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Nine Stakes to be Contested on Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Nine Stakes to be Contested on Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

The fields are set for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, August 5. First post is 3:15 pm (Central) for card which will feature nine stakes, highlighted by the running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds will be contested on the Franks Turf Course at the distance of […]

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Ready Prospector Strikes Gold, She’screative Triumphant in Divisions of “Shine” Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs

Ready Prospector Strikes Gold, She’screative Triumphant in Divisions of “Shine” Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs

Virginia Lazenby Racing Stable’s Ready Prospector was able to survive an early speed duel and then withstand a furious charge from the favored I Want a Picture to prevail in the $75,000 D.S. “Shine” Young Futurity for colts and geldings on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. Ready Prospector was sent right up into the fray […]

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More than 200 Head Entered in Equine Sales Consignor Select Yearling Sale

More than 200 Head Entered in Equine Sales Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Equine Sales Company has announced a catalog of 214 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale set for August 31 at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana. “We have just about the same number of yearlings as we did last year, but I think buyers will notice an increase in the sire power of this catalog,” […]

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Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

Summer 2017 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The Summer 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the Triple Crown heroes residing at Old Friends in Kentucky, the young trio of female jockeys emerging at Indiana Grand, the magic of horse racing at Oaklawn Park, […]

Trainer J.R. Caldwell Off to Fast Start at Ellis Park

Trainer J.R. Caldwell Off to Fast Start at Ellis Park

Among the new outfits racing regularly at Ellis Park this summer is trainer J.R. Caldwell, who got out to a quick start with two wins, a second and third with his first eight runners. This is Caldwell’s first full year in Kentucky, though he had horses for Churchill Downs’ spring meet a couple of years […]

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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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