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What the Nation is saying about the Super Derby...

Who will ultimately be crowned Three-Year-Old Male Champion? Let's go through the Eclipse Award ScenariosRead More
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  • tmallios1 · Then we agree mschneider. you have a good day.Either way it will be some race. · 301 days ago ·
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  • mschneider · Tmallios1 - A good day to you aslo. I hope you know I am a huge fan of Verrazano, just not of the opinion he should be 3YO Eclipse winner. Is Cross Traffic the rocket ship you are referring to? · 301 days ago ·
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I continue my week of writing the Super Derby notes and articles for Harrah’s Louisiana Downs today, with a piece on the winner of the local prep, Holiday Mischief. While there have not been many Prelude winners to also win the Super Derby, the two that did are noteworthy. In 1991, Free Spirit's Joy...Read More
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  • travel_vic · This used to be an anticipate and touted graded stake...It has lost a lot of its lusture over the years as almost no one talks about it · 306 days ago ·
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  • Sully · Departing-Bashaar-Holiday Mischief-Treasury Bill · 305 days ago ·
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In only a third of a century, the Super Derby has developed a rich and proud history. Many of the finest three-year-olds in American racing have ventured down to compete in the key end-of-summer event. Because of this, I was honored when asked to write the Super Derby notes and articles for Harrah’s...Read More
It's FRIDAY and OPENING DAY at Churchill Downs! Belmont and Kentucky Downs kickoff Saturday. Who is heading to the track this weekend?Read More
Plenty of Super Derby facts both old and new ...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Absolutely ... it is a tricky time of year on my working schedule, but I will get to Louisiana Downs and the Super Derby sometime soon. Thanks, CFC! · 308 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · Now I know the Super Derby much better than I did before. Thanks, Brian. · 308 days ago ·
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October 6th will be the date of a serious showdown at Hoosier Park between Bob Baffert's colt, Fed Biz and Kellyn Gorder's colt, Bourbon Courage. Both colts are coming off super impressive performances, so this shoot out will be one you will not want to miss.Read More
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  • TampaBayDowns Fan · O'Prado again hasn't done anything wrong, whereas FB hasn't run against graded stakes g2s · 643 days ago ·
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  • ScottDick · This race is so competitive. I haven't landed on my selection yet, but I'm really liking Easter Gift to run a good race. I think Bourbon Courage is the one to beat. · 643 days ago ·
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Bourbon Courage loves Louisiana. He is now 3 for 3 in the state after winning at two turns for the first time in Saturday’s Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. Earlier this year, Bourbon Courage won the first two starts of his career at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, putting up triple-di...Read More
Saturday's G2 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs features a well-matched field of 9 looking for the winner's share of the $500,000 purse.Read More
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  • gelded1 · oops should have been your not you're · 669 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · At least you did not use the brain dead "catch all " phrase ISSUE! No longer is anything a situation, a problem, a contradiction, a confrontation, a perdicament, a worry, a discovery, etc. etc. lazy English is the toast of the town these days as everyone abandons the great mosaic that is our language to mindless simplicity. Woof · 669 days ago ·
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The Super Derby, Louisiana Downs' marquee event, will take place Sept. 8 this year, the earliest date in the race's 32 years. Just like last season, the 33rd edition of the race takes place on the second Saturday in September and will run as a Grade II, $500,000 event over 1 1/8 miles. Read More
Shackleford has been burning up the track in preparation for the Indiana Derby on Saturday. Shack's posted two brilliant works, he seems ready to fire a monster race at Hoosier Park. A good performance in the Indiana Derby will set him up beautifully for The Breeders' Cup.Read More
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  • Paladin · Wiburn will surprise. Well rested and sitting on a big one · 1018 days ago ·
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  • ruffian65 · Welcome to Indy Shackleford!! Good luck to you and your connections!! · 1017 days ago ·
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Breaking news regarding the 2011 Indiana Derby and the possible entrants - It's looking to be a star studded field set to contest this grade II event. Topping last years Derby will be hard, but with these additions, this could be the best Indiana Derby field ever!Read More
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  • cowgirlie229 · Shack is pretty good, but I really was pulling for Mucho Macho Man to race! I love that horse! He's a Georgia horse like mine. Gotta root for him! · 1019 days ago ·
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  • TampaBayDowns Fan · I'm so glad i might get to meet Dale Romans! I get to see Shackleford regardless, but I want to meet Dale too! · 1018 days ago ·
