Risen Star Stakes

The Risen Star Stakes is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses at a distance of one and one-eighth miles on the dirt run annually in February, usually during the President's Day weekend at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event currently offers a purse of $400,000.

Risen Star Stakes
Grade II race
LocationFair Grounds Race Course
New Orleans, Louisiana
Inaugurated1973 (as Louisiana Derby Trial)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
SponsorLamarque Ford (2021)
WebsiteFair Grounds
Race information
Distance1+18 miles (9 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight122 lbs with allowances
Purse$400,000 (since 2013)

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated 16 March 1973 as the Louisiana Derby Trial with handicap conditions over a distance of one mile and forty yards with the Indiana bred colt Navajo victorious by one length over Smooth Dancer with Assagai Jr. in third place.[1] The time run by the winner was 1:40 flat. Navajo received free entry into the Louisiana Derby and finished second to Leo's Pisces. Later that year Navajo ran in the Kentucky Derby and finished seventh to Secretariat.

The event as a trial race immediately became a major prep for the Louisiana Derby.

In 1975 the event was increased to 1+116 miles and was won by Master Derby.[2] Master Derby followed up winning the Louisiana Derby. Later in his Triple Crown campaign, Master Derby was victorious in the Preakness.

The event was shortened back to its inaugural distance in 1988 of 1 mile and 40 yards.[3] The event that year was won by Risen Star who went on to win the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and be voted the 1988 Eclipse Award for American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse. The following year the track renamed the event in honor of Risen Star to the Risen Star Stakes.

In 1991 the distance of the event was increased to 1+116 miles[3] and in 2002 the American Graded Stakes Committee upgraded the race to Grade III.[3] The event was upgraded once more in 2010 to Grade II.[4]

The Risen Star Stakes was run in two divisions in 1989, 1993, 1995 and 2020.[5]

The Risen Star has not produced a winner of the Kentucky Derby. However, it has produced two winners of the second leg of the American Triple Crown: Master Derby (1975) and War of Will (2019). It has also produced two winners of the Breeders' Cup Classic: Gun Runner and Mucho Macho Man.[6]

The event is part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1+18 miles – 1:50.39 Mandaloun (2021)
  • 1+116 miles – 1:42.80 Zarbs Magic (1996)
  • 1 mile and 40 yards – 1:39.80 Heavy Mayonnaise (1974)

Margins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Risen Star Stakes – Louisiana Derby double:

