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The Grand Legend Is The Fastest Qualifier For The $137,020 Evangeline Downs Derby

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 23, 2019—Evangeline Downs hosted five qualifying trials for the $137,020 Evangeline Downs Derby on Saturday night and the fastest qualifier was The Grand Legend.

The gelding overcame a sluggish start in his trial to roar home to a convincing 1-3/4 length victory in a time of :19.581 seconds for the 400-yard distance over the fast track, equaling a speed index of 97.

The Grand Legend has now won five of 11 lifetime starts and the $3,000 first-place purse on Saturday night increases his lifetime earnings to $44,309.

Bred in Texas by Mercy Hinklins Horse Farm, LLC, The Grand Legend is a 3-year-o



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