Colby Hernandez

2,000-Win Milestone Nets Colby Hernandez Jockey Of The Week Title

After reaching a career milestone of 2,000 wins, Colby Hernandez was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 28 – February 3, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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‘Fun Journey’: Colby Hernandez Celebrates 2,000th Career Victory

Jockey Colby Hernandez reached his 2,000th career victory on Friday evening’s Starlight Racing program aboard Tigertail Ranch’s Crocodile Jacques in the third race for trainer Victor Arceneaux. Hernandez, 30, is currently third in the jockey standings at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet (as of publication) with a total of 36 victories, trailing […]

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Broberg Joins Asmussen, Lake In Horse Racing’s 500-Win Club

Karl Broberg on Thursday joined Steve Asmussen and Scott Lake as the only trainers in North American horse racing history to win 500 races in a single year. Summer Lovin, ridden by Colby Hernandez and owned by Flurry Racing Stables, gave Broberg the milestone victory in the second race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, […]

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Louisiana-Bred Star Pacific Pink Takes Aim On Tom Benson Memorial

A dozen Louisiana-bred fillies and mares are set to kick off the stakes program at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in the $50,000 Tom Benson Memorial Overnight Stakes – the featured event on Opening Day, Thursday November 15. The 3-1 morning line favorite for the one mile test over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course is […]

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Ultra-Consistent Pacific Pink Takes Delta’s $100,000 Magnolia

Delta Downs kicked off its stakes schedule for the 2018-19 Thoroughbred season on Friday night with the $100,000 Magnolia and the $50,000 My Trusty Cat serving as the main events on a 10-race program. The Magnolia, a one-mile test for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and upward, was won by Pacific Pink under jockey Colby Hernandez. The My […]

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Broberg Wraps Up Eighth Training Title At Evangeline Downs

As it so often is at Evangeline Downs, the main name to know was Karl Broberg. The perennially leading trainer at this racetrack won his eighth training title from 2011-2018 by a wide margin from his competition. His main jockey for much of the summer, Tim Thornton, parlayed that partnership into a second straight riding […]

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Undefeated Autumn Warrior Sets Sights On Super Derby; Lone Sailor Joins Nominees

A full field in last Saturday’s $60,000 Super Derby Prelude put on quite a show at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Three of the top four finishers from the Prelude now have their sights set on the Grade 3, $300,000 Super Derby on Sunday, September 2. The richest race of the 2018 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred racing season will also be contested on the main […]

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Autumn Warrior Overcomes Trouble To Win Super Derby Prelude

A very exciting edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 4. The card featured seven stakes and purses of $420,000, highlighted by an exciting running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth attracted a competitive field of 11. The top four will receive a […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Leads Field Of Six In $200,000 Super Derby

The draw took place Tuesday for Super Derby Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The program will get underway at 12:00 pm (Central) for the 13-race card which will feature seven turf stakes, highlighted by the running of the $200,000 Super Derby. The richest race of the 2017 Thoroughbred season is written for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the […]

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Fair Grounds Racing Club’s Efforting Wins Acadiana Stakes At Evangeline Downs

The Fair Grounds Racing Club landed their first stakes win Friday night when Efforting posted a 3½-legnth tally in the $50,000 Acadiana Stakes at Evangeline Downs. The daughter of Into Mischief bounced back off a fourth-place showing against allowance company over the same surface in late April and was sent to post as the 7-5 […]

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