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Say what you will about how the pace unfolded in yesterday’s Super Derby, but one thing you cannot deny is that the winner is a horse on a roll … and a Derby roll at that. Undefeated now in four starts in 2011, Prayer For Relief first jumped on the Derby train with a win in Prairie Meadows’ Iowa Der...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Yes, the amount of useless information I have in my head is indeed boundless ;-) · 1032 days ago ·
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  • DeadHeat · He has not overly impressed me. It is easy to rack up wins when the competition you face is so inferior to you. I'm glad he is taking his game to a new level, but I don't see him hitting the board in the Classic. · 1029 days ago ·
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Prayer For Relief broke on top and never looked back in Saturday's Grade 2 Super Derby from Louisiana Downs.Read More
  • tktile · I am sick to stomach today. I capped the 10th and 11th race to perfection and only cashed place and show bets in each. I was stuck at my tile store until late and had to rush to the track but I did my handicapping at home so I had a value plan for the 10th on #7 Gung Ho who's workouts suggested he was on the improve and was a much better value than his 12/1 M/L suggested. The betting public agreed and knocked him down to 9/2. But my choice as the A+ horse was #8 Top Cat Boogie who was 5/1 M/L and going off at 12/1 when I got to the track. Was the public reading the same program. 12/1 on the high speed figure and my top contender!! I went to mattresses on him and keyed him on top. $20 win/place 5 times $1 perfecta 8w1,7,9,11 ran 10 times(I hate paying taxes for handicapping good) .50 tri 8 w1,7,9,11 ran 10 times and .10 super 8w1,7,9,11 ran 10 times. If you watched the race my horse (Gung Ho) who I was driving down to bet won by a nose in a photo finish over my key horse. Had I called in my bet i would have won $1,180 on win $680 on place $627 perfecta $2,403 tri and $2,559 super. Instead I keyed the 8 and not the 7,8 w 1,7,8,9,11 and only cashed a $502 place bet. Alright I'm pretty sick at the moment but I had capped the 11th and had a small profit in my pocket and I loved #9 Awsome Bet in the next race. To make things better I loved #4 Populist Politics also. And when I saw those odds of #9 12/1 and #4 20/1 I said self were going to make some money on this race. I figured the #1 and #5 (who I thought would have a regression coming off a best speed figure)would get in a speed dual and the 4 & 9 woul d come running late. Furthermore what's not to like about the #6 Alteration who was up against it in this one but I liked to come in 2nd,3rd or 4th. I wasn't going to make the same mistake this time $20 win/place on the 4,9 5 times 4,9 w 4,5,6,9 perfecta, trifecta and super same bets as previous race. The race went down like this... The #5 got the lead as expected but the #1 didn't get out of the gate my 4,9 had nice position but when I saw a .50 1/2 mile I knew I might be up against it but my horses came charging late and briefky took the lead but the #5 had to much left in the tank a won by a 1/2 length. I tasted throw up in my mouth. Why do I not box when I only like 4 horses in the race. In fact the #5 was such an obvious choice how could I not play a defense per tri super keying the #5 if the pace didn't set up. I cashed a $460 place bet. Salt on the wound when #4 PP paid $9.20 to show. I'm sick. The money I should have made and just figure how close I was twice in a row to making I would estimate around $15K a race had my horse got that length or nose. Thanks for listening my girl says atleast you didn't lose but I feel awful and lost my pride. And like in tennis they were unforced errors because I know better. If you need a winner don't ask me but if your looking for a good place or show horse I'm your guy. · 1032 days ago ·
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The 2011 Super Derby looks to be a an exciting renewal, with 9 starters making it one of the largest fields in recent years.Read More
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  • MichaelPavelick · @mdracing69 88 is good enough. It really depends if thats a improvement from his previous ungraded races, because it was off of a layoff. It also depends on PFR's speed rating in his w. Virg. derby victory. I will probably have a complete picture on Friday evening. So far to me Trubs is a exciting 12-1 shot. · 1035 days ago ·
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  • RamonDimas · PRAYER FOR RELIEF will and have 2 beat ALTERNATION!! · 1035 days ago ·
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Louisiana Downs toyed with the date of its marquee race this year by moving the Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby up two weeks to Saturday. The gamble has paid off. Entries for 1 1/8-mile race were taken Wednesday, and the track drew one of its largest and most competitive fields in years, with the grou...Read More
The plan from the start was to run a colt named Alternation in the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga.Those plans have changed. The Aug. 27 Travers, which will be run at 1 1/4 miles, has been replaced by the $500,000, Grade II Super Derby at Louisiana Downs at 1 1/8 miles on Sept. 11.Read More
Take a second to think of who has been the most impressive three-year-old to compete so far in 2011? I don't know about you, but the answer I come up with is a recent maiden winner at the Fair Grounds for the honor. Bind is his name and he was positively super and scintillating eleven days ago. Bind...Read More
