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The Kentucky Derby Championship Series begins their schedule with the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a 1 1/16 mile race in which points are awarded for the top four finishers. The winner receives 50 points, second place garners 20 points, third place is awarded 10 points while fourth place receives five points to attempt to gather enough points to run in the Kentucky Derby in May.

Last season, Bravazo was the winner by a nose in 1:42:95 with Snapper Sinclair receiving second place. For more on the story check it out here. This race was previously known as the Louisiana Derby Trial Stakes until they changed the name in 1989. It was named after the horse that won the race the previous season, Risen Star.

The Entrants

Here are the horses that are entered in the 2019 version along with gate assignment, jockey, owner and trainer.

1 Plus Que Parfait
Jockey-Julien R. Leparoux

Owner- Imperial Racing, LLC

Trainer-Brendan P. Walsh

Odds: 8/1

2 Roiland
Jockey- James Graham

Owner- Durlacher, James and Mary

Trainer-  Thomas M. Amoss

Odds: 20/1

3 Mr. Money
Jockey- Gabriel Saez
Owner- Allied Racing Stable, LLC
Trainer-  W. Bret Calhoun

Odds: 10/1

4 Chase the Ghost
Jockey- Mitchell Murrill
Owner- Holy Cow Stable, LLC
Trainer- Dallas Stewart

Odds: 20/1

5 Henley’s Joy
Jockey-Manuel Franco
Owner- Bloom Racing Stable
Trainer- Michael J. Maker

Odds; 20/1

6 Hog Creek Hustle
Jockey- Florent Geroux
Owner- Something Special Racing, LLC
Trainer- Vickie L. Foley

Odds: 12/1

7 Manny Wah
Jockey- Channing Hill
Owner- Susan Moulton
Trainer- Wayne M. Catalano

Odds: 12/1

8 Owendale
Jockey- Shaun Bridgmohan
Owner- Rupp Racing
Trainer- Brad H. Cox

Odds: 6/1

9 Country House
Jockey- Luis Saez
Owner- Shields, Jr., Mrs. J. V., McFadden, Jr., E. J. M. and LNJ Foxwoods
Trainer- William I. Mott

Odds: 8/1

10 Limonite
Jockey- Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
Owner- Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
Trainer- Steven M. Asmussen

Odds: 10/1

11 Dunph
Ridden by Jose L. Ortiz
Owned by Three Diamonds Farm
Trained by Michael J. Maker

Odds: 30/1

12 Frolic More
Jockey- Corey J. Lanerie
Owner-  Andrew Farm and On Our Own Stable, LLC
Trainer- Dallas Stewart

Odds: 30/1

13 Kingly
Jockey- Drayden Van Dyke
Owner- Clearview Stables LLC
Trainer- Bob Baffert

Odds: 6-1

14 War of Will
Jockey- Tyler Gaffalione
Owner- Gary Barber
Trainer- Mark E. Casse

Odds: 3/1

15 Gun It
Jockey- Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Owner- Whisper Hill Farm LLC and Three Chimneys Farm
Trainer- Steven M. Asmussen

Odds: 20/1

Our Pick

There are many potential winners in this race as it has great parity this season. War of Will is the favorite but not by a big margin. To me, he has to prove his worth as my money has him placing in this race. I like to box the following horses in order to maximize my bet.

Limonite (10), Kingly (13), War of Will (14), Owendale (8)


Kentucky Derby Championship Races in March

(full schedule)

March 2- Fountain of Youth

March 9- Tampa Bay Derby

March 9- Gotham

March 9- San Felipe

March 16- Jeff Ruby Steaks

March 16- Rebel)

March 23- Louisiana Derby

March 24- Sunland Derby

March 30- UAE Derby



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