On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Mr. Monomoy and Modernist won split divisions of the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds Race Course. Each division carried the original $400,000 purse and awarded full “Championship Series” Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points (50-20-10-5). For the first time in its history, the Risen Star was ran over 1 1/8th miles.

No matter if you’re looking for 2020 Risen Star contenders, entries, odds, 2020 Risen Star results, news, past winners, 2020 results and payouts, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

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Modernist Upsets Risen Star

Martin and Pam Wygod homebred Modernist sprung the 12/1 upset with a hard-fought effort in Saturday’s second division of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) at Fair Grounds. Read More

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Credit: Hodges Photography / Jan Brubaker

Division 1 Race Recap/Replay

Division 2 Race Recap/Replay

Trainer Brad Cox’s Mr. Monomoy laid to rest any doubts regarding his ability to route on Saturday when he took the field gate to wire in the first division of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) at Fair Grounds. In the very next race, Martin and Pam Wygod homebred Modernist sprung the 12/1 upset with a hard-fought effort in the second division of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes.

See the finishing order, results, and payouts below. Also, be sure to download our 2020 Inside Track to the Risen Star Wagering Guide by clicking the banner below. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

Risen Star Picks

Division 1
9Mr. MonomoyBrad CoxFlorent Geroux17.008.004.60
8EnforceableMark CasseJulien Leparoux4.603.00
2Silver StateSteve AsmussenRicardo Santana, Jr.2.80
$0.50 Pick 34-7-9 (3 Correct)$112.50$53,977
$1.00 Daily Double7-9$31.50$65,446
$1.00 Exacta9-8$41.60$453,881
$0.10 Superfecta9-8-2-10$89.07$161,186
$0.50 Trifecta9-8-2$71.75$279,286
Division 2
1ModernistBill MottJunior Alvarado27.6014.208.00
7Major FedGregory FoleyJulien Leparoux9.806.40
12Ny TrafficSaffie Joseph, Jr.Javier Castellano8.00
$0.50 Pick 37-9-1 (3 Correct)$228.70$215,603
$0.50 Pick 44-7-9-1 (4 Correct)$1,840.30$549,462
$0.50 Pick 5 Jackpot4/5/7-4-7-9-1 (5 Correct)$4,490.15$299,345$112,254
$1.00 Daily Double9-1$120.70$189,970
$1.00 Exacta1-7$114.00$486,495
$0.10 Superfecta1-7-12-11$658.94$194,416
$0.50 Trifecta1-7-12$663.10$323,771


Previously known as the Louisiana Derby Trial Stakes, in 1989 the race was renamed to honor locally owned Risen Star who won the race in 1988 and went on to win the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and be voted the 1988 Eclipse Award for American Champion Three-Year-Old Male Horse. The distance of the race was originally 1 mile, 40 yards but changed to the now 1 1/16 miles distance in 1991.

* In 2020, the distance of the race was changed to 1 1/8 miles

2020*Modernist1:51.28Pam and Martin WygodBill MottJunior Alvarado12.80
2020*Mr. Monomoy1:50.43Madaket Stables LLC, Michael Dubb, and Doheny Racing StableBrad CoxFlorent Geroux7.50
2019War of Will1:44.59Gary BarberMark CasseTyler Gaffalione1.00
2018Bravazo1:42.95Calumet FarmD. Wayne LukasMiguel Mena21.00
2017Girvin1:43.08Brad GradyJoe SharpBrian Hernandez, Jr.8.10
2016Gun Runner1:43.94Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys FarmSteve AsmussenFlorent Geroux5.10
2015International Star1:43.82Ken and Sarah RamseyMichael J. MakerMiguel Mena3.80
2014Intense Holiday1:43.86Starlight RacingTodd A. PletcherMike E. Smith5.00
2013Ive Struck a Nerve1:44.52Big Chief Racing, LLCJ. Keith DesormeauxJames Graham135.20
2012El Padrino1:42.96Let's Go StableTodd A. PletcherJavier Castellano0.80*
2011Mucho Macho Man1:43.98Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing StableKatherine RitvoRajiv Maragh3.60
2010Discreetly Mine1:44.88E. Paul Robsham Stables LLCTodd A. PletcherJavier Castellano2.50
2009Friesan Fire1:45.11Vinery Stables and Fox Hill FarmJ. Larry JonesGabriel Saez2.80
2008Pyro1:44.68Winchell Thoroughbreds LLCSteve AsmussenShaun Bridgmohan0.90*
2007Notional1:44.18J. Paul ReddamDoug O'NeillRobby Albarado2.90
2006Lawyer Ron1:43.13James T. Hines, Jr.Robert E. HolthusJohn McKee2.70
2005Scipion1:44.54Virginia Kraft Payson LLCPatrick L. BianconeGary Stevens10.10
2004Gradepoint1:45.36Mount Brilliant Stable LLC and William FarishNeil J. HowardRobby Albarado1.90
2003Badge of Silver1:42.99Ken and Sarah RamseyRonny W. WernerRobby Albarado2.90
2002Repent1:43.17Select StableKenneth G. McPeekTony D'Amico0.70*
2001Dollar Bill1:43.45Gary and Mary West Stables, Inc.Dallas StewartChris McCarron0.90*
2000Exchange Rate1:44.25Padua Stables and Anne SananD. Wayne LukasCorey Nakatani1.60*
1999Ecton Park1:44.83Mark H. StanleyW. Elliott WaldenShane Sellers4.90
1998Comic Strip1:44.27William S. Farish, G. W. Humphrey, Jr. and James ElkinsNeil J. HowardShane Sellers1.30
1997Open Forum1:44.37Robert B. and Beverly J. LewisD. Wayne LukasDonna Barton3.20
1996Zarb's Magic1:42.98Foxwood PlantationW. Bret ThomasElvis Joseph Perrodin15.90
1995Beavers Nose1:45.22R. W. Raymond and D. O. PhillipsEldridge Hebert, Jr.Kenneth Bourque13.50
1995Knockadoon1:45.44W. K. Warren, Jr.Anthony L. ReinstedlerWillie Martinez2.40*
1994Fly Cry1:43.02Al Prats and Bryan WagnerThomas M. AmossRonald Ardoin2.10
1993Dixieland Heat1:43.20Leland CookGerald J. RomeroRandy Romero0.70*
1993Dry Bean1:43.80Loblolly StableThomas K. BohannanAaron Gryder6.70
1992Line in the Sand1:45.00W S Farish Et AlNeil J. HowardShane Romero2.50
1991Big Courage1:46.70Estate of Patsy FoxWilliam I. Fox, Sr.Tammy Fox0.50*
1990Genuine MeaningRobert Asaro Enterprises Inc.Ronnie G. TenhundfeldJohn Hirdes
1989DispersalTom O. MeyerhoffGrover G. DelpBobby J. Walker, Jr.
1989Nooo ProblemaRainbow Group Inc.
(Marshall Lasky)
Donald R. WinfreeShane Romero