Four Time Leading Louisiana Stallion Half Ours Euthanized After Paddock Accident

Four time Louisiana Leading Stallion, Half Ours, was euthanized Saturday, July 17, 2021 following a paddock accident at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, Louisiana.

“It is a sad day for us all… Half Ours enriched our breeders program in Louisiana and beyond, having touched many who bred and raced,”  said Val Murrell of Clear Creek Stud. “He was obviously an integral part of Clear Creek Stud’s very existence, like a family member that you saw every day.  His loss will be felt by many and his influence will remain for years to come, defined by progeny that always showed up, held together, running on both dirt or grass.”

The grey son of Unbridled’s Song led the Louisiana Sire list from 2014-2017 and is currently leading the state in 2021. Bred by Brilliant Stables, Half Ours won the Three Chimney’s Juvenile Stakes at Keeneland in his second start and added the Grade II Richter Scale Sprint Championship Handicap at Gulfstream Park as a Four Year Old. Half Ours was initially raced by Aaron and Marie Jones in partnership with B.K. Schwartz and later by the Jones’s. Half Ours is the sire of thirty-eight stakes horses of which twenty-one were stakes winners of forty-one stakes races for lifetime earnings of in excess of Twenty Million Dollars. He initially stood at stud at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky before moving to Clear Creek Stud for the 2011 breeding season.

LTBA Announces 2020 Champions; Names No Parole 2020 Louisiana Horse of the Year

LTBA Announces 2020 Champions; Names No Parole 2020 Louisiana Horse of the Year


The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to announce the selection of Grade 1 Woody Stephens S. winner, No Parole as 2020 Louisiana Horse of the Year.


After breaking his maiden in his only start as a juvenile in 2019, No Parole (Violence-Plus One) won a Fair Grounds Allowance race by 13 1/4 lengths in his first start at 3, followed by a 6 1/2 length victory in the Louisiana Premier Night Prince at Delta Downs.  In June, he won the G1 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont defeating Echo Town in the process. He had four wins from seven 2020 starts. His year end earnings of $270,866 were the highest of any Louisiana Bred runner last year.


Along with overall Louisiana Horse of the Year, the following have been named 2020 Louisiana Champions:


2020 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly


Astrology-Kitty’s Got Class

Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson

Owner: Valene Farms

Trainer: Dallas Stewart


2020 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding


Half Ours-Sammy Van Ammy

Breeder: Larry Romero & Cradle Song Farm

Owner: Andrus J. Pellerin

Trainer: Keith G. Bourgeois


2020 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly

Half Ours-Lost Love Baby

Breeder: Tri-Star Racing, LLC

Owner: Tri-Star Racing, LLC

Trainer: Joseph M. Foster


2020 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding


Violence-Plus One

Breeder: Coteau Grove Farms.

Owner: Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin

Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss


2020 Four-Year-Old and up Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly or Mare


Greeley’s Galaxy-Black Mariah

Breeder: Margie K. Averett

Owner: Riley Blanchet and Todd Matte

Trainer: Victor Arceneaux


2020 Four-Year-Old and up Accredited Louisiana Bred Male


Custom For Carlos- Sarah’s My Angel

Breeder: Val C. Murrell

Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing

Trainer: Ron Faucheux


2020 Louisiana Broodmare of the Year


Into Mischief-Fast Liner

Owner:  Brett Brinkman and P. Dale Ladner


2020 Andrew L. “Red” Erwin Stallion of the Year


Quiet American-Minit Towinit by Malagra

Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc


2020 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Breeders Awards



2020 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stakes Winners



Champion Accredited Louisiana Bred runners as well as Broodmare of the Year were selected by LTBA memberships votes. Louisiana Horse of the Year is selected by the LTBA Board of Directors. Statistics were used to determine all remaining category winners.

Standing Perfect Wins Louisiana Legacy

Louisiana Legacy Stakes
Delta Downs, 1-11-21, 7.5 furlongs
3YO Accredited Louisiana-breds, $75,000

Standing Perfect wins the Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs

Half Ours–Stand by for News
Breeder: Roger C. Rashall
Owner: Respect the Valleys, LLC
Trainer: Lee Thomas
Jockey: Ashley Broussard

Wise Anchor
Anchor Down–Oh Wise One
Breeder: Michael L Martin, LLC
Owner: Anton Kubacak
Trainer: Scott Gelner
Jockey: Alex Birzer

Outwork–Hilarious Brown
Breeder: Cloyce C. Clark Jr.
Owner: Norman Stables, LLC
Trainer: Lonnie Briley
Jockey: Devin H. Magnon




Standing Perfect wins the Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted a nine-race program on Monday that included the $75,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes. The race was won by Respect The Valleys, LLC’s Standing Perfect, who used a front running trip under jockey Ashley Broussard to score the victory.

After breaking from post position four in a field of seven, Standing Perfect vied for the early lead with Morricone before coming away with a clear lead entering the first of two turns in the 7-1/2 furlong affair for 3-year-olds. The opening quarter mile was clicked off in 23.43 seconds. Racing up the backstretch, Standing Perfect kept Morricone at bay before the latter backed out and left a clear lead to the eventual winner, who had gone a half-mile in a time of 48.30 seconds.

Broussard stayed after Standing Perfect turning for home as a new set of challengers had emerged in the upper-stretch. But none of them had enough to get to the Lee Thomas trainee as he reported home three lengths in front of Wise Anchor, who finished second, and Drewhustle, who was third another 1-1/2 lengths behind the top pair. Standing Perfect covered the distance over a track listed ‘wet fast’ in a time of 1:35.65.

