Louisiana Downs

TODAY July 31, 2014
String King has been one of the premiere turf horses based in Louisiana over the past several years, and on Saturday, he will be out to nail down the eighth stakes win of his career in the $75,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic.
The $100,000 Prelude Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Saturday is the lone open-company race on a program of nine stakes, but the Super Derby prep will have a good amount of Louisiana-bred flair when the state’s reigning Horse of the Year, Ide Be Cool, ...
YESTERDAY July 30, 2014
Gold Appointment, who has been scratched from the West Virginia Derby, was en route to Louisiana Downs on Wednesday to be part of the field for the $100,000 Prelude.
July 29, 2014
Jockey Jamie Theriot, who teamed with trainer Bret Calhoun for a Breeders’ Cup double in 2010, will join forces with Calhoun at Louisiana Downs on Saturday, when he rides Louies Flower in the $100,000 Prelude. The race is the local prep for the Grade ...
July 25, 2014
String King is a gangster. Well, sort of. The top-class Louisiana-bred turfer goes by “Floyd” around the barn in reference to a notorious bank robber.
Lee’s Spirit, an eight-time stakes winner, will make his first start in about two months in the fourth race Sunday at Louisiana Downs.
July 23, 2014
Ide Be Cool could be on a collision course with the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The reigning Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year is being pointed for the race’s local prep, the $100,000 Prelude on Aug. 2, after recently improving his ...
July 11, 2014
Trainer Bret Calhoun is setting up a 15-horse division at Louisiana Downs and said he would begin moving horses to the Bossier City track Monday.
July 04, 2014
Jockeys Don Simington, Fabio Arguello Jr., and apprentice Vanessa Fry are all in different stages of healing after sustaining riding injuries in the Mid-South region over the past several months.
June 20, 2014
Jockey Richard Eramia is dominating the rider standings this meet at Louisiana Downs, but the race for leading trainer is not so clear cut nearly two months into the season. Ron Faucheux, who is winning races at a 61 percent clip, leads the standings ...