Last Updated on February 8, 2022 12:34 pm by Erwin Noguera
The Risen Star Stakes is a horse race that serves as preparation for the Kentucky Derby each year. This event is under the management of Fair Grounds Race Course and is every year in February in the city of New Orleans. The Risen Star Stakes is 1 1/16 miles in length.
Risen Star Stakes 2022: History
This race has the name of “Risen Star” in honor of the thoroughbred colt that won this race in 1988; then it was the Louisiana Derby Trial Stakes. This colt had an excellent year and won in the Louisiana Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. Winning every major race that year.
It has been a constant since 2010 that the colts that measure themselves in this Risen Star Stakes and, especially those that have come out winners, are strong contenders to compete for the annual Triple Crown.
The Risen Star started as a Grade 3 race; but in 2010 it reached Grade 2 status and as a result, the prize pool for this event increased to $400,000.
And it’s safe to say that Risen Star continues to grow. In 2020, the distance increased to 1 1/8 miles; a change so popular that the race drew 23 entrants and was run in two divisions.
Risen Star Stakes 2022: Last Years
In the last two years, the Risen Star has been largely dominated by the same trainer, Brad Cox. He has managed to win with the colts Mr. Monomoy in 2020 and Mandaloum in 2021, both ridden by jockey Florent Geroux.
Next, we will show which colts will participate in this Risen Star Stakes, with their respective jockeys and what their last result was.
Without a doubt, we hope that the demands and intensity in this Risen Star Stakes 2022 do not go down this year and we can enjoy a great grade 2 horse race, with the best exponents of 3-year-olds possible.