Louisiana Downs

No Training In Louisiana? Trio Of Tracks Ignore Commission’s Emergency Order

Horsemen at three different Louisiana racetracks have been unable to train for nearly three weeks now, despite an emergency order from the Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) handed down on March 20. Boyd Gaming, the entity that owns both Delta Downs and Evangeline Downs, attempted to order horsemen to leave its properties by Wednesday, March […]

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Penn National, Louisiana Downs, Fonner Park Suspend Live Racing; Gulfstream Casino Closes

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course announced Monday afternoon that live Thoroughbred racing will be suspended temporarily in conjunction with the previously announced temporary closure of all gaming operations at Penn National effective 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Updates will be provided […]

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Jennifer Sokol Promoted To Racing Operations Manager At Louisiana Downs

David Heitzmann, director of racing at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, announced that Jennifer Sokol has accepted the position of Racing Operations Manager at the Shreveport racetrack. Sokol has been employed at Louisiana Downs since 2007, joining the racing office in 2012. She most recently served as racing office manager. Her new duties will include supervision of […]

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Eight Additional Horses Test PCR Positive For EHV-1 At Remington

Eight additional horses in the second quarantine barn at Remington Park have tested PCR positive for EHV-1. These horses have been moved to the Isolation Barn and are clinically normal. Information to date indicates the virus has been contained to the two quarantined barns. The track announced on Nov. 15 that one horse had tested […]

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McKeever’s History As A Trainer Comes In Handy In Role As Track Super At Louisiana Downs

Billy McKeever, Jr. brings a unique skill set to his role as the highly-respected track superintendent at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The 56-year-old was born in Shreveport and grew up in nearby Benton, La. His late father, Billy McKeever, Sr., was a very successful Louisiana-base trainer. McKeever followed that same path and trained for six years, […]

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Rotation, Full Brother To Tapiture, Scores In Super Derby

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Saturday’s performance by Rotation in the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs was a perfect example of that age-old truth. The colt by Tapit out of the Olympio mare Free Spin, bred and owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, was the favorite in last month’s Super […]

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Weekend Lineup: Green Up For Grabs At Kentucky Downs, Belmont Park

Turf runners take back the spotlight this weekend as Kentucky Downs hosts five stakes races on its showcase card, four of which are graded, and Belmont Park returns with a pair of lucrative tests in the $1 million Jockey Club Derby and $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks. NBC will broadcast both the Jockey Club Derby and […]

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Knicks Go Seeks Return To The Winner’s Circle In Super Derby

A quality field of 3-year-olds will run in Super Derby 40 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, on Saturday, September 7. The marquee day of the 2019 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred meet will get underway at a special post time of 12:00 pm (Central). Leading the field is Knicks Go owned by KRA Stud Farms, who has been […]

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Louisiana Downs Honors Legacy Of ‘Frankie’ Brothers With Namesake Stakes

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will present Super Derby 40 on Saturday, September 7. The marquee event of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet will feature seven stakes, highlighted by the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby. However, one other noteworthy feature will be the inaugural running of the $60,000 Frank L. Brothers Stakes. The mile and one-sixteenth turf contest […]

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