Louisiana Derby

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Louisiana Derby
Grade II race
Location Fair Grounds Race Course
New Orleans, Louisiana
Inaugurated 1894
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.fairgroundsracecourse.com
Race information
Distance1 18 miles (9 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 122 lbs.
Purse $1,000,000

The Louisiana Derby is an Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. Run in late March, the race is open to horses, age three, willing to race ​1 18 miles (9 furlongs) on the dirt. It currently offers a purse of $1,000,000.

The Louisiana Derby is one of the major prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Race History[edit]

The first race at the "Louisiana Race Course," now the Fair Grounds Race Course took place on March 20, 1839, proprietors Bernard de Marigny, Julius C. Branch, and Henry Augustine Tayloe - son leading turfman John Tayloe III founder of the Washington (DC) Jockey Club (1789) - offered on the fifth race day "The Louisiana Plate."

A race was held in 1894 and called the Crescent City Derby. The race was later renamed in honor of Fair Grounds' home state, Louisiana.

Two winners of the Louisiana Derby have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby: Black Gold in 1924, and Grindstone in 1996. The 1988 winner, Risen Star, went on to become a "Dual Classic Winner" by winning the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Race venue[edit]

The race was held at Crescent City Race Course from 1894 through 1908. It was also held at Jefferson Park from 1920 through 1931. The race was not held in 1895 through 1897, 1909 through 1919, 1921 through 1922, 1940 through 1942, 1945 and 2006. In 2006, the race was cancelled because the track was partially destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Race distance[edit]

The race was run at one mile in 1894; it was run at ​1 18 miles from 1898 until 1988. The race has been run at ​1 116 miles from 1989 through 2009. On August 11, 2009 the owner of Fair Grounds, Churchill Downs Incorporated, announced that they were moving the Louisiana Derby from eight weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby to only five weeks prior. They also announced that the distance of the Louisiana Derby would be increased back to ​1 18 miles.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 - Pat Day (1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1997)