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  • ScottDick · He looks for real, very impressed by his win. But I'll need to see more before I say he's going to be a superstar. Happy Mr.Stall is going to take his time! · 1225 days ago ·
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  • zenyatta mondatta · I am happy that Stall is going to take his time. No need to rush him into a derby. IF no TC winner than a derby winner is not going to get you a HOTY. If playing his cards right , like I think Al is, He could very well have a strong HOTY contender on his hands. This could be his next Eclipse winner. Luckily, there is no Zenyatta to contend with in 2011. I would love to see this new kid on the block really take off. · 1224 days ago ·
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Here are 5 reminders of why horse racing is the poorest managed of all the world’s sports: The Pennsylvania Derby is held the same day as the Super Derby – Hello, is anyone planning these events?  You ended up with 2 very mediocre races, rather than one pretty good one. There aren’t enough good...Read More
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  • cugel the clever · humphrey - you are an arrogant old dinosaur. stop patronizing and insulting people who are trying to imprpove the mess that you and your generation made of the beautiful sport of horse racing. of course the writer knows that each track functions indpendently. he is making the point that for the survival of the sport, tracks need to think more strategically and plan their stakes programs to maximize the interest in each track and stakes race. it's a perfectly sensible idea and essential in an age when there is increasing competition for the sports fans' attention and dollars. "ALWAYS have" is true. "ALWAYS will" is a stupid and regressive opinion. · 1373 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · Johann Wolfgang von Goethe knew about things when he stated "there is nothing more frightful than ignoirnace in action." The Jockey Club has does and will probably forever rule racing with an iron hand. When you are the only legal game in town you develop disdain for you customer as a take it or leave it situation as they have shown repeatedly. It wasn't unitl after a class actio suit by the Jockey's Guild after WWII that jocks licenses were pried out of their hands. Jim Squires referes to these autorcratic atherosclerotic rigid individuals as the "Dinnies" in response to Dinnie Phipps and outlines in his book, Headless Horsemen, how they are adrift with no ideas to solidify the game. When Gaines came up with the idea of the Breeder's Cup it was rejected until THEY put their name on it as ???co authors, so when you begin to try to see why the game is in the state it is in today,. READ a little history first. HANA (Horseplayer's Association of North America) is trying to use some boycotting force to change things, but I would not hold my breath. The only coordinated racing to date is during the Tripel Crown and Breeder's Cup dates and that only happens because of single factor: $$$$$$$$$$ · 1373 days ago ·
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Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video09/07/13LaD111 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2DepartingRuler Of LoveCameo Appearance1:50.08
View Details09/08/12LaD101 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Bourbon CourageFly Lexis FlyMaster Rick1:51.40
View DetailsView Video09/10/11LaD111 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Prayer for ReliefAwesome BetPopulist Politics1:52.29
View DetailsView Video09/25/10LaD111 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2ApartDistorted EconomyHurricane Ike1:52.31
View DetailsView Video09/19/09LaD111 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Regal RansomBlameMassone1:49.63
View DetailsView Video09/20/08LaD101 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2My Pal CharlieMacho AgainForest Command1:48.36
View DetailsView Video09/22/07LaD101 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Going BallisticGrasshopperPast The Point1:50.32
View DetailsView Video09/23/06LaD101 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Strong ContenderLawyer RonLouisborg1:48.60
View Details10/01/05LaD81 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2The DaddyA. P. ArrowNolan's Cat2:03.15
View Details09/25/04LaD101 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2FantasticatBorregoBritt's Jules1:51.40
View Details09/20/03LaD101 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Ten Most WantedSotoCrowned King15:07.70
View Details09/21/02LaD91 1/8 mD03 MSuper Derby-G2Essence Of DubaiWalk In The SnowA. P. Five Hundred1:49.43
View Details09/23/01LaD91 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1OutoftheboxE DubaiQuadrophonic Sound2:06.20
View Details09/30/00LaD61 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1TiznowCommendableMass Market1:59.84
View DetailsView Video10/02/99LaD81 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1Ecton ParkMenifeePineaff2:00.59
View Details09/27/98LaD91 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1ArchClassic CatSir Tiff2:01.40
View DetailsView Video09/28/97LaD81 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1Deputy CommanderPrecocityBlazing Sword2:00.80
View DetailsView Video06/22/96LaD91 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1Editor's NoteThe Barking SharkDevil's Honor2:02.20
View DetailsView Video09/30/95LaD91 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1MeckePineing PattyScott's Scoundrel2:00.20
View DetailsView Video10/01/94LaD71 1/4 mD03 MSuper Derby-G1Soul Of The MatterConcernBay Street Star2:03.40
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