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Lecomte Stakes

The Lecomte Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a Grade III Stakes race for three-year old horses willing to run 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the dirt. It offers a purse of $100,000, and is normally run in mid-January. Trainers use it as a prep race for the Louisiana Derby, and potentially the Kentucky Derby.

Before 1992, the race was run at a distance of 8½ furlongs.

The race is named in honor of one of the great Boston's best sons, Lecomte. Lecomte's dam was the brilliant Reel and he was half brother to the incomparable Lexington.

In 2006, the race had to be canceled as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Winners since 1999

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Ron the Greek James Graham Thomas M. Amoss Jack T. Hammer 1:40.09
2009 Friesan Fire Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Fox Hill Farms/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
2006 no race
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

Winners 1970–1998

  • 1998 - Western City
  • 1997 - Cash Deposit
  • 1996 - Boomerang
  • 1995 - Moonlight Dancer
  • 1994 - Fly Cry
  • 1993 - Dixieland Heat
  • 1992 - Line in the Sand
  • 1991 - Big Courage
  • 1990 - Martha's Buck
  • 1989 - Majesty's Imp
  • 1988 - Pastourelles
  • 1987 - One Tough Cat
  • 1986 - Timely Albert
  • 1985 - Encolure
  • 1984 - Silent King
  • 1983 - Explosive Wagon
  • 1982 - Linkage
  • 1981 - Law Me
  • 1980 - Withholding
  • 1979 - Fuego Seguro
  • 1978 - Dragon Tamer
  • 1977 - Clev Er Tell
  • 1976 - Tudor Tambourine
  • 1975 - Colonial Power
  • 1974 - Crimson Ruler
  • 1973 - Vodika
  • 1972 - No Le Hace
  • 1971 - Helio Rise
  • 1970 - Action Getter


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