04/06/2016 11:36AM

Super Derby tops 14 stakes at Louisiana Downs 84-day meet

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The Super Derby on Sept. 10 will again serve as the centerpiece of the Louisiana Downs meet that opens May 7. The 84-date season in Bossier City will run through Sept. 24.

The Super Derby is part of a 14-race stakes schedule worth a total of $1.3 million. It will be run over 1 1/8 miles, and the purse remains $400,000. In a change, the Super Derby will be contested as a Grade 3 race this year after holding Grade 2 status last season, when it was won by Mobile Bay.

Louisiana Downs will showcase the Super Derby, its richest race, on a card of five stakes. The program, worth a total of $700,000, will again include a pair of one-mile turf stakes for 2-year-olds, the $75,000 Sunday Silence and the $75,000 Happy Ticket.

Louisiana Downs will group seven stakes together Aug. 6 for the annual Louisiana Cup. There will be six divisional stakes for horses bred in Louisiana, led by the $75,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic and the $75,000 Louisiana Cup Distaff. The program also includes the $100,000 Prelude, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds that serves as the local prep for the Super Derby. Purses for the races will total $450,000.

Louisiana Downs will race Wednesdays through Saturdays at this meet, with special Monday cards May 30, July 4, and Sept. 5.

Date Race Condition Distance Purse
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Prelude 3YO 1 1/16 miles $100,000 
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Louisiana Cup Juvenile 2YO* 6 furlongs $50,000
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies 2YO* F 6 furlongs $50,000
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Louisiana Cup Filly & Mare Sprint F-M, 3YO & Up* 6 furlongs $50,000
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Louisiana Cup Sprint  3YO & Up* 3YO & UP* 6 furlongs $50,000
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Louisiana Cup Turf     3YO & Up* 3YO & UP* 1 1/16 miles (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Aug. 6  Louisiana Cup Distaff F-M, 3YO & Up* 1 1/16 miles (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Sept. 10 Super Derby (G3)        3YO 1 1/8 miles $400,000
Sat.,     Sept. 10 Unbridled         3YO & UP 1 1/16 miles (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Sept. 10 River Cities F-M, 3YO & Up 1 1/16 miles (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Sept. 10 Happy Ticket 2YO F 1 mile (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Sept. 10 Sunday Silence 2YO 1 mile (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Sept. 24 A.L. “Red” Erwin 3YO** 1 mile (T) $75,000
Sat.,     Sept. 24 Elge Rasberry               3YO** 1 mile (T) $75,000

 

Donnie Jones 10 months ago
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