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  1. Elite Alex aimed at Arkansas Derby

    Mary Rampellini

    Elite Alex, the well-regarded 3-year-old who finished fourth in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby last Saturday, is back at his Oaklawn base and pointing for the Arkansas Derby, said his trainer, Tim Ritchey.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  2. Bigger purse sweetens up Delta Downs Jackpot

    Mary Rampellini

    Sweeping changes have been made to Saturday's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot in an effort to increase its visibility, and the race that will be put on Saturday in the small Louisiana town of Vinton should catch the attention of handicappers nationwide.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  3. Gourmet Dinner ships for Delta Jackpot

    Mary Rampellini

    Gourmet Dinner shipped out of Miami on Monday morning headed for Louisiana, where he will run in the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Jackpot on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2010
  4. Apart wins Super Derby despite difficult trip

    Mary Rampellini

    In May, when Apart rolled to a more than seven-length win in a maiden special weight at Churchill Downs, his connections started thinking about making a certain Grade 2, $500,000 race this fall at Louisiana Downs.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2010
  5. Proposal would give Lone Star most dates in Texas

    Mary Rampellini

    Texas racing has been losing ground to tracks in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, all of which have varying forms of gaming to supplement purses.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  6. Star Guitar and Superior Storm stay perfect

    Mary Rampellini

    Star Guitar and Superior Storm both remained unbeaten in Louisiana-bred stakes company on Saturday night, when they defended their titles in the two richest races on the $1 million Premier Night program at Delta Downs.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  7. Super Derby, Louisiana Downs, Regal Ransom, Richard Migliore, Ric...

    Mary Rampellini

    Regal Ransom is back. On Saturday he was a winner in his first start since the Kentucky Derby, when he cruised to an easy, front-running win in the Grade 2, $750,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2009
  8. Regal Ransom, Super Derby, Soul Warrior, Massone, Louisiana Downs...

    Mary Rampellini

    The field that Kentucky Derby alum Regal Ransom will face in his comeback Saturday in the Grade 2, $750,000 Super Derby has defined itself in the months he has been away.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2009
  9. Summer Bird, Belmont Stakes, Tim Ice, Triple Crown, Kent Desormea...

    Mary Rampellini

    Summer Bird breezed an easy five furlongs at Louisiana Downs on Saturday in his first workout since his Belmont Stakes triumph on June 6.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2009
  10. Summer Bird, Jim Dandy Stakes, Tim Ice, Haskell Invitational, hor...

    Mary Rampellini

    Trainer Tim Ice has adjusted the training schedule of Summer Bird, canceling a workout that had been planned for Saturday at Louisiana Downs in favor of giving the horse a little more time to regroup from his win in the Belmont Stakes on June 6.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2009
  11. Haskell next for Summer Bird

    Mary Rampellini

    Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird has returned to his Louisiana Downs base and is being prepared for a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2, said his trainer, Tim Ice.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2009
  12. Friesan Fire training up to Derby

    Mary Rampellini

    Trainer Larry Jones will be entering uncharted territory when he starts Friesan Fire in next month's Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2009
  13. Silver City will return for Rebel run

    Mary Rampellini

    Silver City has been committed to the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel at Oaklawn on March 14 after having also been under consideration for a start in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby the same day.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2009
  14. Oft-troubled Valenzuela gets 4,000th career win

    Mary Rampellini

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela picked up the 4,000th win of his career Thursday at Louisiana Downs, when he guided Burst of Light from last to first in the second race. She won the optional claimer by two lengths and paid $9.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2008
  15. Jonesboro holds tactical advantage in Tiznow

    Mary Rampellini

    Louisiana Downs has expanded its Super Derby Day card from five stakes to six this year, and the additional race packs more punch than just the purse.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2008
  16. Super Derby: Macho Again owns distinct class edge

    Mary Rampellini

    There appear to be two schools of thought on the Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2008