Lone Sailor entered in Super Derby at Louisiana Downs this weekend

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Lone Sailor – owned by Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson’s GMB Racing Stable – drew post No. 3 in a field of nine for Sunday’s $300,000 Grade III Super Derby at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City.

Entries were taken Monday for Louisiana Downs’ biggest racing day of the year, which is headlined by the 39th running of the Super Derby for 3-year-olds.

Lone Sailor, trained by Tom Amoss, has faced the best horses in the country throughout his sophomore campaign. Most recently, he finished third in the Grade I Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park last month – his fourth in-the-money finish of his 3-year-old campaign without a victory.

For his career, Lone Sailor has a win, four seconds and two thirds from 12 starts with lifetime earnings of more than $579,000. Perhaps it’s a good sign, however, that Lone Sailor’s only career victory came on the Sunday before Labor Day a year ago, in a maiden race at Saratoga Race Course.

James Graham, who was the regular rider on Lone Sailor for the early part of his 3-year-old season, including the Kentucky Derby, has been named to ride on Sunday.

The field for the Super Derby from the rail out, with jockeys: Autumn Warrior, Colby Hernandez; Charlie’s Schiller, Aubrie Green; Lone Sailor, Graham; McFeely, Ashley Broussard; Bode’s Maker, Joel Dominguez; G’s Turn, Tommy Pompell; Limation, Diego Saenz; High North, Florent Geroux; and Lionite, David Cabrera.

Post time for the Super Derby is 5:05 p.m. CDT. It is the 11th race on a 13-race LaD card.

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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