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2014 Risen Star (G2)

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What the Nation is saying about the 2014 Risen Star (G2)...

A well matched field of ten will take to the Fair Grounds’ main track on Saturday for the 101st edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby. Read More
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  • marylandgq · Nine (9) 3-year-olds will be IN TROUBLE whether the track is fast or sloppy! · 23 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · earliest review places contenders as: 1 Intense Holiday 6 Vicar's in Trouble 8 Rise Up · 23 days ago ·
West Point Thoroughbreds’ Commanding Curve, a quickly-developing 3-year-old ridgling trained by Dallas Stewart, is now being pointed for the Grade II Risen Star Stakes on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Feb. 22.Read More
Here is a look at how 11 horses from the Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 2 have performed since the pool closed on Feb. 8.Read More
This past weekend race fans were treated to some thrilling three year old races as we witnessed exhilarating finishes in both the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream, and in the Risen Star at Fair Grounds. While those two races were the headliners of the afternoon, there was also a very talented allowan...Read More
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  • LennyGeorge · A Horse runs...doesn't matter what kind of track is playing..If he has heart when he races again he will still have the same heart...You can not say the track makes the difference the class makes the difference period...If for some reason the horse does not like different kind of track conditions that remains to be seen Secetariat did the track condition make any difference and so on with other good horses... · 53 days ago ·
  • LennyGeorge · I am not saying these are Kentucky Derby horses as I still like Honor Code but he better get to the race quick · 53 days ago ·
Recapping the Fountain of Youth, Davona Dale, Risen Star and Rachel Alexandra Stakes. What to take away from each and who looks like they have the most potential to succeed the first Friday and Saturday in May.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · Dani again i disagree.All time tells me is what TIME to wake up. What TIME to do this and what TIME to do that. If TIME is so diffinitive and the variant is not important.What happens if a surface is lightning fast and a horse goes 6f in 1.08 with the splits as you like to call them ,22/22/24 . That would be spectacular. What if on a dead race track a horse goes in 1.11 with splits of 23/23/25 . Both horses go wire to wire.Without the variant of the day,and you showed somebody who the more impressive horse was.I will give you 1 guess as to who they might come up with. In reality the lslower horse ran faster. You also say that it is not affected by energy. Like i told you,final times ,split times or the N.Y.Times. They are all irrelevant. It is how much effort it takes you to get there. So apparently it is taking to much TIME for me to convince you and you to convince me. I'd love to hear your response,i could care less if you are right or wrong. Just how i look at things.Yet not to be mistaken as arrogant,somehow deep inside,i am in the right. · 54 days ago ·
  • dani.pugh · Tell me where i said variant is not important? I NEVER did. I said variant is dependent upon time which is true. You proved that point of mine in your fifth sentence. You know the variant will be high or low because of the time. I also said it is dependent upon the splits, which you proved again, because like i said the pace tell us through the time. Time tells us if the track is slow or fast, so if you see a fast time on a slow track, with a fast pace behind it, you know darn well it is fast. You know the variant because you know the time. Without the time you would not know the pace nor would you know the variant. Tell me how you would be able to come up with numbers for variant, pace figures, or final race figures? You can't. · 54 days ago ·
As per usual, Zipse at the Track has plenty to say about everything that transpired over an interesting weekend of racing.Read More
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  • AnneShaw · If you arent able to find I can email to you only Feb 27 for three days. Re your last post my mom was totlly against racing so the only time we could go was when the (St Louis) Cardinals had a game we just told her we were going to the game. She wasn't a baseball fan either but it was much preferable to Fairmount Park. So we did not tell either except for what a wonderful/terrible game we saw. · 55 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Anne,someone after my own heart.A true closet Horse Degenerate( i say that in a loving way) do not take offense to it. In my neck of the woods.That is a term of endearment for horseplayers. · 55 days ago ·
