, bringing the field to six for the track’s signature race. Amoss was looking […]

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Grade 1 Winner Girvin Returns In Lone Star’s Sexton Mile

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational last July, will return to racing in the Grade 3, $200k Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park on Sunday, May 6. “He is training great,” said owner Brad Grady who attended the races at Lone Star Park Thursday. “He had some great workouts at Keeneland. […]

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West Point Admires ‘Versatility’ Of My Boy Jack, Purchases Interest

A member of last year’s Kentucky Derby-winning entourage of owners, West Point Thoroughbreds has just purchased an interest in 2018 contender My Boy Jack. According to bloodhorse.com, the 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will carry the silks of Monomoy Stable (Sol Kumin) on the first Saturday in May. “I’ve always liked this horse and admire his […]

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Louisiana Derby Runner-Up Lone Sailor Blazes 5 Furlongs In :57.60 For Amoss

G M B Racing’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby runner-up Lone Sailor fired a bullet five-furlong move in :57.60 Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2-million, G1  Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5. With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor started nine lengths behind workmates Pearl’s Opinion (:59.80) and Blaze a Trail (1:01) […]

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My Boy Jack Will Make Derby Field After Lexington Win

The short stretch of Saturday’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes was a big question for late-running favorite My Boy Jack, but Kent Desormeaux timed his ride perfectly to hit the wire just a head in front of the 7-2 Telekinesis. Owned by Monomoy Stable and Don’t Tell My Wife Stable, My Boy Jack earned 20 points […]

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Audible ‘Outstanding,’ Noble Indy ‘Solid’ In Derby Works At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull (G2) winner Audible continued preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Friday morning when he worked a half-mile in :48.74 at Palm Beach Downs. Owned by China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, Head of Plains Partners and WinStar Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher, Audible galloped out in 1:02.22 while working alongside the 4-year-old […]

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Churchill-Based Lone Sailor Tunes Up For Derby With ‘Nice And Easy’ Breeze

TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) runner-up Lone Sailor returned to the work tab Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs with a half-mile breeze in :47.60, his first major tune-up in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I). With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor breezed through splits of :12 and :24, before galloping out five furlongs […]

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Riding For Pletcher: Velazquez Will Stick With Vino Rosso, Castellano To Ride Audible

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s domination of the Kentucky Derby trail has been well-documented this season. So far, he has saddled the winners of the Wood Memorial, Holy Bull, Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and the Rebel, and will send out the likely favorite in this Saturday’s Arkansas Derby. Barring any missteps between now and the first Saturday in […]

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Risen Star Winner Bravazo ‘Straight To The Derby’ After Troubled Trip In Louisiana

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Gary Stevens teamed up on Saturday in the Louisiana Derby with Risen Star winner Bravazo, but a troubled trip proved costly, according to drf.com. Lukas had the Calumet-owned son of Awesome Again shipped back to his home base at Oaklawn Park, where he is scheduled to return to the track on […]

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