Lecomte Stakes

  • Location: Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, New Orleans, LA
  • Inaugural Race: 1944
  • Distance: One mile, 70 yards
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds
  • Status: Grade 3
  • 2020 Purse: $200,000
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, January 18th
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The Lecomte Stakes features Road to the Kentucky Derby points worth 10-4-2-1 for 3-year-olds at Fair Grounds in Louisiana. This stop along the Kentucky Derby trail typically falls in the middle of January.


2020 Lecomte Stakes Entries & Results

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Enforceable
Julien R. Leparoux
Mark E. Casse
$15.60
$6.20
$5.00
9
Silver State
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steven M. Asmussen
$5.00
$3.80
2
Mr. Monomoy
Florent Geroux
Brad H. Cox
$5.40
1
Finnick the Fierce
Sonny Leon
Rey Hernandez
4
Scabbard
Corey J. Lanerie
Eddie Kenneally
12
Shashashakemeup
James Graham
J. Keith Desormeaux
5
Excession
Colby J. Hernandez
Steven M. Asmussen
7
Halo Again
Joseph Talamo
Steven M. Asmussen
11
Bango
Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
Gregory D. Foley
3
Perfect Star
Robby Albarado
Scott Gelner
8
Jack the Umpire
Shaun Bridgmohan
Brett A. Brinkman
13
Sycamore Run
Adam Beschizza
Joe Sharp
6
New Eagle
Gabriel Saez
Michael J. Maker

 

Exotic Payoffs:

  • Exacta (10-9) Paid: $36
  • Trifecta (10-9-2) Paid: $119
  • Superfecta (10-9-2-1) Paid: $200

Watch the 2020 Lecomte Stakes

 


History of the Lecomte Stakes

Named after the 1850s racehorse Lecomte – who set a world record for four miles and who had a noted rivalry with the outstanding runner and sire Lexington – the Lecomte Stakes is the first of three races in Fair Grounds’ Kentucky Derby prep series for 3-year-olds.

It’s also part of the official Road to the Kentucky Derby series, by which horses earn points that qualify them for the Derby. The first four finishers are allotted points on a 10-4-2-1 basis.

The Lecomte Stakes has been won by several outstanding horses. Oxbow was victorious in the 2013 Lecomte and went on to win the Preakness Stakes and finish second in the Belmont Stakes. The high-quality 2007 Kentucky Derby runner-up Hard Spun is another Lecomte winner, as is the multiple grade one winner Ron the Greek and the 1972 Kentucky Derby runner-up No Le Hace.

Runners from the Lecomte Stakes frequently run in the other Fair Grounds Derby preps, the Risen Star Stakes (G2) and the Louisiana Derby (G2). Horses to have won all three races include International Star and Friesan Fire.


Past Winners of the Lecomte Stakes

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2020
Enforceable
Julien R. Leparoux
Mark E. Casse
John C. Oxley
2019
War of Will
Tyler Gaffalione
Mark E. Casse
Gary Barber
2018
Instilled Regard
Jerry Hollendorfer
Javier J. Castellano
OXO Equine
2017
Guest Suite
Neil J. Howard
Robby J. Albarado
W. S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership
2016
Mo Tom
Corey Lanerie
Thomas M. Amoss
G M B Racing
2015
International Star
Miguel Mena
Michael J. Maker
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
2014
Vicar's In Trouble
Rosie Napravnik
Mike Maker
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey
2013
Oxbow
Jon Court
D. Wayne Lukas
Bluegrass Hall
2012
Mr. Bowling
Robby Albarado
J. Larry Jones
Brereton Jones
2011
Wilkinson
Garrett K. Gomez
Neil J. Howard
Gaillardia Racing LLC

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