Today's Headlines March  6, 2021

Ultimo Alex Sets Fastest Qualifying Time For $349,946 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs

© Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 6, 2021—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs hosted seventeen trials to the $349,946 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on Saturday afternoon. Each were contested at a distance of 300 yards over a fast track.

Jorge Haddad’s homebred Ultimo Alex broke his maiden convincingly in the first trial of the day, as he crossed the wire in :15.517 seconds under Luis Vivanco. Sired by two-time AQHA Racing champion Inseperable, Ultimo Alex out of the Corona Cartel mare Cindys First CD, the bay colt prepped for his trial at Retama Park.

He drew off b

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Weather forecasters often refer to the adage "March roars in like a lion and out like a lamb" when referring to the third month of the calendar year. In our region, and for obvious reasons, we prefer not to dwell on weather. Instead, March is the very exciting month on our racing calendar with trials for the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) on Saturday, March 6 and the final for the first "official futurity" of the year set for Saturday, March 27.

Trainer Luis Martinez will saddle nine 2-year-olds in Mardi Gras trials and looks forward to the busy day in which 17 trials will be contested. On

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