Tag: Risen Star

Mandaloun won his first two races, including this maiden-breaker at Keeneland last October. He looks to rebound off a disappointing third last out as the 9/2 favorite in the Risen Star Saturday. (Image: Coady Photography)

Risen Star: Your First Win-And-You’re-In Derby Race for 2021

The Risen Star Stakes is, to paraphrase Drew Carey from the old “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” improv show, the race where the points begin to matter. Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds is the season’s first Kentucky Derby prep offering 50-20-10-5 qualifying points to the […]

Senor Buscador brings a flair for the late dramatic to his races. He's come from way back to win both his races, but faces a tougher field in Saturday's Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds. (Image: Dustin Orona Photography)

Señor Buscador Could Make a Late Arrival in Risen Star

Watching Señor Buscador run with a betting ticket in your hand is a trip on an emotional roller coaster. You’re standing there, pinning your ticket-cashing hopes on a drama-king of a horse who lacks any sense of urgency. Until the stretch. That’s when Señor Buscador finds that heretofore lacking sense […]