5 Fast Facts: Risen Star Stakes
Feb 16, 2018
Inaugurated in 1973, the race was first known as the Louisiana Derby Trial. Its last running under that name was 1988, when it was won by Louisiana’s own Risen Star, en route to winning the Louisiana Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, the latter by 14 ¾ lengths in the fourth-fastest time in the race’s history. The Louisiana Derby Trial became the Risen Star Stakes in 1989.