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Hes A Fast Blood Handily Wins His Trial Heat & Clocks Fastest Time To The $104,332 Mardi Grad Derby

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BOSSIER CITY, LA–MARCH 11, 2023–The $104,332 Mardi Grad Derby hosted by Louisiana Downs Saturday afternoon held four trials for the three-year-old contenders. With all four races boasting a 10 mph head wind, it wasn’t until the final trial, race 8, that Hes A Fast Blood set the time to beat for qualification to the 400-yard race.

Piloted by Arturo Alvarez, Hes A Fast Blood steals the lead at the first stretch and crosses the wir

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