Today's Headlines December  16, 2017

Ho Lotta Game Goes Gate to Wire in Louisiana Million Invitational Stakes

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OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 16, 2017—The second race on Louisiana Millions Night at Evangeline rewarded Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds who competed in trials for the Louisiana Million but did not qualify for the final. Ho Lotta Game ($7.60) broke well and maintained his position to win $40,000 Louisiana Million Invitational Stakes by a head.

Noe Castaneda brought Ho Lotta Game home in 19.938 to earn a 92 speed index in the 400-yard event. The post-time co-favorite had won his trial on November 17 to be the 14th fastest qualifier.

The winning connections of Ho Lotta Game take home the Louisiana

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The LQHBA Louisiana Million will be contested on Saturday, December 16 at Evangeline Downs. This will mark its sixth year as a seven-figure championship, and the first with its new name. In last month’s LQHBA Insider, the breeders of the past winners reflected on the impact of winning the race. This month, trainers and jockeys share their memories of capturing this significant achievement!

Recollections from Trainers

Horseman Bobby Martinez won the 2012 edition of the stakes with Open Me A Corona, the first time it was run as a seven-figure final. The son of Coronas Leavin

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