Today's Headlines January  22, 2017

Tee Ray Sets Top Mark in Louisiana Downs Maiden Trials

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 21, 2017—Getting his first career win, Tee Ray defeated Ojos de Angel by half-a-length Saturday afternoon to set the top qualifying time for the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type).

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from five trials of state-bred 3, 4 and 5-Year-Old maidens, will return to Louisiana Downs on Saturday, February 11th, to vie for the winner's share of $47,242 purse going 350 yards.

Ridden by jockey Damian Martinez, Tee Ray edged ahead of the field in the last 110 yards to complete the task in :17.909 seconds, a 90 speed into a 12-mph headwind. Trainer Gary Mason saddled the 3-year-old son of second crop sire Read More ...

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The New Year brings the first Quarter Horse meet of 2017 when Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicks off their live season on Saturday, January 7. The track, located in Bossier City, will conduct a 46-day meet, with racing set for Saturday through Tuesday at 1:00 pm.

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David Heitzmann, Louisiana Downs racing secretary, has seen an increase in stall applications and confirmed that several new horsemen will run in the upcoming meet. The list includes 2016 leading AQHA conditioner Judd Kearl, John Stinebaugh, Brian Stroud and former jockey Saul Ramirez, Jr., who

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