VICAR'S IN TROUBLE: A TRUE CONTENDER
Tue, 2014/04/29 - 1:02pm News Staff
By Brooks O’Connor
On March 30, Louisiana's premier Thoroughbred race was run, and a small, scrappy Louisiana bred horse threw down the gauntlet the way a crawfish throws up his claws at an oversized opponent. In a history going back to 1894, only two horses have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby from a victory at the New Orleans Fair Grounds stakes race, known as the Louisiana Derby. An oil baron's steed named Black Gold claimed the Run for the Roses in 1924 using the Louisiana Derby as a springboard.
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