Louisiana Stakes

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The Louisiana Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged four years and older over a distance 1+116 miles on the dirt track held annually during the third week of January at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Louisiana Stakes
Grade III race
LocationFair Grounds Race Course
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Inaugurated1942 (as Louisiana Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.fairgroundsracecourse.com
Race information
Distance1+116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$150,000 (2022)

HistoryEdit

Inaugurated on December 12, 1942, the first running of the Louisiana Handicap was won by Calumet Farm's 1941 U.S. Triple Crown winner Whirlaway. It would be the last race of Whirlaway's brilliant career and he was voted his second straight American Horse of the Year title.[1]

Since inception, the Louisiana Handicap has been run at two different distances:

  • 1+116 miles  : 1947, 1952–present
  • 1+18 miles : 1942–1943, 1945–1946, 1949–1951

The event was not held in 1944, 1948, 2005 and 2006.[2]

The event was renamed to the Louisiana Stakes in 2016.[3]

In 2020 the event was upgraded to Grade III.[3]

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of 1+116 miles)

  • 1:42.40 - Soy Numero Uno (1977)

Most wins:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2022 Mandaloun 4 Florent Geroux Brad Cox Juddmonte 1:42.52
2020[4] Blended Citizen[a] 5 Florent Geroux Brad Cox Sayjay Racing, G. Hall & B. Hubbard 1:43.29
2019[6] Harlan Punch 6 Florent Geroux Brad Cox Front Row Racing, Ten Strike Racing, K. McReynolds & B. Miller 1:45.05
2018[7] Cedartown 4 Joe Bravo Michael Stidham Godolphin 1:44.18
2017 Hawaakom 7 Miguel Mena Wesley E. Hawley Smoot, Stephan H. and Hawley, Wesley E. 1:44.01
2016 International Star 4 Miguel Mena Michael J. Maker Sarah & Kenneth Ramsey 1:44.44
2015 Hard Aces 5 Jose Riquelme J. Larry Jones Dreamchaser Thorobreds 1:44.61
2014 Fordubai 4 Robby Albarado Greg Geier Jim Tafel 1:43.37
2013 Infrattini 5 Miguel Mena Paul McGee Z Thoroughbreds 1:44.62
2012 Thiskyhasnolimit 5 Shane Sellers Steven Asmussen Zollars/Wagner 1:43.67
2011 Recapturetheglory 6 Jamie Theriot Louie Roussel III Roussel/Lamarque 1:43.41
2010 Friesan Fire 4 Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Vinery Stables & Fox Hill Farm 1:43.39
2009 Good And Lucky 6 Pat Valenzuela Josie Carroll James & Alice Sapara 1:43.46
2008 Silver Lord 5 Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen Bowman Couch Racing 1:43.61
2007 Sandburr 8 James Graham Mike Stidham Fell The Thunder Stable 1:45.10
2004 Gigawatt 4 Brian J. Hernandez Steve Flint Steve Ramsey 1:43.58
2003 Spanish Empire 4 Eddie Martin, Jr. Steve Asmussen Jubilee Stable, et al. 1:43.58
2002 Connected 5 Larry Melancon David M. Carroll Alexander & Groves Revocable Trust 1:44.82
2001 San Pedro 4 Ray Sibille Joseph E. Broussard Richard F. Rudolph 1:44.77
2000 Guided Tour 4 Larry Melancon Niall M. O'Callaghan Morton Fink 1:44.00
1999 Neon Shadow 5 Willie Martinez Ray Tamargo Ray Tamargo 1:43.60
1998 Take Note of Me 4 Ray Sibille Gene Cilio B. Shipp & S. Holland 1:43.60
1997 Scott's Scoundrel 5 E. J. Perrodin Paul Pellerin Virgil Huskey 1:44.00
1996 Buck's Nephew 6 Randy Romero P. Noel Hickey Irish Acres Farm 1:45.00
1995 Buck's Nephew 5 Robby Albarado P. Noel Hickey Irish Acres Farm 1:43.80
1994 Fappiano's Star 6 Willie Martinez Joseph O. Duhon Melissa Meche 1:44.00
1993 Far Out Wadleigh 5 E. J. Perrodin Ray Frederick Wadleigh/Latino Racing Stable 1:44.60
1992 Erica's Dream 4 Kenny Bourque Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:44.20
1991 Majesty's Imp 5 Bobby Walker, Jr. Sturgis Ducoing Batarasan Stable 1:47.60
1990 Festive 5 Shane Romero Thomas M. Amoss John A. Franks 1:45.80
1989 The Flips Comin 4 Joe Judice Sam Parise B. Allen 1:44.40
1988 Under Orders 6 Shane Romero Louie Roussel III Louie Roussel III 1:45.40
1987 Royal Strength 4 Charles Woods, Jr. Donald Winfrey James Devaney 1:48.60
1986 Hopeful Word 5 Pat Day Carl Bowman Barrett M. Morris 1:45.20
