Louisiana Downs

Joel Dominguez Won Six Of Seven Races On Louisiana Downs’ Saturday Card

Saturday, June 23 was a memorable day for both jockey Joel Dominguez and his agent, Don Simington. Dominguez won six of seven races on the card at Louisiana Downs, finishing third in the sixth race. Hector Del-Cid, who also is represented by Simington, guided Bitsy’s Half to victory, “spoiling” the sweep by Dominguez. Dominguez began his day winning the […]

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Louisiana Downs Announces Purse Increase For 2018 Thoroughbred Season

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season, effective June 30.  All overnight races, up to and including $12,500, will be increased by $1,500. All other purses will be raised by $1,000. The 84-day live racing season began on May 5 and the cards on Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons have been well-received on-track as well as by […]

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Trainer Danny Pish Sees Rare Pair Of Dead Heats At Louisiana Downs

It was quite an unusual day for trainer Danny Pish Tuesday afternoon at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. With four starters on the card, Pish’s runners won two races in not one, but two dead heats. In the third race Okbyeceya, a 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief and Perfect Poet could not be separated at the wire. Three races later, it was […]

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Longtime Assistant Becky LeBlanc Saddles First Two Winners

Monday, May 14 was a very good day for trainer Becky LeBlanc. Just two months after getting her trainer’s license, she shipped in two horses to Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and won her first career race. On, Tuesday, May 15, she added a second win! Born and raised in Sioux City, Neb., LeBlanc fell in love […]

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Tragedy Brings Racing Community Together At Louisiana Downs

The 2018 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got under way on Saturday, May 5.  It was a bittersweet beginning of the meet for 2016-’17 leading trainer Joey Foster. The Vinton, La., resident topped all conditioners with 301 starters and a record of 68 wins, 55 seconds and 48 third-place finishes in 2017.  He […]

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Aubrie Green Scores ‘Dream’ First Win At Keeneland

Aubrie Green beamed as she walked down the tunnel to return to the Jockeys Quarters yesterday after her first Keeneland victory aboard trainer Jose Sanchez’s Mansoor in the first race. “Oh, my gosh – I’m in shock,” Green said. “I kind of want to cry.” Green, who grew up in Ririe, Idaho, rode her own Thoroughbred in […]

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Louisiana Downs’ 2018 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule Led By Grade 3 Super Derby

The 2018 Thoroughbred racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, May 5. The 84-day meet will include 14 stakes featured in two premier events, Louisiana Cup Day on Saturday, August 4 and Super Derby Day on Sunday, September 2. The live racing season will be highlighted by the running of the Grade […]

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Clocker Suspended Five Years For Posting Fraudulent Workouts; Trainers Sanctioned

Two Quarter Horse trainers and a clocker at Sam Houston Race Park have been fined and suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards after an investigation determined that fraudulent workouts for at least 10 horses were entered into the Equibase system that documents workouts and racing results for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Clocker Tiffani […]

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Success And Downturns In Oil Industry Have An Impact On Louisiana’s Horse Racing Industry

There are several oil rigs located off the coast of Louisiana, and a booming oil industry – or one that hit some ‘rough waters’ – has an impact on the state’s horse racing industry, according to a report by KLFY-10 News. According to the news station, the recent downturn in the oil industry has had an […]

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Louisiana Downs Cancels Live Racing For Tuesday Due To Winter Storm

Due to freezing temperatures and snow, officials have canceled the Tuesday, January 16th card at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Racing will resume on Saturday, January 20 with this week’s feature, the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes. The 2018 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got underway on Saturday, January 6. The 46-day meet includes 12 […]

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