Notes:
† Risen Star Stakes was known as the Louisiana Derby Trial.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
At Fair Grounds – Risen Star Stakes
2021 Mandaloun Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Juddmonte Farms 1+18 miles 1:50.39 $400,000 II [7]
2020 Mr. Monomoy Florent Geroux Brad H. Cox Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb & Doheny Racing 1+18 miles 1:50.43 $400,000 II Division 1[8]
Modernist Junior Alvarado William I. Mott Pam & Martin Wygod 1:51.28 $400,000 Division 2[9]
2019 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark E. Casse Gary Barber 1+116 miles 1:44.59 $400,000 II [10]
2018 Bravazo Miguel Mena D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 1+116 miles 1:42.95 $400,000 II [11]
2017 Girvin Brian Hernandez Jr. Joe Sharp Brad Grady 1+116 miles 1:43.08 $400,000 II [12]
2016 Gun Runner Florent Geroux Steven M. Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm 1+116 miles 1:43.94 $400,000 II [13]
2015 International Star Miguel Mena Michael J. Maker Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 1+116 miles 1:43.82 $400,000 II [14]
2014 Intense Holiday Mike E. Smith Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Racing 1+116 miles 1:43.86 $400,000 II [15]
2013 Ive Struck a Nerve James Graham J. Keith Desormeaux Big Chief Racing 1+116 miles 1:44.52 $400,000 II [16]
2012 El Padrino Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Let's Go Stable 1+116 miles 1:42.96 $300,000 II [17]
2011 Mucho Macho Man Rajiv Maragh Katherine Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred Racing & Dream Team One Racing Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.98 $300,000 II [18]
2010 Discreetly Mine Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher E. Paul Robsham Stables 1+116 miles 1:44.88 $300,000 II [19]
2009 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms & Vinery Stables 1+116 miles 1:45.11 $200,000 III [20]
2008 Pyro Shaun Bridgmohan Steven M. Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1+116 miles 1:44.68 $300,000 III [21]
2007 Notional Robby Albarado Doug F. O'Neill J. Paul Reddam 1+116 miles 1:44.18 $300,000 III [22]
At Louisiana Downs
2006 Lawyer Ron John McKee Robert E. Holthus James T. Hines, Jr. 1+116 miles 1:43.13 $268,000 III [23]
At Fair Grounds
2005 Scipion Gary L. Stevens Patrick L. Biancone Virginia Kraft Payson 1+116 miles 1:44.54 $150,000 III [24]
2004 Gradepoint Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard Mt. Brilliant Stable & William S. Farish III 1+116 miles 1:45.36 $150,000 III [25]
2003 Badge of Silver Robby Albarado Ronny W. Werner Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 1+116 miles 1:42.99 $150,000 III [26]
2002 Repent Anthony J. D'Amico Kenneth G. McPeek Select Stable 1+116 miles 1:43.86 $150,000 III [27]
2001 Dollar Bill Chris McCarron Dallas Stewart Gary & Mary West Stables 1+116 miles 1:43.45 $125,000 Listed [28]
2000 Exchange Rate Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Padua Stables & Anne Sanan 1+116 miles 1:44.25 $125,000 Listed [29]
1999 Ecton Park Shane Sellers W. Elliott Walden Mark H. Stanley 1+116 miles 1:44.83 $125,000 Listed [30]
1998 Comic Strip Shane Sellers Neil J. Howard James Elkins, William S. Farish III & G. Watts Humphrey Jr. 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $125,000 Listed [31]
1997 Open Forum Donna M. Barton D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $100,000 Listed [32]
1996 Zarb's Magic Elvis Joseph Perrodin W. Bret Thomas Foxwood Plantation 1+116 miles 1:42.80 $63,250 Listed [33]
1995 Knockadoon Willie Martinez Anthony L. Reinstedler William K. Warren, Jr. 1+116 miles 1:45.22 $53,137 Listed Division 1[34]
Beavers Nose Kenneth Bourque Eldridge Hebert Jr. R. W. Raymond & D. O. Philips 1:45.44 $52,987 Division 2[35]
1994 Fly Cry Ronald D. Ardoin Thomas M. Amoss Al Prats & Bryan Wagner 1+116 miles 1:43.02 $51,923 Listed [36]
1993 Dixieland Heat Randy Romero Gerald J. Romero Leland Cook 1+116 miles 1:43.20 $26,800 Listed Division 1[37]
Dry Bean Aaron Gryder Thomas K. Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:43.80 $26,800 Division 2[38]
1992 Line in the Sand Shane P. Romero Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III & et. al. 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $32,725 [39]
1991 Big Courage Tammy Lee Fox William I. Fox Sr. Mrs. Patsy Fox 1+116 miles 1:46.70 $32,050 [40]
1990 Genuine Meaning John Hirdes Ronnie G. Tenhundfeld Robert Asaro 1 mile & 40 yards 1:40.80 $27,900 [41]
1989 Nooo Problema Shane P. Romero Donald R. Winfree Mr. & Mrs. John H. Reed 1 mile & 40 yards 1:42.20 $20,000 Division 1[42]
Dispersal Bobby J. Walker Jr. Bud Delp Harry & Tom Meyerhoff 1:42.80 $20,000 Division 2[43]
Louisiana Derby Trial Stakes
1988 Risen Star Shane P. Romero Louie J. Roussel III Louie J. Roussel III 1 mile & 40 yards 1:40.00 $20,000 [44]
1987 Authentic Hero Larry Melancon Donald R. Winfree James J. Devaney 1+116 miles 1:48.00 $25,000 [45]
1986 Dr. Bee Jay Ricky Frazier Tommie T. Morgan Jimmy Clary & Tommie T. Morgan 1+116 miles 1:45.40 $30,000 [46]
1985 Mischiefinmind Ronald Ardoin Gerald J. Romero Gerald J. Romero 1+116 miles 1:45.80 $25,000 [47]
1984 Taylor's Special Randy Romero William I. Mott William F. Lucas 1+116 miles 1:43.00 $25,000 [48]
1983 Explosive Wagon Charlie Mueller Gene C. Norman Mrs. Peggy McReynolds 1+116 miles 1:43.80 $25,000 [49]
1982 Linkage Greg Smith Henry S. Clark Mrs. Harry W. Lunger 1+116 miles 1:44.40 $25,000 [50]
1981 Senate Chairman Earlie Fires Ronald G. Warren Russell Micheal Jr. 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $25,000 [51]
1980 Withholding Bryan Fann Ronald G. Warren Russell Micheal Jr. 1+116 miles 1:46.80 $25,000 [52]
1979 Incredible Ease James D. Nichols Billy S. Borders Izzie Proler & Joseph R. Straus Jr. 1+116 miles 1:45.80 $25,000 [53]
1978 Batonnier Wayne M. Catalano Harry E. Trotsek Edward A. Seltzer 1+116 miles 1:44.20 $25,000 [54]
1977 Run Dusty Run Darrel McHargue William E. Adams Golden Chance Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.60 $25,000 [55]
1976 Go East Young Man Eddie Delahoussaye Dewey P. Smith Dorothy Dorsett Brown 1+116 miles 1:45.00 $25,000 [56]
1975 § Master Derby Darrel McHargue William E. Adams Golden Chance Farm 1+116 miles 1:44.40 $25,000 [57]
1974 Heavy Mayonnaise Craig Perret Don Kempfer Albert H. Stall & William E. Trotter 1 mile & 40 yards 1:39.80 $25,000 [58]
1973 Navajo Weston Soirez James O. Keefer Joe Stevenson & Ray Stump 1 mile & 40 yards 1:40.00 $20,000 [1]

Notes:
§ Ran as an entry

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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