1985 Silent King 4 Ronnie Franklin Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm 1:43.20
1984 Explosive Bid 6 Charles Woods, Jr. Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm 1:44.80
1983 Listcapade 4 E. J. Perrodin Dewey Smith Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:44.00
1982 Aspro 4 Bobby Walker, Jr. Bud Delp James A. Bayard 1:44.40
1981 Sun Catcher 4 Alonzo Guajardo Dianne Carpenter Sundance Stable 1:43.20
1980 A Letter To Harry 6 Randy Romero John T. Oxley Estate R. F. Salmen 1:45.20
1979 Dr. Riddick 5 L. J. Durousseau Frank L. Brothers A. Stall 1:45.40
1978 Prince Majestic 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Dewey Smith Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:44.80
1977 Soy Numero Uno 4 Ray Broussard Homer C. Pardue Joseph R. Straus & Izzy Proler 1:42.40
1976 Master Derby 4 Craig Perret Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1:43.20
1975 Hearts of Lettuce 5 Allen LeBlanc Louie Roussel III Robert Azar 1:43.40
1974 Tom Tulle 4 Craig Perret Jere R. Smith W. Arthur Lofton 1:43.40
1973 Guitar Player (DH) 5 Phil Rubbicco Jack Van Berg M.H. Van Berg Stable Inc. 1:45.20
1973 List (DH) 5 Jimmy Nichols Alcee Richard Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:45.20
1972 List 4 Jimmy Nichols Alcee Richard Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:44.40
1971 Bon Bon 4 Nelson Menard W. R. Harp Clover S Farm 1:43.60
1970 Etony 5 Phil Rubbicco George Geier Gray & Schmieds 1:44.40
1969 Irish Dude 5 Sandino Hernandez Jack M. Bradley Richard W. Taylor 1:45.00
1968 Diplomat Way 4 Leroy Moyers John O. Meaux Harvey Peltier 1:43.80
1967 Florida Value 4 Richard Winant John Dupuy H. S. Cohoon 1:43.80
1966 Blue Murder 6 Robert Lee Baird Sam Parise R. V. Stockton 1:44.80
1965 Charolero 6 Glynn Bernis John O. Meaux T. Allie Grissom 1:48.20
1964 Shoot Luke 4 Dennis Ward Odie Clelland Mrs. J. M. Branham 1:46.60
1963 Hoop Bound 6 William Skuse Clifford Scott Mrs. Clifford Scott 1:45.40
1962 Orleans Doge 4 William Skuse William J. Resseguet W. J. Resseguet & Ben Weiner 1:45.80
1961 Road House 4 Sandino Hernandez Joseph H. Pierce, Jr Wilson & Allen 1:46.40
1960 Tenacious 6 Ray Broussard John B. Theall Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:44.80
1959 Tenacious 5 Ray Broussard John B. Theall Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:45.20
1958 Tenacious 4 Ray Broussard John B. Theall Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1:44.00
1957 Speed Rouser 5 Johnny Heckmann Harold C. Hoffman Dr. Sidney H. Babbitz 1:46.20
1956 Ja Ja 4 Ralph Borgemenke Larry H. Thompson Alamode Stable 1:48.60

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1955 - Epic King
  • 1954 - Roedna
  • 1953 - Spur On
  • 1952 - Light Broom
  • 1951 - Thelma Berger
  • 1950 - Roseborough
  • 1949 - Grand Entry
  • 1947 - Dockstader
  • 1946 - Flareback
  • 1945 - South Dakota
  • 1943 - First Fiddle
  • 1942 - Whirlaway

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Blended Citizen finished second but was awarded first place purse winnings after the original winner Silver Dust was disqualified for testing positive.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Whirlway's Drive in Stretch beats Heartman and Riverman". www.newspapers.com. Louisville Courier-Journal. 13 December 1942. p. 58. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ "LOUISIANA STAKES - MULTIPLE TRACKS". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Louisiana Stakes (Gr. 3)". Equibase. 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 Louisiana Stakes Grade 3 - (race 10)". Equibase. 18 January 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. ^ BloodHorse Staff (16 February 2019). "Additional Horses DQ'd After Levamisole Positives". BloodHorse.com. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  6. ^ "2019 Louisiana Stakes Listed - (race 10)". Equibase. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  7. ^ "2018 Louisiana Stakes Listed - (race 10)". Equibase. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2020.

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races