Louisiana

War Front Colt Leader Of Men Tops Super Derby Prelude

An excellent edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 3. The card featured seven stakes and purses of $420,000, highlighted by a very competitive running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth attracted seven with the top […]

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Mr Money Bags Headlines Seven-Horse Field In Super Derby Prelude

The fields are set for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 3. First post is 3:15 pm (Central) for the all-stakes card which will feature six stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds as well as the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The Prelude for 3-year-olds will be contested at the distance of a mile […]

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The Right Horse Initiative Awards $100,000 Grant To Rehome Louisiana Thoroughbreds

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, a 501(c)3 nonprofit equine adoption organization specializing in racehorse aftercare, has been awarded a grant to expand their program into Louisiana. The WaterShed Animal Fund, through its Right Horse Initiative, awarded the $100,000 grant to New Vocations to support opening a new facility and rehoming 50-plus retiring Thoroughbreds annually. Opening […]

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‘Remarkable’ History Of Louisiana Downs On Display In Track’s New Racing Hall Of Fame

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce the formation of its first Racing Hall of Fame. It will serve as an opportunity to honor the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. A committee was formed earlier this year […]

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Ours To Run Defends Her Title On Louisiana Legends Night At Evangeline

Evangeline Downs hosted its annual celebration of the Louisiana-bred Thoroughbred on Saturday night with Louisiana Legends Night. There were eight stakes races with purses totaling $550,000, making it the richest night of the entire Thoroughbred season. The first stakes race of the evening featured a returning champion in Ours to Run, who defended her victory […]

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Louisiana-Bred Wild About Star Posts Mild Upset In The Very One

Brittlyn Stable’s Wild About Star, racing for the first time outside of her native Louisiana, came with a sweeping move on the outside and stormed down the center of the track to pass favored Jo Jo Air to win Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One at Pimlico Race Course. “I am wild about Star!” said winning […]

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New Vocations And Rosie Napravnik Join Forces To Open Satellite Facility In LA

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced they have expanded their efforts by opening a satellite facility in Covington, Louisiana.  The new facility will focus solely on taking in horses retiring from one of the four Louisiana racetracks as well as training centers and farms within the state. Last November former jockey Rosie Napravnik initiated talks with […]

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Parker, Close Associate Of Louisiana ‘Rescue,’ Arrested For Animal Cruelty

The saga of a kill pen rescue in Louisiana continued this week with the arrest of one of its associates on multiple animal cruelty charges. Hal Parker, 60, of Haile, La., was taken into custody by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office on the morning of Feb. 19 and has been charged with one felony count […]

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Baffert Won’t Ship Chasing Yesterday For Fair Grounds’ Rachel Alexandra

Chasing Yesterday, the Grade 1-winning half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, will not start in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, according to drf.com. Trainer Bob Baffert is not shipping the filly or his Risen Star entrant Kingly to Louisiana. Both Chasing Yesterday and Kingly drew outside posts: Chasing Yesterday drew post […]

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Calhoun Celebrates ‘Mind Boggling’ 3,000th Training Victory

Trainer Bret Calhoun scored his 3,000th career victory on Sunday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when Douglas Scharbauer’s Most Mischief got the best of a blanket photo finish in the eighth race. Calhoun, 54, became only the 30th Thoroughbred conditioner to win 3,000 races. “It’s mind boggling,” Calhoun said. “When you compare […]

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