Risen Star Stakes

With Arkansas Derby As Goal, Wright Hasn’t Lost Confidence In Anneau d’Or

Less than a half-length kept Anneau d’Or from an undefeated 2-year-old season and an Eclipse Award in 2019. But 2020 hasn’t gone so well, and not just because racing has been suspended at Santa Anita and the colt’s home track at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Anneau d’Or […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: A Warrendale Sales Exacta In Southwest Stakes

The 3-year-old crop of 2020 has already been a standout one for the Warrendale Sales operation, spearheaded by British Idiom, last year’s Eclipse Award winner for champion 2-year-old filly. The bounty has multiplied rapidly over the past few days, with three Warrendale consignment graduates picking up points on the Kentucky Derby trail, including both parts […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Modernist Shows Traits Of Classic Profile

The victories by Mr. Monomoy (by Palace Malice) and Modernist (Uncle Mo) in the two divisions of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans promoted those two colts to the top of the Kentucky Derby point standings for the time being. While Mr. Monomoy is now atop the […]

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Fourth Time’s The Charm? Alvarado Derby Dreaming With Modernist

Pam and Martin Wygod’s Modernist, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and expertly piloted by Junior Alvarado, earned 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points and an 84 Beyer Speed Figure with a prominent score in Saturday’s second division of the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds. The dark bay son of Uncle Mo graduated […]

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Mr. Monomoy Powers Home On Top In First Division Of Risen Star

The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl, Mr. Monomoy lived up to his breeding with a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old son of Palace Malice grabbed the lead at the start, turned back a challenge from Blackberry Wine at the head of the lane, and […]

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Derby Dispatch: Two-Division Risen Star Steps Up Qualifying Points

The Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series is set to kickoff Saturday in New Orleans with split divisions of the $400,000 Risen Star (Grade II) at Fair Grounds. Over the next nine weekends, 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will continue their quest for points in select races to secure a berth in the starting gate for the 146th running of […]

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Equibase Analysis: Another Upset Brewing On Road To Kentucky Derby?

There were so many entries, 23 to be exact, in this year’s Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes that the race had to be broken up into two divisions. This one, the second division, brings together a field of 12 all hoping to make their mark on the road to the Louisiana Derby next month, […]

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Lukas Aiming Millionaire Bravazo At Pegasus World Cup

Bravazo, the most accomplished member of D. Wayne Lukas’ current stable, is still pointing for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at 1 1/8 miles Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, the Hall of Fame trainer said Sunday morning. A homebred for Calumet Farm, Bravazo finished fourth in the 2019 World Cup before […]

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Risen Star, Louisiana Derby, Lecomte Will All Be Longer In 2020

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced that 56 stakes worth a combined $7.13 million will be offered during the upcoming 2019-20 racing season, which is set to begin Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28. “We are proud to once again continue our growth and support of the thoroughbred racing industry with our purse allocations […]

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