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The Lecomte Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a Grade III Stakes race for three-year old horses willing to run 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the dirt. It offers a purse of $100,000, and is normally run in mid-January. Trainers use it as a prep race for the Louisiana Derby, and potentially the Kentucky Derby.

Before 1992, the race was run at a distance of 8 1/2 furlongs.

The race is named in honor of one of the great Boston's best sons, Lecomte. Lecomte's dam was the brilliant Reel and he was half brother to the incomparable Lexington.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "LeComte Stakes."
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