Hot Rod Wins The Louisiana Derby

West-coast shipper HOT ROD CHARLIE Won the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Saturday by two lengths after setting a pressured pace and fighting off his lone challenger. He accomplished this Victory by posting a solid, perhaps under-whelming, 99 Beyer Speed Figure for the Winning trip.  In regard to that trip, the main obstacle for HOT ROD CHARLIE was, seemingly, the fast pace. The son … Continue reading Hot Rod Wins The Louisiana Derby

Louisiana Derby Winner…

A well-matched, competitive field is set for the $1 million dollar, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on Saturday. It is listed as the final race on a marathon card of 14, with a scheduled Post Time of 7:45. Here is a look at the field: 1. STARRININMYDREAMS [ML 20-1] Trainer: Dallas Stewart. Jockey: Luis Saez. Stewart knows how to prep long-shots for the Kentucky Derby, … Continue reading Louisiana Derby Winner…

Louisiana Derby

There aren’t many Kentucky Derby prep races older than the Louisiana Derby (G2), held at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans. The historic race dates back to 1894, which makes the Louisiana Derby almost as old the KD itself.   The conditions of the Louisiana Derby have varied widely through the years. It’s been held over four different distances, most recently shifting to 1 3⁄16 miles in 2020. … Continue reading Louisiana Derby

The Louisiana Derby

This edition of the Grade 2, $1 million dollar Louisiana Derby for 3-year-olds comes with one big change.  The race now measures 1 & 3/16 miles, giving most of these 2020 Kentucky Derby hopefuls a true stamina test before heading to Churchill Downs in September. The Louisiana Derby is the final race of the day at the Fairgrounds on a card of 12.  Scheduled  Post … Continue reading The Louisiana Derby