Most wins by a trainer: ¹

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Louisiana Derby[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(M)
Time
Purse
Grade
2018 Noble Indy John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 1 18 M 1:50.28 $1,000,000 II
2017 Girvin Brian Hernandez Jr. Joe Sharp Brad Grady 1 18 M 1:49.77 $1,000,000 II
2016 Gun Runner Florent Geroux Steve Asmussen Winchell T'breds/Three Chimneys 1 18 M 1:51.06 $1,000,000 II
2015 International Star Miguel Mena Michael Maker Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 1 18 M 1:50.67 $750,000 II
2014 Vicar's in Trouble Rosie Napravnik Michael Maker Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey 1 18 M 1:50.77 $1,000,000 II
2013 Revolutionary Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm 1 18 M 1:50.28 $1,000,000 II
2012 Hero of Order Eddie Martin Jr. Gennadi Dorochenko Raut LLC 1 18 M 1:50.13 $1,000,000 II
2011 Pants on Fire Rosie Napravnik Kelly Breen George & Lori Hall 1 18 M 1:49.92 $1,000,000 II
2010 Mission Impazible Rajiv Maragh Todd Pletcher Twin Creeks Rac.Stable 1 18 M 1:50.32 $750,000 II
2009 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Vinery St./Fox Hill Farm 1 116 M 1:43.46 $600,000 II
2008 Pyro Sh.Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1 116 M 1:44.44 $600,000 II
2007 Circular Quay John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher Michael Tabor 1 116 M 1:43.01 $600,000 II
2006 No Race due to track damage cause by Hurricane Katrina[1]
2005 High Limit Ramon Dominguez Robert J. Frankel Gary & Mary West 1 116 M 1:42.74 $600,000 II
2004 Wimbledon Javier Santiago Bob Baffert James McIngvale 1 116 M 1:42.71 $600,000 II
2003 Peace Rules Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 1 116 M 1:42.67 $750,000 II
2002 Repent Jerry D. Bailey Kenneth McPeek Select Stable 1 116 M 1:43.86 $750,000 II
2001 Fifty Stars Donnie Meche Steve Asmussen J. Cassells / R. Zollars 1 116 M 1:44.76 $750,000 II
2000 Mighty Shane Sellers Frank L. Brothers Aspiration Stable 1 116 M 1:43.29 $750,000 II
1999 Kimberlite Pipe Robby Albarado Dallas Stewart J. D. Gunther 1 116 M 1:43.56 $640,000 II
1998 Comic Strip Shane Sellers Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1 116 M 1:43.36 $500,000 III
1997 Crypto Star Pat Day Wayne Catalano Darrell & Evelyn Yates 1 116 M 1:42.60 $400,000 III
1996 Grindstone Jerry D. Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1 116 M 1:42.79 $370,000 III
1995 Petionville Chris Antley Randy Bradshaw Everest Stables 1 116 M 1:42.96 $350,000 III
1994 Kandaly Craig Perret Louie J. Roussel III Louie J. Roussel III 1 116 M 1:42.86 $325,000 III
1993 Dixieland Heat Randy Romero Gerald Romero Leland Cook 1 116 M 1:44.80 $300,000 III
1992 Line In The Sand Pat Day Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1 116 M 1:43.40 $200,000 III
1991 Richman Pat Day William I. Mott William F. Lucas 1 116 M 1:44.50 $200,000 III
1990 Heaven Again Corey Nakatani Vincent Timphony K. Timphony et al. 1 116 M 1:43.80 $165,000 III
1989 Dispersal Jose Santos Bud Delp Henry & Teresa Mayerhoff 1 116 M 1:43.80 $165,000 III
1988 Risen Star Shane Romero Louie J. Roussel III R. Lamarque/L. J. Roussel III 1 116 M 1:42.80 $165,000 III
1987 J. T.'s Pet Pat Day Lynn S. Whiting W. Cal Partee 1 18 M 1:51.00 $120,000 III
1986 Country Light Pat Day Steve C. Penrod Cherry Valley Farm 1 18 M 1:50.40 $186,650 III
