Updated on 09/17/2011 12:39PM

White Star victorious in Shiskabob

Harrahs La. Downs
White Star ($10.40) wins the $82,500 Shiskabob at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

BOSSIER CITY, La. - White Star runs some of his biggest races during the annual Breeders' Festival of statebred stakes at Louisiana Downs and Saturday was no exception as he rolled to an explosive, two and three-quarter length win over Jay's Buddy Bob in the featured $82,500 Shiskabob.

The race was one of 12 statebred stakes on the Breeders' Festival card, which was worth more than $600,000. In all, eight stakes for Thoroughbreds were decided, while the remaining four races were dedicated to Quarter Horses.

White Star became a three-time Breeders' Festival winner with his score in the Shiskabob, which he also captured in 2001. His other Festival win came in 2000 in the Louisiana Breeders' Derby.

"He's been a horse for this course," said Corale Richards, who trains White Star for Gary White.

White Star($10.40) broke well in the Shiskabob, a mile and a sixteenth race held over good turf, and led throughout. He covered the distance in 1:44.42 under leading rider Kirk LeBlanc.

White Star earned $49,500 for the win, his 11th from 49 starts, to push his earnings to $319,149. He is a son of Scottsville and was bred by Royal B. Kraft, Sr.

'Cool' upsets 'Cabildo' by nose

Cool Cool Cool($44) held Cabildo Bag by a nose to win the $54,300 Laurel Lane for 2-year-old fillies. It was another two and a quarter lengths back in third to Merry Mary.

Cool Cool Cool broke sharp in the six-furlong race, and after the opening quarter assumed the lead. Through the stretch, she dug in to hold off Cabildo Bag, a two-time stakes winner who did not find racing room until late. Cool Cool Cool covered the distance in 1:13.82. Steve Bourque rode the winner for Shanon Clavier and trainer Don Stemmans.

One start prior to the Laurel Lane, Cool Cool Cool, a daughter of Leestown, finished second against male rivals in the $50,000 Evangeline Downs Sales Stakes. She earned $32,850 for her win in the Laurel Lane, and has now won two of seven starts and $49,180.

* Leslie's Love($5.80) was on cruise control through the stretch to win her third straight race in the $53,600 Victoria. She finished three and three-quarter lengths clear of runner-up Taking Flight. It was another length and a quarter back in third to Prized Amberpro. Leslie's Love covered the six furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:11.08. Gerard Melancon rode the winner for owner Donald Foret and trainer Troy Young.

* Donna's Mailbag($10) won his sixth race from his last seven starts when he was prominent throughout for a length and three-quarter win in the $55,650 Cajun. Zarb's Luck finished second, two and three-quarter lengths clear of Doctor Mike. Tim Doocy rode Donna's Mailbag, who covered six furlongs in 1:10.66. Ronnie Campisano trains the colt for Young Stables.

* Spritely Walker($26.40) raced close to the pace early, overtook the leaders through the stretch, and drove to a length and a half win over Sevenforbish in the $82,900 Louisiana Breeders' Derby. It was another four and a half lengths back in third to Zarb's Music. Spritely Walker coverd the mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.88. Lonnie Meche rode the winner for Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and trainer Steve Asmussen.

* Nitro Chip($7.80) rolled to a six-length win over Prospector's Road in the $55,700 Stardust for 2-year-olds, one start after being claimed for $20,000. It was another length back in third to Dancing Raptor. LeBlanc rode Nitro Chip for owner Emmitt Pickett and trainer Samuel Breaux. The colt covered six furlongs in 1:13.22.

* Long Leg Lou($24) overtook pacesetter Mrs. Mac in the stretch and went on to a four and three-quarter length win over Zamanda in the $80,150 Walmac Farm Matchmaker for fillies and mares. It was another neck back in third to Sunny Scarlett. Long Leg Lou, ridden by Melancon, covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45.62. She is owned by Blake Neely and is trained by Lonnie Briley.

* Cute N Noble($24.40) advanced along the rail on the final turn, swung outside of rivals in the stretch and ran down the leaders for a two length win in the $81,950 Louisiana Breeders' Oaks. Legs O'Neal finished second, a length clear of Letithappencaptain. Guy Smith rode the winner for owner Curtis Clark and trainer Maxful Landry, Jr.

* Handle on the program, which was run over two days last year, was $2,175,913.