Tony Richey is a busy man these days. So busy, in fact, that he finds
himself atop the trainer standings at both Evangeline Downs and, 200
miles to the north, Louisiana Downs.
Through the first five weeks
of the Evangeline meeting, Richey has had 13 winners to lead Karl
Broberg by a single victory. During opening weekend of this year’s
Louisiana Downs meeting, he sent out three winners and also holds a slim
“It is going to be tough to lead at both
tracks all summer now that both are running,” Richey admitted trackside
during training hours at Louisiana Downs on Sunday morning. “It’s all
about numbers, and we have kind of split our operation. We got off to a
good start at Evangeline last month, and it has carried over to up
Richey won the 2010 Louisiana Downs training title, his
first after almost 30 years of training in the Mid-South region. He says
defending his crown this year is not the stable’s primary goal.