Super Derby

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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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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Sophomore Filly Taylor’s Spirit May Take On Males In Super Derby Prelude

Nominations for the annual Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 3 have closed with considerable interest from local and nationally prominent horsemen. The Louisiana Cup Day program will feature six divisional stakes for accredited Louisiana-breds and the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the main […]

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Super Derby, Louisiana Cup Day Top Louisiana Downs’ Stakes Schedule

The 2019 Thoroughbred racing season will get underway at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, May 4. The 84-day meet includes 14 stakes highlighted by two major events, Louisiana Cup Day on Saturday, August 3 and Super Derby Day on Saturday, September 7. The marquee stakes of the meet is the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby, […]

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An ‘Old Man’ Of 30, Pablo Morales Celebrates 200th Win Of 2018

With the deadline fast approaching, jockey Pablo Morales summoned a consummate front-running performance from 4-year-old gelding Polar City in Tampa Bay Downs’ ninth race to earn his 200th victory of 2018. The 30-year-old Morales, the leading jockey this year at Presque Isle Downs, reached the 200 mark for the first time last year, when he […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Labor Day Extravaganza

A strong three-day lineup awaits horse racing enthusiasts this holiday weekend, culminating with Labor Day on Monday and a pair of Grade 1 stakes for 2-year-olds, potentially candidates for next year’s Kentucky Derby trail. Kicking off the action on Saturday are a pair of Grade 1 races at Saratoga, the Spinaway for juvenile fillies, a […]

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