The win by Standing Perfect was the second of his career. He broke his maiden at first asking on September 16 while racing on the turf at Louisiana Downs before finishing second in stakes company at Fair Grounds. He earned $45,000 for his Legacy win and now has a bankroll of $78,500.

Standing Perfect is a 3-year-old colt by Half Ours, out of the Majesticperfection mare Stand by for News. The gray or roan runner was bred in the Bayou State by Roger C. Rashall.

Sent to the gate at odds of 6-5, Standing Perfect paid $4.60 to win, $3 to place and $2.40 to show. Wise Anchor was worth $5.80 to place and $3.40 to show. Drewhustle returned $4 to show.

Delta Downs will host live racing again on Tuesday with a nine-race card that includes the $75,000 Louisiana Jewel and the $75,000 Magnolia Stakes. First post time is set for 12:55 pm.

For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at Fans can also get information about the track through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.


Jimmy Two Times Leaves Louisiana Futurity Favorite Behind in the Slop

Louisiana Futurity
Colt and Gelding Division
Fair Grounds, 12-31-20, 6 furlongs
2yo Accredited Louisiana Breds, $110,400

Jimmy Two Times with Colby Hernandez aboard win the 58th running of the Louisiana Futurity – Colts and Gelding Division over a sloppy Fair Grounds tack. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr.

Half Ours–Sammy Van Ammy
Breeder: Larry Romero & Cradle Song Farm
Owner: Andrus J. Pellerin
Trainer: Keith G. Bourgeois
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

Swot Analysis
Anchor Down–Solo Buena
Breeder: Clear Creek Stud LLC
Owner: D. J. Stable LLC, Cash is King LLC and West Point Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Mark E. Casse
Jockey: Declan Carroll

Creole Charlie
My Pal Charlie–Cajun Yankee
Breeder: Horseplayers Racing LLC
Owner: Horseplayers Racing LLC
Trainer: Justin Jeansonne
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

Jimmy Two Times, Times Two in the Slop

Fair Grounds Press Release


Jimmy Two Times with Colby Hernandez aboard win the 58th running of the Louisiana Futurity – Colts and Gelding Division over a sloppy Fair Grounds tack. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr.





Off-Track Lover Romps in Boys Division of the LA Futurity

New Orleans (December 31, 2020) – Reconfirming a now obvious love for a sloppy race track, Andrus J. Pellerin’s Jimmy Two Times made it 2-for-2 locally with a dominant 7 ½-length win over heavily favored Swot Analysis in Thursday’s $100,000 Louisiana Futurity for state-bred 2-year-olds at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

After heavy rains rendered the main track sloppy in the matter of minutes just prior to first pot, it produced speedy times throughout the card. Sent off as 6.50-1 third choice in the Futurity for the boys, Jimmy Two Times broke running under Colby Hernandez. He dueled with Perfect Perigee through fractions of 21.83 and 45.84, while Swot Analysis, the .70-1 favorite, chased 4-wide from the outside. The top-2 continued to click along early, taking their battle to the far turn. Jimmy Two Times finally shook his pace rival in early stretch and then braced for a challenge from Swot Analysis that never came. Jimmy Two Times kicked clear mid-stretch and widened with ease nearing the line, completing the 6 furlongs in 1:12.35. Swot Analysis held second, some 2 ½ lengths over a rallying 8.90-1 Creole Charlie in third.

Jimmy Two Times, a gelded son of Half Ours, won on debut at Evangeline Downs in June but subsequently struggled in a pair of state-bred stakes, running fifth in the D.S. Shine Young in August and seventh in the Louisiana Cup Juvenile at Louisiana Downs in September. Trainer Keith Bourgeois regrouped and dropped Jimmy Two Times in class, running him in a state-bred N2L allowance here November 29. The track came up sloppy and the result was an easy 4 ½-length win. Jimmy Two Times used that victory as a springboard to his first stakes win and is now 3-for-5, with earnings of $111,240. And, needless to say, Bourgeois wasn’t complaining when the skies opened up about 45 minutes before the Futurity.

“I was hoping we’d get rain and when I looked at the forecast, I saw rain, and I was for sure very, very happy,” Bourgeois said. “He’s (Jimmy Tow Times) is getting better. In the Futurity (at Evangeline) he had a bad cold and it didn’t work out in the next two races and when we came back here, he sure ran a big race with Colby (jockey Hernandez).”

Swot Analysis was a hot favorite off a 9 ¾-length MSW win here November 27 for trainer Mark Casse but seemed to spin his wheels a bit over a track that catered to front runners. The son of Anchor Down, who was sixth on debut at Churchill Downs against open MSW foes in November, pressed and drew off in his local score, but he was further back than last time on Thursday and was put in chase mode early under Declan Carroll.

“We had a wide trip around there and he didn’t break as sharp as I’d like,” Carroll said. “He’s a lot better than that. The track is playing pretty quick and they are holding today.”

Our Lost Love Adds to Stakes Record with Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Win

Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, 6 Furlongs
3YO & upwards, Accredited Louisiana Breds, fillies and mares, $100,000


Our Lost Love get a nose in front of Mr. Al’s Gal to winthe 15th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint at Fair Grounds.  Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

Half Ours–Lost Love Baby
Breeder: Tri-Star Racing LLC
Owner: Tri-Star Racing LLC
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

Mr. Al’s Gal
Salute the Sarge–Spanish Ice
Breeder: J. Adcock & Neal McFadden
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

Vacherie Girl
Tapiture–Saucey Officer
Breeder: Georgia Farms Inc
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.