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‘Old School’ Handicapper Clements Wins Louisiana Downs Contest

Opening day of the 2019  Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred meet got under way in Bossier City, La., on Saturday, May 4. A packed house was on hand for the return of live racing and a full afternoon of Kentucky Derby festivities. Rodney Clements of Shreveport, was hoping that his final contest entry in the Road […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Do Test Barn Thefts Expose Louisiana Lab Deficiency?

My phone lit up Wednesday morning after the Paulick Report published an article about the theft of post-race urine and blood samples from a locked freezer inside the test barn at Louisiana Downs. The break-in was discovered Jan. 12, the day the Bossier City, La., track began the second week of its 2019 Quarter Horse […]

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Horse Racing Whodunit: Samples Stolen In Louisiana Downs Test Barn Break-In

Law enforcement and Louisiana State Racing Commission officials are investigating a Jan. 12 break-in of the test barn at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and the theft of a number of split samples from a locked freezer. The break-in occurred during the second week of a Quarter Horse meeting that began on Jan. 5 at the Bossier […]

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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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Louisiana Downs Cancels Live Racing For Tuesday Due To Winter Storm

Due to freezing temperatures and snow, officials have canceled the Tuesday, January 16th card at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Racing will resume on Saturday, January 20 with this week’s feature, the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes. The 2018 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got underway on Saturday, January 6. The 46-day meet includes 12 […]

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Louisiana Downs Reports 12 Percent Handle Increase As Track Wraps Up Successful 2017 Meet

The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs concluded with a nine-race card on Wednesday, September 27. The 84-day meet, which got underway on May 6, wrapped with positive gains in handle and officials were pleased with the transition to a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday racing schedule. Louisiana Downs handled $67 million throughout […]

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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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Commission Approves Transfer Of Six Stakes From Evangeline To Louisiana Downs

On July 5, the Louisiana Racing Commission granted approval of the transfer of six turf stakes from Evangeline Downs to Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The turf features will now be run on the Franks Turf Course at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The schedule is as follows: Monday, July 17 $100,000 Legends Louisiana Turf      3 YO & Up […]

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Patrick Runyan Headed To NHC After Louisiana Downs Qualifying Tournament Victory

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs hosted a live qualifying contest for the National Horseplayers Championship on June 17.  The top two finishers are headed to Las Vegas in February to compete in the world’s richest and most prestigious handicapping tournament. Patrick Runyan took down the top spot. It was the first live tournament win for the 33-year-old […]

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