They came by car. They came by truck. They came by helicopter….yes helicopter.
On Thursday evening, September 4, Dex Comardelle hosted “Horses and Heroes” at his farm, Blue Star Racing, in Scott, Louisiana. The purpose of the event was two-fold; to raise awareness of the Louisiana Thoroughbred industry as well as to raise money for local first responders.
“Horses and Heroes was created in partnership with multiple equine related organizations across the state of Louisiana to generate awareness of the $2 billion dollar economic impact the Horse Industry has for the state each year; all while raising funds for local first responders to purchase lifesaving equipment, enabling them to better serve the communities in which they operate.”
The event was a big success on both counts. With approximately 275 guests in attendance even in the sweltering heat, “Horses and Heroes” raised close to $6,000 for the first responders.
Food and beverage provided by local Louisiana restaurants and mixologists were featured, and the the music of Ryan Foret and The Foret Tradition drew many dancers to the floor. Additionally, there was a $5,000 Reverse Drawing, as well as a stallion season raffle.
Event sponsors included Zealous Energy, Oilfield Logistic Services, Courier Labs, B-Line Equine, Big V Feeds, Boehringer Ingelheim, Intak Rental and Supply, Evers and Sons, Encore Group, G.O.L. , Turnbow Trailers, Laris Insurance Agency, Adkins Spice Company, Frias Winery, Louisiana Thoroughbred BreederAssociation, Blue Star Racing, and Equine Sales Co.
Stallion is a half brother to the dam of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Country House.
Blue Star Racing in Louisiana announced May 7 it will add Breaking Lucky, a graded stakes-winning half brother to the dam of Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Country House, to its stallion roster for 2020. The farm near Scott, La., bought the millionaire son of Lookin At Lucky prior to the Arkansas Derby (G1) from a racing partnership that included West Point Thoroughbreds, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Eric Young, and R. A. Hill Stable. Breaking Lucky has been retired.
“We are so excited because we are adding another graded stakes-winning millionaire to our roster,” said Blue Star Racing owner Dex Comardelle, who started standing multiple grade 1 winner Real Solution in 2018. He leases the son of Kitten’s Joy from Calumet Farm. “This is an opportunity for the breeders in our area to tap into a sire line that is red hot in Lookin At Lucky. You also are tapping into a very deep female family as well.”