Lecomte Stakes

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Lecomte Stakes
Grade III race
Location Fair Grounds Race Course
New Orleans, Louisiana
Inaugurated 1970
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.fairgroundsracecourse.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile 70 yards
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Purse $200,000

The Lecomte Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a Grade III Stakes race for three-year-old horses willing to run 1 mile and 70 yards on the dirt. It has also been raced at 8 furlongs and 8.5 furlongs. It currently offers a purse of $200,000, and is normally run in mid-January. Trainers use it as a prep race for the Louisiana Derby, and potentially the Kentucky Derby.

The race is named in honor of one of the great Boston's best sons, Lecomte. Lecomte's dam was the brilliant Reel and he was half brother to Lexington.

In 2006, the race had to be canceled as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Winners since 1999[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2017 Guest Suite Robby Albarado Neil J. Howard Farish, W.S. and Kilroy, Lora Jean 1:43.20
2016 Mo Tom Corey Lanerie Thomas M. Amoss G M B Racing 1:43.18
2015 International Star Miguel Mena Michael J. Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1:43.62
2014 Vicar's In Trouble Rosie Napravnik Mike Maker Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey 1:42.57
2013 Oxbow Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas Bluegrass Hall 1:43.30
2012 Mr. Bowling Robby Albarado J. Larry Jones Brereton Jones 1:43.49
2011 Wilkinson Garrett K. Gomez Neil J. Howard Gaillardia Racing LLC 1:40.97
2010 Ron the Greek James Graham Thomas M. Amoss Jack T. Hammer 1:40.09
2009 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms/Vinery 1:37.67
2008 Z Fortune Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Zayat Stables 1:37.79
2007 Hard Spun Mario Pino J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms 1:37.87
2006 no race
2005 Storm Surge Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart Overbrook Farm 1:39.34
2004 Fire Slam Shane Sellers David M. Carroll Stan Fulton 1:38.48
2003 Saintly Look Shane Sellers Dallas Stewart William A. Carl 1:37.62
2002 Easyfromthegitgo Donnie Meche Steve Asmussen J. Cassels/R. Zollars 1:37.98
2001 Sam Lord's Castle Robby Albarado Josie Carroll Eugene Melnyk 1:37.98
2000 Noble Ruler Larry Melancon Niall O'Callaghan Fsim Racing Stables 1:39.11
1999 Some Actor Eddie Martin Jr. Thomas M. Amoss James McIngvale 1:38.59

Winners 1970–1998[edit]

  • 1998 - Western City
  • 1997 - Cash Deposit
  • 1996 - Boomerang
  • 1995 - Moonlight Dancer
  • 1994 - Fly Cry
  • 1993 - Dixieland Heat
  • 1992 - Line in the Sand
  • 1991 - Big Courage
  • 1990 - Martha's Buck
  • 1989 - Majesty's Imp
  • 1988 - Pastourelles
  • 1987 - One Tough Cat
  • 1986 - Timely Albert
  • 1985 - Encolure
  • 1984 - Silent King
  • 1983 - Explosive Wagon
  • 1982 - Linkage
  • 1981 - Law Me
  • 1980 - Withholding
  • 1979 - Fuego Seguro
  • 1978 - Dragon Tamer
  • 1977 - Clev Er Tell
  • 1976 - Tudor Tambourine
  • 1975 - Colonial Power
  • 1974 - Crimson Ruler
  • 1973 - Vodika
  • 1972 - No Le Hace
  • 1971 - Helio Rise
  • 1970 - Action Getter

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