You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Professional

  • Serena starts slow, rolls at Open
    Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
  • Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win
    NEW YORK – Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S.
  • 2-time Horse of Year Wise Dan to return to races
    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to return to the races this weekend at Saratoga, 3 1/2 months after having emergency surgery.
Advertisement

Vicar's In Trouble wins $1 million Louisiana Derby

NEW ORLEANS — Jockey Rosie Napravnik guided Vicar's in Trouble to a commanding victory Saturday in the $1 million Grade II Louisiana Derby, one of the premier prep races for the Kentucky Derby.

Vicar's in Trouble, who broke from the gate at the Fair Grounds Race Course as a 3-1 second favorite, took the lead in the first turn and remained in front from there, completing the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:50.3.

Intense Holiday, the 9-5 favorite and winner of the Grade II Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds last month, remained near the front but was unable to mount a significance challenge down the stretch. Commanding Curve was third.

The Louisiana Derby marked the second major victory at the Fair Grounds for Vicar's In Trouble, who also won the Grade III Lecomte Stakes in January. He paid $8.60, $4.40 and $3. Intense Holiday paid $3.20 and $2.60, and Commanding Curve paid $5.20.

Advertisement