Louisiana Derby

Equibase Analysis: Who Might Upset War Of Will In Louisiana Derby?

Since breaking his maiden in his fifth career start (first on dirt) last fall, War of Will has won two stakes races in a row – the Grade 3 LeComte Stakes and the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, both at Fair Grounds, and will  be attempting to win the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby […]

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Louisiana Derby: War Of Will Looks To Remain Perfect On Dirt

No rival has yet made a dent in War of Will’s leadership of the 3-year-old division in New Orleans this winter, but 10 will make a belated attempt to do so Saturday in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade I) at Fair Grounds. The 1 1/8-mile Louisiana Derby is the finale on a 13-race program […]

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Sueno Reminds Desormeaux Of Past Kentucky Derby Hopeful My Boy Jack

A trainer of Thoroughbreds for three decades, Keith Desormeaux’s outstanding horsemanship has been displayed at a top level recently with his presence at Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May for the past three years. The native of Lafayette, La. hopes to make this his fourth year in a row of having a Kentucky […]

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War Of Will, Country House Rematch Set For Louisiana Derby

A field of 11 sophomores has been set for Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ final prep on the Road To The Kentucky Derby – the 106th running of the Grade II $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby on Saturday, March 23. Six weeks out from the Grade I $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford […]

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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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War Of Will Records ‘Beautiful Piece Of Work’ Toward Louisiana Derby

Not a thing has changed with the way two-time Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots graded stakes winner War of Will has trained and the connections wouldn’t have it any other way. In his most important work in preparation for the Grade II $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby on March 23, trainer Mark Casse’s assistant […]

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Mott: Hidden Scroll ‘Seems Bright’ After Loss, Country House Headed For Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has not lost faith in his early candidates for the Kentucky Derby, despite Fountain of Youth favorite Hidden Scroll’s somewhat disappointing fourth-place finish after setting a rapid early pace. “He came out of it well,” Mott told drf.com. “He doesn’t seem to be knocked out. Acts pretty darn good. […]

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War Of Will ‘Great As Ever,’ Dream Maker ‘Very Good’ In Fair Grounds Breezes

Rain or shine, business typically goes on as planned at Mark Casse’s stable at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, so a sealed and muddy main track early Saturday morning did not deter assistant David Carroll from working two of the stable’s prized 3-year-olds. Owned by Gary Barber, two-time graded stakes winner War of Will […]

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Fair Grounds Announces Early Post Time On Louisiana Derby Day

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced an early first post of 11:00 a.m. CT on Louisiana Derby Day, Saturday March 23. As part of their “Road the Kentucky Derby” series, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will broadcast (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. CT) both the Grade II $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby and the Grade […]

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‘Very Bright And Not Tired’: Risen Star Winner War Of Will Pointed To Louisiana Derby

Gary Barber’s War of Will emerged from Saturday evening’s triumph in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., in good order according to trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll who stated that the G2, $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 23 would likely be his next start. “He looked […]

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