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Vicar’s In Trouble Wins the 2014 Louisiana Derby

Vicar’s In Trouble Wins the 2014 Louisiana Derby: The 2014 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds was another race on the way to the Kentucky Derby. The race ran at 1 1/8 miles and it was Vicar’s in Trouble who took home the win and the $1 million dollar purse on Saturday, march 29, 2014. Vicar’s in Trouble is a three-year-old colt and is trained by Mike Maker and ridden by jockey Rosie Napravnik.

Vicar's In Trouble

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey’s, Vicar’s In Trouble with Jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, wins the $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (Grade II) at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots in New Orleans, LA Saturday, March 29, 2014. Intense Holiday was second and Commanding Curve finished third.
Photo: Lou Hodges, Jr / Hodges Photography

Victor’s in Trouble had a strong break from the gate in the 2014 Louisiana Derby and even took an early lead in the first quarter mile, and stayed strong throughout the race to take the win. Intense Holiday came in second and Commanding Curve came in third with In Trouble rounding out the top four. However, an Inquiry was made against In Trouble knocking him out of the fourth place spot and putting Albano in. Vicar’s in Trouble ran a strong race and was the 3-1 choice going into the race and he posted a winning time of 1 1/8 miles with a 3 ½ length win over the 9-5 favorite Intense Holiday.

Jockey Napravnik said, “He just broke really sharp and was comfortable in the lead” and Rosie Napravnik added, “It couldn’t mean any more. It’s the premier race at the track at the end of the meet. … It’s the race that you want to win…He’s a little tiny horse but he’s got a great big heart…I’m looking forward to the next step.”

Vicar’s in Trouble won the Lecomte Stakes in February and it will be interesting to see what Vicar’s in Trouble turns out at Churchill Downs for the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

2014 Louisiana Derby Results and Payouts
6 Vicar’s in Trouble and Rosie Napravnik $8.60 to Win, $4.40 to Place, $3.00 to Show
1 Intense Holiday and Mike E. Smith $3.20 to Place, $2.60 to Show
7 Commanding Curve and Robby Albarado $5.20 to Show
Also ran: 10 – Albano , 9 – In Trouble , 4 – Flat Gone , 2 – King Cyrus , 5 – Gold Hawk , 3 – Louies Flower , 8 – Rise Up

2014 Louisiana Derby Replay:

Vicar's In Trouble

Rosie Napravnik aboard Vicar’s In Trouble, right, heads into the Fair Grounds stretch to go on and win the Louisiana Derby on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, the 3-year old colt ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.77. Intense Holiday finished 2nd and Commanding Curve was 3rd.
Photo: Alexander Barkoff

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