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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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Sunday Silence Among Inaugural Inductees To Louisiana Downs Racing Hall Of Fame

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will honor the first class of its Racing Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 13. It will serve as an opportunity to honor the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Racing Hall of […]

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‘Remarkable’ History Of Louisiana Downs On Display In Track’s New Racing Hall Of Fame

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce the formation of its first Racing Hall of Fame. It will serve as an opportunity to honor the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. A committee was formed earlier this year […]

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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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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Brothers Still Uses Eye For Horses Behind The Scenes

A decade after a seamless transition from Classic-winning trainer to semi-retired bloodstock advisor, Frank Brothers continues to enjoy the Thoroughbred industry. Called “Frankie” by all who know him, his name is forever linked with a long list of high-profile runners topped by Preakness and Belmont winner and 1991 champion Hansel and 1997 Blue Grass Stakes […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Trainer Brad Cox

Trainer Brad Cox is the latest guest on the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast, presented by the New York Racing Association, now available for download. Cox talked with Serling on Friday, June 8 at Belmont Park one day in advance of saddling multiple stakes winner Monomoy Girl in the Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn presented by […]

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‘Unsung Hero,’ Natural Horseman James Jones Dead At 52

Retired trainer Frank Brothers remembers putting James Jones on some of his toughest horses when Jones worked as his assistant during the 1990s. “He’d get on all the bad ones and straighten ’em out,” Brothers recalled of the one-time bull rider. “When anyone else would ask, ‘What about that horse?’ He’d always smile and say, […]

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Claiborne Farm Moves Final Horses Out Of Al Stall’s Barn

Walker Hancock, new president of Claiborne Farm (after taking over for his father, Seth Hancock, last year), told the Daily Racing Form that the farm would no longer have horses with trainer Al Stall. The final four horses, including multi-millionaire Departing, have been moved to other trainers. Departing went to trainer Tommy Drury. “Al did […]

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Time Passages: Champion, Dual Classic Winner Hansel Enjoying Life At Lazy Lane Farm

When you drive up to Hansel’s private pasture here at Lazy Lane Farm, you can see his proud head over the rise of a lush green hill. His ears are pricked as he trots toward the black board fence and the people awaiting him. At 28, Hansel looks fabulous. Twenty-five years ago, when Hansel won […]

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‘I Haven’t Forgotten Anything’: Van Berg Returns To Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg has returned to Churchill Downs for the 2016 Spring Meet with high hopes for his stable of 30 horses following a successful winter at Oaklawn Park. “We got some decent horses,” Van Berg said. “We claimed some and got a good stable put together and got some really […]

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