2014 Lecomte (G3)

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Everything old is new again. Zipse's first Down and Derby Sweet 16 Kentucky Derby rankings are out, and you might be surprised to see who occupies the top spot.Read More
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  • oldgreymare · I SURE LIKE TAPITURE....at 38-1 in the kdfp ...a win would sure be sweet! · 49 days ago ·
  • EP Taylor · Hard to get excited about a Tapit. Always very nice 2-3 year olds, but not for the classic distance. · 49 days ago ·
This past weekend, the 2014 Kentucky Derby Trail really started to heat up with The Lecomte at the Fair Grounds and The Smarty Jones over at Oaklawn. Here’s my take on what to make of these events moving forward.Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · When you mention the Smarty Jones(and Lecomte), not much credence would be put into this race as a prep race, but Oxbow and Will Take Charge emerged in the big showcase later on. Curious to see if anyone develops out of either of these races? Nevertheless, nice angle on your analysis. · 82 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · another great breakdown mike · 82 days ago ·
We take a look at the winners of last weekend's Lecomte and Smarty Jones Stakes, and wonder if they have what it takes to be contenders at Churchill.Read More
Now squarely into the new year, it’s time for the three-year-olds to take center stageRead More
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  • shackleford · Tanzanite Cat has the pedigree (and perhaps the talent) to be a factor until the KY Derby. I think his sire won the AR Derby. Florida looks like the place to be again this year. · 86 days ago ·
  • quillg · The winners of both Lecomte and Smarty Jones WILL NOT make it to the starting gate @ CD on the 1st Sagtruday in May. · 85 days ago ·
Will Smarty Jones become the next Derby Winner to Sire a Champion?Read More
The Lecomte Stakes, the second Derby points system race in 2014 looks to be a wide open affair with nine 3-year-olds of various running styles. Read More
Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Vicar’s in Trouble became the first Louisiana-bred horse since 1987 to win the Lecomte.Read More
The Grade 3 Lecomte at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans features a field of nine Kentucky Derby hopefuls vying for the first Derby Points being offered this year down on the bayou. The group is headed by Gold Hawk for Steve Asmussen and I believe he is a legit and deserving favorite. You never know th...Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · I tend to like Got Shades, with Albarado. This is the second entrant of trainer Pish. Not sure if one is in the race to set up for the other. I wonder if any horsemen would shy away from going the Fair Grounds route, when Grindstone in 1996 and the next nearest Louisiana Derby winner being Black Gold in 1924, because of the lack of Ky Derby success that had followed? · 91 days ago ·
  • two4nine · I'll take Vicar's in Trouble. A Maker-trained, Ramsey-owned colt with Rosie up. Big speed, a jump in class, and first route, but I think he'll simply be faster than the rest. · 90 days ago ·
1 - Albano, 2 - Gold Hawk, 3 - Silent Ruler, 4 - Got Shades.
Why would a trainer ship two 3-year-olds into New Orleans with such unorthodox past performances as Dennis Foster’s Got Shades and Cesar Parra’s Rainbow Trip for a race like Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte?Read More
Brereton C. Jones’s Albano, the latest Larry Jones-trained sophomore with designs on a Triple Crown campaign later this spring, and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gold Hawk, expected to fulfill a similar role for trainer Steve Asmussen, may vie for favoritism when they match strides in Saturday’s Grade III...Read More
Windy Hill Farm’s Smarty Echo worked a half-mile in company Sunday morning in preparation for Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes, centerpiece event of Road to the Derby Kickoff Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.Read More
It is now less than 10 days until Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots but at this early juncture the Grade III Lecomte Stakes, showcase race of that gala afternoon, is looking like it may end up as a duel of wills between Brereton Jones’s Albano and Winchell Tho...Read More
Windy Hill Farm’s Smarty’s Echo, a son of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones, has been added to the list of probable starters for the 70th anniversary edition of the Grade III Lecomte Stakes to be contested Jan. 18 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Road to the Derby Kickoff D...Read More
Fair Grounds-based trainer Keith Desormeaux nominated Big Chief Thoroughbreds’ Silent Ruler to the Grade III Lecomte prior to last Saturday’s deadline and the Lafayette, Louisiana, native was somewhat non-committal when asked if Silent Ruler would be a Lecomte contestant on Thursday. Read More
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