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Lecomte Stakes

Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Inaugurated: 1970
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 1 mile 70 yards
Track: Dirt, left-handed
Qualification: Three-year-olds
Purse: $175,000

Race Type: Kentucky Derby Prep Race

Road to the Roses Points: 1st=10 points; 2nd=4 points; 3rd=2 points; 4th=1 point

Many horse trainers view the Lecomte Stakes as a prep race for the Louisiana Derby, and potentially the Kentucky Derby. Lecomte is the first Kentucky Derby points race of the year at New Orleans' Fair Grounds, in late January with 10 points available to the winners.


Lecomte Stakes and the Kentucky Derby

 

War Emblem is the only horse to win the Kentucky Derby after running in the Lecomte, in which he was fifth in 2002. Hard Spun won the 2007 Lecomte before finishing second at Churchill Downs.

 

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Lecomte Stakes Past Winners

 

2013 Oxbow Jon Court 01:43.3
2012 Mr. Bowling Robby Albarado 01:43.5
2011 Wilkinson Garrett K. Gomez 01:41.0
2010 Ron the Greek James Graham 01:40.1
2009 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez 01:37.7
2008 Z Fortune Shaun Bridgmohan 01:37.8
2007 Hard Spun Mario Pino 01:37.9
2006 No race due to Hurricane Katrina
2005 Storm Surge Robby Albarado 01:39.3
2004 Fire Slam Shane Sellers 01:38.5
2003 Saintly Look Shane Sellers 01:37.6
2002 Easyfromthegitgo Donnie Meche 01:38.0
2001 Sam Lord's Castle Robby Albarado 01:38.0
2000 Noble Ruler Larry Melancon 01:39.1
1999 Some Actor Eddie Martin Jr. 01:38.6