Super Derby

Mr. Misunderstood Victory ‘Put The Love Back Into Racing’ For Jockey Rosier

Fans on the track apron last Saturday for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs might have thought that rider Chris Rosier had won the Kentucky Derby when he galloped back aboard Mr. Misunderstood, the winner of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. Rosier was elated regarding the performance of the 3-year-old son of Archarcharch, who […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Up To The Task In Super Derby Prelude

A very exciting edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 5. The card featured nine stakes and purses of $460,000, was highlighted by the running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds on the Franks Turf Course at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth […]

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9-Year-Old Prayer For Relief Retired To Stand In Florida

Farm Owners Joe and Helen Barbazon are excited to announce the addition of recently retired multiple graded stakes-winner, Prayer for Relief, to the  stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, for the 2017 breeding season. Stud fee is $3,500. “Prayer for Relief arrived yesterday and what a terrific looking young horse! We are […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes-Winning Gelding Departing Officially Retired

With $1.96 million in the bank, the 6-year-old gelding Departing has officially been retired from racing, reports bloodhorse.com. A War Front homebred for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, the multiple graded stakes winner will live out his days at Claiborne’s old stallion barn, alongside Hall of Famer Lure and graded winner Parading. “He ran a […]

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‘A Good Racehorse Finds You’: $10,000 Yearling Texas Chrome Pre-Entered In Dirt Mile

Owner Danny Keene purchased Texas Chrome for just $10,000 in an October yearling auction at Lone Star Park in 2014. The sophomore son of Grasshopper has gone on to be one of the owner’s best investments, building up to a September which saw him win both the G3 Super Derby and the G3 Oklahoma Derby […]

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Texas Chrome Up The Rail For Super Derby Triumph

Jockey C.J. McMahon gave a triumphant fist pump as he and Danny Keene’s Texas Chrome crossed the wire first in Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs, earning the first graded stakes victory for both himself and trainer J. R. Caldwell. The sophomore son of Grasshopper made a perfect move up the rail […]

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Weekend Lineup: Super Derby, Kentucky Turf Cup Highlight Saturday Cards

The racing lineup this Saturday is highlighted by a pair of Grade 3 races with relatively large purses: The Super Derby at Louisiana Downs with a $400,000 purse, and the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs with its $600,000 pot. Kicking off the action on Saturday is the G3 Violet Stakes (5:04PM EST) at Monmouth […]

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Equibase Analysis: Dalmore, Mo Tom Square Off In Saturday’s Super Derby

Among the seven horse field for the 37th running of the Grade 3, $400,000 Super Derby are two previous graded stakes winners, Mo Tom and Dalmore. Mo Tom won the Grade 3 LeComte Stakes in January before three losses but redeemed himself with a win when last seen in the Ohio Derby. Dalmore won the […]

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Old Friends’ Wallenda Euthanized At Age 26

Winner of the 1993 Gr. 1 Super Derby and earner of over $1.2 million, 26-year-old Wallenda was euthanized Monday at Old Friends’ Retirement Farm. The pensioner battled a bad foot over the course of his life, according to bloodhorse.com. Purchased by Cot Campbell for his Dogwood Stable at the 1992 Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Sale, the […]

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Mobile Bay Rallies To Super Derby Victory

Tigertail Ranch’s homebred Mobile Bay surged down the center of the track to pull away late for a victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs Saturday afternoon. The Louisiana-bred son of Lone Star Special out of the Out of Place mare Tranquility Bay was ridden to the Super Derby score by […]

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