1985 Violado Jacinto Vasquez William E. Burch Due Process Stable 1 18 M 1:50.20 $185,000 III
1984 Taylor's Special Sam Maple William I. Mott William F. Lucas 1 18 M 1:49.60 $185,000 II
1983 Balboa Native Jorge Velasquez D. Wayne Lukas Robert N. Spreen 1 18 M 1:50.60 $185,000 II
1982 El Baba Don Brumfield Dewey P. Smith Dorothy D. Brown 1 18 M 1:50.60 $185,000 II
1981 Woodchopper Jorge Velasquez Robert J. Reinacher, Jr. Greentree Stable 1 18 M 1:50.80 $210,000 II
1980 Prince Valiant Mike A. Gonzalez John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 1 18 M 1:50.40 $160,000 II
1979 Golden Act Sandy Hawley Loren Rettele W. H. Oldknow & R. W. Phipps 1 18 M 1:51.20 $170,000 II
1978 Esop's Foibles Chris McCarron Loren Rettele Jerry Frankel 1 18 M 1:50.80 $135,000 II
1977 Clev Er Tell Ray Broussard Homer C. Pardue J. R. Straus & I. Proler 1 18 M 1:48.80 $100,000 II
1976 Johnny Appleseed Marco Castaneda John M. Gaver, Jr. Greentree Stable 1 18 M 1:49.80 $100,000 II
1975 Master Derby Darrel McHargue William E. Adams Golden Chance Farm 1 18 M 1:49.60 $100,000 II
1974 Sellout Marco Castaneda James P. Conway Jean Pancoast 1 18 M 1:51.20 $93,000 II
1973 Leo's Pisces Robert Breen Abe Simoff Joseph Taub 1 18 M 1:51.60 $85,000 II
1972 No Le Hace Phil Rubbicco Homer C. Pardue Joseph W. Strauss 1 18 M 1:52.80 $85,000
1971 Northfields Walter Blum Woody Stephens John M. Olin 11 M 1:50.80 $50,000+
1970 Jim's Alibhi Ronnie Baldwin James J. Eckrosh J. Eckrosh & Est. of F. Akin 1 18 M 1:55.60 $50,000+
1969 King of the Castle Carlos H. Marquez Oliver Cutshaw Ogden Phipps 1 18 M 1:52.80 $47,500+
1968 Kentucky Sherry James Combest Alcee Richard Dorothy D. Brown 1 18 M 1:50.20 $45,000+
1967 Ask the Fare Donald Holmes Jere R. Smith, Sr. Holiday Stable 1 18 M 1:50.00 $45,000+
1966 Blue Skyer Ray Broussard James A. Padgett M. Padgett & H. Grant 1 18 M 1:50.60 $45,000+
1965 Dapper Delegate John Heckmann Alcee Richard Dorothy D. Brown 1 18 M 1:50.20 $40,000+
1964 Grecian Princess Kelly Broussard Peter C. Keiser Theodore D. Buhl 1 18 M 1:50.80 $40,000+
1963 City Line Robert L. Baird John O. Meaux T. Alie Grissom 1 18 M 1:50.20 $40,000+
1962 Admiral's Voyage Ray Broussard Charles R. Parke Fred W. Hooper 1 18 M 1:52.60 $40,000+
1961 Bass Clef Ronnie Baldwin Anthony W. Rupelt Mrs. V. E. Smith 1 18 M 1:50.20 $40,000+
1960 Tony Graff Wayne Chambers Nicholas Graffagnini Anthony Graffagnini 1 18 M 1:52.00 $40,000+
1959 Master Palynch Ray Broussard Elmer Kalensky S. Sair & B. Hatskin 1 18 M 1:49.80 $40,000+
1958 Royal Union John Heckmann Frank Sanders Reverie Knoll Farm 1 18 M 1:52.00 $40,000+
1957 Federal Hill Willie Carstens Stanley M. Rieser Clifford Lussky 1 18 M 1:49.60 $40,000+
1956 Reaping Right Robert L. Baird Vester R. Wright T. Alie Grissom 1 18 M 1:51.00 $40,000+
1955 Roman Patrol Douglas Dodson Joseph H. Pierce, Jr. Pin Oak Farm 1 18 M 1:49.80 $40,000+
1954 Gigantic Rich McLaughlin John B. Theall Joe W. Brown 1 18 M 1:53.20 $40,000+
1953 Matagorda Paul J. Bailey John B. Theall Joe W. Brown 1 18 M 1:51.80 $40,000+
1952 Gushing Oil Al Popara Joseph Jansen Sam E. Wilson Jr. 1 18 M 1:51.20 $20,000+
1951 Whirling Bat Pete Anderson Thomas G. May Thomas G. May 1 18 M 1:53.80 $20,000+
1950 Greek Ship Con Errico Preston M. Burch Brookmeade Stable 1 18 M 1:51.00 $15,000+
1949 Rookwood John Delahoussaye John B. Theall Joe W. Brown 1 18 M 1:51.20 $15,000+
1948 Bovard Willie Saunders James J. Rowan Sylvester W. Labrot 1 18 M 1:51.60 $15,000+
