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Goodprofit Returns Maiden-Breaking Effort In Louisiana Jewel

Delta Downs hosted a pair of stakes races on Friday night which included the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 Treasure Chest for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares. The Louisiana Jewel turned into a coming out party for James Mcingvale’s Goodprofit, who broke her maiden while under jockey Gerard Melancon. […]

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Jockeys Melancon, Batista Organize Relief Supplies For Hurricane Harvey Refugees

Jockeys Gerard Melancon and Alexis Batista worked together to organize a relief effort for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey last week, according to the Daily Racing Form. The riders gathered more than 50 cases of water and a stash of diapers to a shelter in Lake Charles, La. which has taken in Texas residents fleeing the […]

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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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Jockey Gerard Melancon Notches 4,500th Career Victory

Jockey Gerard Melancon became the 44th rider to reach 4,500 wins in his career on Thursday night at Evangeline Downs with a victory in the fourth race aboard Bad Behavior. Melancon had the gelding in contention right from the start of the race and, in fact, had a speed duel with his son, Jansen, who […]

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Melancon, Broberg Take Delta Downs Titles

Delta Downs closed out its 2015-16 Thoroughbred season on Saturday night with some familiar names making it to the top of the horsemen standings. Jockey Gerard Melancon claimed the title of leading jockey; Karl Broberg took home the hardware for leading trainer; and End Zone Athletics Inc. finished off the meeting at the top of […]

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Espinoza, Castellano, Bravo Among Finalists For George Woolf Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza, Gerard Melancon and Joe Steiner are the 2016 finalists for the trophy that has been presented […]

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Exaggerator Draws Near Outside Of Full Field In Delta Downs Jackpot

Delta Downs’ racing office saw a flurry of activity on Monday morning as final entries and post positions were drawn for Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III). The 2-1 morning line favorite for the 13th running of the track’s signature event is this year’s Saratoga Special (Gr. II) winner Exaggerator, from the barn of […]

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Melancon Voted Jockey Of The Week With 41 Percent Wins

Gerard Melancon (Fair Grounds/Delta Downs) was voted as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for winning 10 races, 6 seconds, and 2 thirds from 24 mounts. Melancon ended the week with a win percentage of over 41 percent and incredibly came in the money on 75 percent of his mounts totaling $246,635. The impressive […]

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Rise Up Rises to Occasion, Sets Stakes Record in Delta Jackpot

Trainer Tom Amoss and veteran jockey Gerard Melancon teamed up for four wins Saturday at Delta Downs punctuated by Rise Up capturing the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot  for 2-year-olds with a dominating a six length victory over Casiguapo and 10 points on the Road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby standings. The 11th Delta Downs Jackpot […]

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Gerard Melancon rides 4,000th career winner

It was a very special night for jockey Gerard Melancon at Delta Downs on Wednesday as he became the 65th North American rider to reach 4,000 career wins. He reached the milestone in a $4,000 claiming race aboard Doc R U It in the sixth race on the program. “I’ve had a very blessed career,” […]

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