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Former Jockey Beverly Burress Posting Solid Stats as an Owner and Trainer at Louisiana Downs

Former Jockey Beverly Burress Posting Solid Stats as an Owner and Trainer at Louisiana Downs

Becoming a jockey was a dream come true for Beverly Burress, who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up in Jones, Oklahoma. Both her dad, Bobby Burress, and uncle, Billy, had ridden the Louisiana circuit before embarking on second careers as trainers. She got her license in 2005 and rode for eight years. Burress […]

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First Winner for Louisiana Stallion Bind Comes at Evangeline Downs

First Winner for Louisiana Stallion Bind Comes at Evangeline Downs

Freshman Louisiana stallion Bind was represented by his first winner on June 2 at Evangeline Downs when his daughter Meter scored a five-length victory against maiden special weight company. The Louisiana-bred filly, who runs for breeders Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, was ridden by Colby Hernandez for trainer Al Stall. She clocked 4 ½ furlongs […]

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Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

Owner and Trainer Charles Hukill a Force at Louisiana Downs

There are many Thoroughbred trainers who pursue the profession because their families were horsemen, and their love for racing was passed down from previous generations. But Charles Hukill took a very different route. Hukill was born in Dallas, Texas, and built a very successful landscaping and sprinkler business in Plano, 20 miles northeast of downtown […]

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Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Gerardo Mora and Ronald Ardoin Make a Solid Team at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

If you are a Texas-based jockey looking to make an impact on the Louisiana circuit, what would it take to make that transition a success? First and foremost, skill in the saddle to ensure that established barns will take notice, and secondly, an agent who is respected by the horsemen and owners. Well, that formula […]

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Louisiana Stallion Flashpoint Gets First Winner

Louisiana Stallion Flashpoint Gets First Winner

Multiple graded stakes winner and freshman sire Flashpoint got his first winner on May 19 when Flashy Coop won a maiden race at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. Bred in Louisiana by Gerard Meloncon, Flashy Coop sold from the consignment of 5 B Farm at the Equine Sales Company Yearling Sale in […]

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Average and Median Jump at Equine Sales 2-Year-Old Auction, Record High Price Set

Average and Median Jump at Equine Sales 2-Year-Old Auction, Record High Price Set

Equine Sales Company on Tuesday held its 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, and recorded a significant increase in average and median while setting a record high price. All told, 41 of 60 2-year-olds offered sold for $832,300 with an average of $20,300 and median of $13,000. With a […]

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Apprentice Jockey Jose Guerrero Off to Sizzling Start at Louisiana Downs

Apprentice Jockey Jose Guerrero Off to Sizzling Start at Louisiana Downs

The 2017 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is off and running. One rider kicked off the meet on Saturday, May 6, with an early message that he is “in it to win it.” That jockey is apprentice Jose Andres Guerrero. Born in Mexico, Guerrero, 22, arrived in Texas four years ago and began […]

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Eight Horses Tie for the Fastest Time at Equine Sales Company Breeze Show

Eight Horses Tie for the Fastest Time at Equine Sales Company Breeze Show

The breeze show for the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale was held Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana, and a total of eight horses posted a clocking of :10 1/5 to tie for the fastest time at the eighth-mile distance. The auction is set for Tuesday at 11 a.m. Central. […]

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Brittlyn Stable Completes Stakes Sweep with Magic Vow in Equine Sales Derby at Evangeline Downs

Brittlyn Stable Completes Stakes Sweep with Magic Vow in Equine Sales Derby at Evangeline Downs

It was quite a first weekend in May for the Evelyn Benoit’s Brittlyn Stable Inc. They first won the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs on Friday with Bermuda Star, which also gave Brittlyn stallion Star Guitar his first stakes winner, and then they doubled down on that by winning the $60,000 Equine Sales […]

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Bermuda Star Becomes First Stakes Winner for Star Guitar in Equine Sales Oaks

Bermuda Star Becomes First Stakes Winner for Star Guitar in Equine Sales Oaks

Bermuda Star has won twice in her brief career, one was a maiden-breaking score on the turf at Fair Grounds in February and the second came Friday night in the $60,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs. On both occasions, Diego Saenz was in the saddle. The Oaks victory was just part of a stellar […]

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