Lecomte Stakes

The Lecomte Stakes is a group 3 feature at the FG Fair Grounds Race Course, in New Orleans, Louisianna, USA.

The last running was held in January 2016 with the winner Mo Tom, pocketing USD $200,000 for connections.

It is raced on the dirt over 1 mile and 70 yards and is often used as a precursor to the Louisianna Derby, which is often used to as a guide to the prestigious Kentucky Derby.

It has been held every year since 1970, barring 2006, when the infamous Hurricane Katrina forced the cancellation of the event.

How to bet on the Lecomte Stakes

Australian bookmakers will have markets on the Lecomte Stakes out in the days leading up to the event.

Other bookmakers around the globe, if they have horse racing, will follow suit as the race draws near.

If you are based in the USA, Bovada is a great option to punt on the thoroughbreds, while other countries will be well served by bookies like Bet365 which has a great global presence.

History of the Lecomte Stakes

The race is named after great American horse Boston’s son, Lecomte.

Lecomte came out of Reel and is also a half brother to the well-known Lexington, who the history books suggest he had a fierce rivalry with.

He was regarded as one of the fastest horses of the 1850s and was owned and trained by Jefferson Wells.

Wells raced Lecomte successfully throughout the 1850s before selling him for $10,000 to the UK, where he died suddenly of colic.

Notable winners of the race include Oxbow Ron the Greek and Hard Spun.

Past winners

2016 – Mo Tom

2015 – International Star

2014 – Vicar’s In Trouble

2013 – Oxbow

2012 – Mr Bowling

2011 – Wilkinson

2010 – Ron The Greek

2009 – Friesan Fire

2008 – Z Fortune

2007 – Hard Spun

2006 – No race held

2005 – Storm Surge

2004 – Fire Slam

2003 – Saintly Look

2002 – Easyfromthegetitgo

2001 – Sam Lord’s Castle

2000 – Noble Ruler

1999 – Some Actor

1998 – Western City

1997 – Cash Deposit

1996 – Boomerang

1995 – Moonlight Dancer

1994 – Fly Cry

1993 – Dixieland Heat

1992 – Line in the Sand

1991 – Big Courage

1990 – Martha’s Buck

1989 – Majesty’s Imp

1988 – Pastourelles

1987 – One Tough Cat

1986 – Timely Albert

1985 – Encolure

1984 – Silent King

1983 – Eplosion Wagon

1982 – Linkage

1981 – Law Me

1980 – Withholding

1979 – Fuego Seguro

1978 – Dragon Tamer

1977 – Clev Er Tell

1976 – Tudor Tambourine

1975 – Colonial Power

1974 – Crimson Ruler

1973 – Vodika

1972 – No Le Hace

1971 – Hello Rise

1970 – Action Getter

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