Risen Star Stakes

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Note: Date, Track and Qualifying Points are based on the Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby schedule

When:  February 13, 2021

Where:  The Fair Grounds (New Orleans, LA)

Purse: $400,000

Race Distance: 1 1/8 mile

History:  The Risen Star has certainly lived up to its name as it has made a steady ascent to prominence over the years. Originally called the Louisiana Derby Trial Stakes and first run in 1973, it was given its current name in 1989, a year after the horse Risen Star won the race and then captured the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. In 2002, the race produced its first Kentucky Derby winner, when sixth-place finisher War Emblem went on to take the ‘Run for the Roses’ in front-running fashion. In 2019, Country House finished second in the Risen Star (to eventual Preakness winner War of Will) before becoming a controversial winner of the Derby via disqualification. Other notable winners include eventual Breeders’ Cup Classic victors Mucho Macho Man (2011) and Gun Runner (2016). Never hurting for entries, the race has been run in two divisions on four occasions (1989, 1993, 1995 and 2020).

Qualifying Points:  50-20-10-5

Past Winners:

2020 - Modernist*
2020 - Mr. Monomoy*
2019 - War of Will
2018 - Bravazo
2017 - Girvin
2016 - Gun Runner
2015 - International Star
2014 - Intense Holiday
2013 - Ive Struck a Nerve
2012 - El Padrino
2011 - Mucho Macho Man
2010 - Discreetly Mine
2009 - Friesan Fire
2008 - Pyro
2007 - Notional
2006 - Lawyer Ron
2005 - Scipion
2004 - Gradepoint
2003 - Badge of Silver
2002 - Repent
2001 - Dollar Bill
2000 - Exchange Rate
1999 - Ecton Park
1998 - Comic Strip
1997 - Open Forum
1996 - Zarbs Magic
1995 - Knockadoon*
1995 - Beavers Nose*
1994 - Fly Cry
1993 - Dixieland Heat*
1993 - Dry Bean*
1992 - Line in the Sand
1991 - Big Courage
1990 - Genuine Meaning
1989 - Nooo Problema*
1989 - Dispersal*
1988 - Risen Star

*denotes the race was run over two divisions

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