Saturday’s Grade 2, $1 million dollar Louisiana Derby is the final official prep races at Fair Grounds on the 2023 road to the Kentucky Derby. The 1 3/16-mile race attracted a field of twelve 3-year-olds who will compete for the 100-40-30-20-10 points that go to the top five eligible finishers. Here is a look at the field. 1. SHOPPER’S REVENGE [ML 12-1] Trainer: Steve Asmussen. Jockey: … Continue reading Who Wins The Louisiana Derby ?
The Road to the Kentucky Derby will take a big turn on Saturday with the running of the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds. Two hundred Kentucky Derby qualification points are up for grabs in the 1 3/16-mile race, divided in 100-40-30-20-10 fashion among the first five finishers. The Winner is all but guaranteed a spot in the Derby starting gate, and the … Continue reading Louisiana Derby; Let History Be Your Guide
The road to the Kentucky Derby via Fairgrounds reaches its end on Saturday with the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. The entrants will travel 1 3/16 miles in this race, making the Louisiana Derby the longest Derby prep. The Louisiana Derby is one of the oldest Derby prep races, first held back in 1894. Since 1973, the race has been run as a Grade 2, … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Historical Winners
The chase for Kentucky Derby points will take on a different perspective after Saturday’s running of the Risen Star Stakes at Fairgrounds. It’s the first race with a 50-point top prize on the Road To The Kentucky Derby. Previous preps have put their top finishers in a contending position for a berth, but taking the Risen Star will give the Winner more than enough points to assure … Continue reading The Winner Of The Risen Star Is…
Fairgrounds will host the $400,000, Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Saturday. It was 2002 when the race was awarded Grade 3 status, and then bumped up to Grade 2 status in 2010. It will be the first 50-point race of the season on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, for horses hoping to make it into the starting gate on the first Saturday … Continue reading Stars Shine In The Risen Star
The 2023 Road To The Kentucky Derby heads back to the Louisiana portion of the path this Saturday, with the running of the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes. The Lecomte will be run at its customary 1 1/16-mile distance and will have a purse of $200,000 dollars. The race will award 20 points to the Winner on the Road To The Kentucky Derby points schedule. The race is … Continue reading The Lecomte Stakes
The Fair Grounds Race Course is one of the oldest operating racetracks in America. It is located in historic Mid-City on Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has a long, complicated history that has seen it rise from the ashes of war, development, flood and fire. The grounds upon which Fair Grounds currently sits has been the site of horse racing since before the … Continue reading Racing At Fairgrounds
The winter/spring meet at Fair Grounds wraps up this weekend with the track’s signature race, the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on Saturday. The race is the first domestic Derby prep offering top-tier qualifying points, distributing them on a 100-40-20-10 basis to the first four finishers. It’s the last of four qualifying points races for Derby 148 held during the Fair Grounds meet. It’s slated … Continue reading Who Wins The Louisiana Derby?
Are you ready? The Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up in a big way with Saturday’s running of the $1 million dollar Louisiana Derby at Fairgrounds. The 1 3/16-mile, Grade 2 race awards a total of 170 Derby qualification points to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 basis, which essentially guarantees both the Winner and the runner-up a spot in the gate for the 2022 … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Trends
Fair Grounds‘ road to the Kentucky Derby reaches its terminus Saturday with the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. The Louisiana Derby is one of the oldest Derby prep races, first held back in 1894. The field will travel 1 3/16 miles on dirt in this race, making the Louisiana Derby the longest Derby prep. Since 1973, the race has been run as a Grade 2. … Continue reading Talented Louisiana Derby Winners