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Spirit of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE , Wednesday, July 24, 2013 B3 Racing i y.O..AmO. :'sports@spiritofjefferson.com i:: Plucky and competitive was ::TRisen Star. The dark bay colt i::raced only 11 times and his va- por-like career flashed so hur- ,Z,dedly across thoroughbred rac- C4ng s radar screen that his notori- i: ety was not as heavy as one might :--~think would adhere to a winner i::of both the Preakness Stakes and i:ilhe Belmont Stakes. .:, Two Triple Crown wins usual- : ]y means stardom. If not stardom, i:~tt least fame that isn't as fleeting i":as a cool day in mid-July. i i~ Any other thoroughbred with .4wo-thirds of the Triple Crown in his folder of accomplishments :and whose sire was Secretari- -~, at would be as famous as a one- term president of this country. Risen Star was Secretariat's son. Not only was Risen Star ..'.given only marginal credit for his stakes-winning career, but Sec- ~retadat was never honored with much credit for Siring a two-time Triple Crown-race champion. Risen Star didn't look at all like Secretariat. He wasn't a .timber-tall chestnut. He wasn't a chestnut at all. And he was much smaller, without Secre- tariat's wide chest and muscular and powerful backside. The fick- le public and even more mercu- rial media could have been more hypnotized by Risen Star if he were a near-clone of his famous father. But he was rather slight of build. Not tall. Not long. Not muscular. Just a very good stakes horse whose career wasn't long enough to fetch the adoration of those who made a living writing and talking about thoroughbreds. In his 11 races, Risen Star had eight wins and was never worse than third. His pot of winnings was a large one since he cart- ed away $2.029.845 in lifetime earnings. Possibily, some of the reason for the lack of influence exert- ed by the colt was that he wasn't raced by some entrenched king- pin from a well-heeled Kentucky farm. Instead, his owner (Ron- hie Lemarque) and trainer (Lou- ie Roussel) were based in Louisi- ana. The owner/trainer valued the Grade lI stakes races m Loui- siana as much as most others ORD S THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Risen Star won both the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes in giving his sire, Secretariat, some breeding credence. treasured the Kentucky Derby prep races in Kentucky and New York. Lemarque had purchased Ris- en Star for $300,000 at the 1987 Fasig-Tipton select sale of two- year-olds in traimng in Florida. The colt's heritage was steeped with as many well-knowns on his mother's side as Secretariat had on his side of the family tree. Great-grandfathers Ribot and Hail To Reason. One grandfa- ther was His Majesty and on back down the line there were and Heliopolis. and media at Churchill Downs were aware of the smallish Loui- siana entry. But he was only the third betting choice. The general feeling that after- noon was that Winning Colors, a blackish filly who would eventu- ally turn gray, would set the pace and do most anything to get to the lead. A consensus of opinion also saw her losing her grip on the race after about one mile. Winning Colors was allowed to set her pace. She was not ful- ly extended by any challenger. In the long Churchill Downs stretch her lead was ever-shrinking, but she held firm enough and won by a diminishing neck. Risen Star was third under the ride of future Hall of Famer Ed- die Delahoussaye. The 1988 Preakness Stakes was run much differently. Risen Star pressured the lead, spun around the pacesetter as the last turn approached and went on off to about a three-length lead. He won by about 1 1/2-lengths .0W One of t, he females besides Risen Star s mother (Ribbon) was Flower Bowl, the dam of stakes champions. While still maturing, Risen Star was not hurried to the rac- es just to make a quick buck and give owner Lemarque a quick re- turn on his $300,000 investment. He was raced only a few times as a two-year-old learning his trade in Louisiana. His best effort came when winning The Minstrel Stakes at little Louisiana Downs. Lemarque may have been Lou- isiana-born and raised but he held the Triple Crown series and es- pecially the Kentucky Derby as dear as any owner from the Blue- grass State or anywhere else. A win in the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds was a bump- tious start to Risen Star's three- year-old campaign. Just two weeks before the run- ning of The Derby, Risen Star ran off to another win in the Lex- ington Stakes. 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