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Jess U R Blue Keeps Win Streak Alive in $123,790 Mardi Gras Derby at Harrah's Louisiana Downs

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 14, 2020—The $123,790 Mardi Gras Derby for accredited Louisiana-breds featured the top ten qualifiers from six trials run on February 23.

The trophy went to fastest qualifier, Jess U R Blue, who led in gate to wire fashion, surging to the wire of the 400 yard final in :19.803 seconds, equaling a 94 speed index into a 12 mph headwind, for owner Jose U. Oviedo and trainer Fernando Lopez.

Jockey Luis Vivanco had return call aboard the son of Jess Louisiana Blue out of the Walk Thru Fire mare. The $7,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate is now undefeated with five w



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