1947 Carolyn A. Ronnie Nash James P. Conway Ben F. Whitaker 1 18 M 1:57.80 $20,000+
1946 Pellicle Andrew LoTurco E. Leigh Cotton Hal Price Headley 1 18 M 1:52.80 $15,000+
1945 Race not held
1944 Olympic Zenith Nick Jemas Edward L. Snyder William G. Helis Sr. 1 18 M 1:54.00 $15,000+
1943 Amber Light Johnny Longden Jack C. Hodgins Dixiana 1 18 M 1:52.60 $15,000+
1940 - 1942 Race not held
1939 Day Off Eddie Arcaro E. Leigh Cotton Greentree Stable 1 18 M 1:52.60 $12,000+
1938 Wise Fox Johnny Longden Alfred G. Tarn Alfred G. Tarn 1 18 M 1:51.20 $12,000+
1937 Grey Count Charles Corbett Anthony Pelleteri Millsdale Stable 1 18 M 1:50.80 $10,000+
1936 Rushaway Johnny Longden Alfred G. Tarn Alfred G. Tarn 1 18 M 1:50.80 $5,000+
1935 McCarthy Paul Keester Thomas E. Keating Morrison & Keating 1 18 M 1:54.00 $3,000+
1934 Hickory Lad Jack Westrope O. L. Foster William C. Reichert 1 18 M 1:53.80 $3,500+
1933 Col. Hatfield Carl Meyer John Parmalee M. B. Cohen 1 18 M 1:56.80 $5,000+
1932 Lucky Tom Anthony Pascuma Henry C. Riddle J. J. Robinson 1 18 M 1:53.60 $10,000+
1931 Spanish Play Charles Landolt George Land Knebelkamp & Morris 1 18 M 1:51.20 $7,500+
1930 Michigan Boy Jimmy Shelton J. Butler John L. Pontius 1 18 M 2:00.20 $10,000+
1929 Calf Roper Frank Coltiletti Charles E. Durnell Three D's Stock Farm Stable 1 18 M 1:56.00 $15,000+
1928 Jack Higgins Charles E. Allen William J. Curran William J. Curran 1 18 M 1:52.00 $15,000+
1927 Boo G. Johnson William A. Hurley Idle Hour Stock Farm 1 18 M 1:51.80 $15,000+
1926 Bagenbaggage Eric Blind William A. Hurley Idle Hour Stock Farm 1 18 M 1:51.20 $10,000+
1925 Quatrain Harry Stutts Thomas J. Harmon Frederick Johnson 1 18 M 1:56.00 $17,500+
1924 Black Gold J. D. Mooney Hanley Webb Rosa L. Hoots 1 18 M 1:57.60 $15,000+
1923 Amole J. D. Mooney Frank P. Letellier Southland Stable 1 18 M 1:57.80 $10,000+
1921 - 1922 Race not held
1920 Damask Eddie Ambrose Mose Goldblatt Harry Payne Whitney 1 18 M 1:51.80 $5,000+
1909 - 1919 Race not held
1908 Meelick Eddie Dugan Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 1 18 M 1:51.80 $7,825*
1907 Montgomery Carroll Shilling Frank E. Brown Emil Hertz 1 18 M 1:53.60 $7,825*
1906 Guiding Star Jack Martin Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 1 18 M 1:54.40 $7,140*
1905 Right Royal Jack Martin Roger Minton Morris L. Hayman 1 18 M 1:59.40 $7,145*
1904 Ostrich Grover Fuller G. L. Richards 1 18 M 1:52.20 $4,550*
1903 Witfull Willie Gannon Sam Hildreth Sam Hildreth 1 18 M 2:07.60 $4,640*
1902 Lord Quex Jimmy Winkfield Albert Simons Albert Simons 1 18 M 2:00.25 $3,450*
1901 Henry Clay Rye Harry Cochran Wallace C. Fessenden 1 18 M 1:55.00 $2,840*
1900 Prince of Veronia Eddie McJoynt Robert J. Walden Alfred H. & David H. Morris 1 18 M 2:00.00 $2,840*
1899 King Barleycorn William Martin Edward W. Heffner Edward W. Heffner 1 18 M 1:54.25 $2,840*
1898 Presbyterian Tommy Burns George Walker John W. Schorr 1 18 M 1:56.50 $2,900*
1897 Meadowthorpe Tommy Murphy John W. Schorr 1 18 M $2,000*
1895 - 1896 Race not held
1894 Buckwa Roy Williams T. H. Stevens 1 M 1:51.00 $1,500*
  • Winners in bold won a Triple Crown Race
  • * Denotes amount of money awarded to winner.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • ^ Martel, Brett (24 November 2006). "Racing returns to battered New Orleans". The Associated Press. djournal.com. Retrieved 30 March 2017.