Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Race type: Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Distance: 1 mile 70 yards
Track: Dirt, left-handed
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.
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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|2019||War of Will||Tyler Gaffalione||Mark E. Casse||Gary Barber||1:43.44|
|2018||Instilled Regard||Javier Castellano||Jerry Hollendorfer||OXO Equine LLC||1:42.59|
|2017||Guest Suite||Robby Albarado||Neil J. Howard||Farish, W.S. and Kilroy, Lora Jean||1:43.20|
|2016||Mo Tom||Corey Lanerie||Thomas M. Amoss||G M B Racing||1:43.18|
|2015||International Star||Miguel Mena||Michael J. Maker||Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey||1:43.62|
|2014||Vicar's In Trouble||Rosie Napravnik||Mike Maker||Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey||1:42.57|
|2013||Oxbow||Jon Court||D. Wayne Lukas||Bluegrass Hall||1:43.30|
|2012||Mr. Bowling||Robby Albarado||J. Larry Jones||Brereton Jones||1:43.49|
|2011||Wilkinson||Garrett K. Gomez||Neil J. Howard||Gaillardia Racing LLC||1:40.97|
|2010||Ron the Greek||James Graham||Thomas M. Amoss||Jack T. Hammer||1:40.09|
|2009||Friesan Fire||Gabriel Saez||J. Larry Jones||Vinery||1:37.67|
|2008||Z Fortune||Shaun Bridgmohan||Steve Asmussen||Zayat Stables||1:37.79|
|2007||Hard Spun||Mario Pino||J. Larry Jones||Fox Hill Farms||1:37.87|
|2005||Storm Surge||Robby Albarado||Dallas Stewart||Overbrook Farm||1:39.34|
|2004||Fire Slam||Shane Sellers||David M. Carroll||Stan Fulton||1:38.48|
|2003||Saintly Look||Shane Sellers||Dallas Stewart||William A. Carl||1:37.62|
|2002||Easyfromthegitgo||Donnie Meche||Steve Asmussen||J. Cassels/R. Zollars||1:37.98|
|2001||Sam Lord's Castle||Robby Albarado||Josie Carroll||Eugene Melnyk||1:37.98|
|2000||Noble Ruler||Larry Melancon||Niall O'Callaghan||Fsim Racing Stables||1:39.11|
|1999||Some Actor||Eddie Martin Jr.||Thomas M. Amoss||James McIngvale||1:38.59|