- Black Gold Stakes
The Black Gold Stakes is an American
Thoroughbred horse racerun over a distance of five and 1/2 furlongs on the Stall-Wilson turfcourse at the Fair Grounds Race Coursein New Orleans, Louisiana.
Open to three-year-old
Thoroughbredhorses of either gender, it takes place in the first month of the year and offers a purse of $75,000.
The Black Gold Stakes is named for Black Gold who won the 1924
Louisiana Derbyas well as that year's Kentucky Derby, one of only two horses ever to do so. Black Gold was buried in the Fairgrounds infield near Pan Zareta, one of the great racing mares. It is now a tradition for the winning jockey of the Black Gold to place a wreath of flowers on Black Gold's grave.
* 2008 - Amazing Results (
* 2007 - Probation Ready (
* 2006 - Kingsfield (Run at
Louisiana Downsdue to Hurricane Katrina)
* 2005 - Straw Hat
* 2004 - Shiloh Bound
* 2003 - Prince Alphie (
* 2002 - Private Emblem
* 2001 -
There is also a Black Gold Stakes held at
Sam Houston Race Parkrun each year in December and a Black Gold Handicap held at the Fair Grounds. The winner of the 2006 Sam Houston Black Gold was Cab (Jose Figueroa up), for a purse of $25,000.
* [http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/news/stakes_news/stakes_news_01272007.html Fair Grounds Race Course]
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