Today's Headlines March  23, 2017

Inseperable Homebred Wins First Graded Futurity of Year

© Ann Switalski / Lou Hodges Photography


BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 17, 2017—Together To The End dueled fastest qualifier Captain Jimbob the wire Wednesday afternoon to get up by a neck to win the Grade 3 $233,758 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs. Hez Our Boy finished another neck back in the blanket finish to get third place.

Ridden by jockey Eddie Sanchez, Together To The End broke on top and held off Captain Jimbob while co



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JOCKEY DAMIAN MARTINEZ


Damian Martinez is quickly making a name for himself as one of the top Quarter Horse riders in the country. The 23-year-old was born in Coahuila, Mexico and began riding professionally in 2012. He has been on the Louisiana circuit for one year, and his stock is soaring!

Early Career Setbacks

It was a rocky beginning for Martinez in 2012, as a broken leg in a training accident kept him off mounts for six months. The young rider recalls that after one trainer fired him, he thought about quitting. However, horseman Brian Stroud saw his potential and the two embarked on a prolific





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