Seven months after HRN interviewed West Point Thoroughbred President Terry Finley about the promise of owning juveniles, Commanding Curve holds Derby dreams for the partners.Read More
Starlight Racing and Jack Wolf’s Intense Holiday got up on the wire to edge Albano in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · 97 BSF for Intense Holiday · 56 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Andy considering he was about 4 deep for half of the turn.His race gets better due to the ground loss. He ran big on a difficult track to close on. · 56 days ago ·
Photos from yesterdays events... https://www.flickr.com/photos/91093795@N00/sets/72157641385664574/
A full field of 14 Derby hopefuls will line up in the gate this Saturday at Fair Grounds in New Orleans in what should be an exciting edition of the Risen Star.Read More
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  • Sully · Leave it to TV to reference a quarter horse piece on a thoroughbred forum. We all know why linesmakers do what they do. They're supposed to be trying to predict what the public will do. Know Mike Battaglia personally, you know that guy that makes the morning line for the derby amongst many other (haven't seen him in over a decade, but guarantee he'd still remember me), but what does that matter? In your mind, you're the ONLY one on here that's ever met anyone in the sport. · 56 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Met him, too. He would not remember me. · 56 days ago ·
Nathan,just spoke to SoCal. Lets just say that Bullet Bob has brought along a broom for todays 2 Stakes.Whatever that means.
We are headed out the door, headed to Fair Grounds for a full day of races! We will be paying attention to Gulfstream as well. Good luck everyone, and pictures to come later tonight of today's events :)
  • amino998 · Good Luck >>Information provided by track superintendent Pedro Zavala. Saturday, February 22, 2014 (Day 57 of 84) What is the condition of the main track? The main track is: FAST What did you do to the main track this morning? The main track was watered, harrowed, and sealed. What is the condition of the turf course? The turf course is: YIELDING Where is the temporary rail set on the turf course? 0 feet · 57 days ago ·
Rise up and Intense holday for the win in the Risen star
Picks for the HRN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY are still needed from: AnnaK, Mary Z., Lisa111, The TripleBStudios, SSilence86, zatt, AmbitiousD, Yukichan, BenHank1, Sully, UnionRagsRules, marylandgq, coyne.kaylor, shores, henry, and bspolk. The points hike this term and I highly advise you not miss this race! Good luck!
HRN ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY CONTESTANTS: This week's race is the Risen Star and YOU CANNOT MISS IT! Points this week increase to 24 for a winner, 12 for a place horse and 6 for a show horse. Picks can be submitted through this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N0rvAsdFe-lfd-UQkhsF1K1vXX38BpzgR-9WekFq-Do/viewform and are due as usual by noontime on Saturday (EST). Good luck!
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  • zXSwordXz · o ok. Got it. I thought you were doing all the derby prep. BTW..This is the first I've seen any of your contest link but then again, I don't visit HRN frequently. · 58 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · I've been posting these since early January every week. There is a smaller contest this eeekend you can find on the 2014 risen stat page · 58 days ago ·
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be well represented at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Saturday’s gala program after shipping one well-established filly for the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes and a colt with a lot of promise for the Grade II Risen Star Stakes.Read More
If anyone is interested, I run a Pick 6 racing game that mirrors the derby point series. This race is in it this weekend. It covers races from legs 1 and 2 of the derby point series and starts Feb 22nd. You have 15 picks to spread across 6 races each weekend. Most correct picks wins, its fun and free to play. http://games.scaredycatfilms.com/pick6/index.php
Vicar’s in Trouble may be a slight choice when he faces an overflow field of 13 challengers with two also-eligibles in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes.Read More
Ken and Sarah Ramsey look to have a big day in the Big Easy with Vicar’s in Trouble, Gentleman's Kitten, and Shanon Nicole. Read More
One man’s feast is another man’s famine, it is said, and so it was Wednesday when Gore Range Stable’s Emmett Park suddenly became part of the field for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.Read More

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