Louisiana

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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Jockey Chris Rosier Arrested, Charged With Domestic Abuse In Louisiana

Louisiana-based jockey Chris Rosier was arrested this weekend in Bossier, La., charged with two counts of domestic abuse: one with strangulation and another with aggravated assault. He was booked by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at 3:22 P.M. on Sunday, and according to his rapsheet is still in custody. The 37-year-old rider most recently rode at […]

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Limation Gets The Jump On Super Derby Rivals For 26-1 Upset

One of two entrants for trainer Steve Asmussen, Michael Langford’s Limation was the significantly longer shot at 26-1 (stablemate Lionite went off at 5-1). Nearing the half-mile pole, however, the pace-stalking Limation made a bold early move to take the lead and turned for home with a two-length advantage. Diego Saenz guided the 3-year-old son […]

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Geroux Will Head To Louisiana Downs Sunday, Pilot Cox’s High North In Super Derby

In addition to the quality field of 3-year-olds set to compete Super Derby 39 on Sunday at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, fans will also have the opportunity to see one of the eminent riders in North America. Florent Geroux will make his Louisiana Downs debut on Sunday with six mounts on the Super Derby card. Born […]

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Amoss Hopes Lone Sailor Can ‘Take A Step Forward’ In Sunday’s Super Derby

A quality field of 3-year-olds will run in Super Derby 39 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, on Sunday, September 2. The marquee day of the 2018 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred meet will get underway at a special post time of 12:00 pm (Central). Leading the field is Lone Sailor who finished eighth in this year’s Run for […]

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Puerto Rican Nieves Closing In On First Leading Rider Title At Louisiana Downs

Emanuel Nieves is a young rider with a tremendous work ethic coupled with plenty of skill in the saddle. He is 25-years-old, though many mistake him for a teenager, and he is quietly earning the respect of many horsemen and horseplayers in Louisiana with his versatile riding style and well-timed finishes. Born in Caguas, Puerto […]

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Louisiana-Bred Pacific Pink Tepid Favorite In Ellis’ Groupie Doll Stakes

Having won 11 of 29 starts and $652,020, Keith Plaisance’s 6-year-old mare Pacific Pink moves into the deeper water of a graded stakes in Sunday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Groupie Doll at Ellis Park. Born in Louisiana, Pacific Pink heretofore has raced exclusively in her home state. The mare has won Delta Downs’ LA Bred Premier […]

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