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Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) and Derby Race Recap(VIDEO)

Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) winner Guidry Pride II and Jockey Juan Garcia. Jr. Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

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by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch

BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 18, 2018—— has released its webcast coverage of the 2018 Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) and Derby from Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Edmundo Juarez' Guidry Pride II won the year's first official futurity on Saturday, the $310,466 Mardi Gras Futurity(G1) and The Cazador returned as the fastest qualifier to win the $87,506 Mardi Gras Derby.

To watch's 2018 Mardi Gras Futurity and Derby webcast recap from Louisiana Downs CLICK HERE.

The coverage from Louisiana Downs kicks-off the 2018 Louisiana Quarter Horse Racing Series on and StallioneSearch En Español.

Throughout the 2018 racing calendar in Louisiana, StallioneSearch and Stallionesearch En Español will be providing onsite coverage for 12 total stakes races in the Cajun State to include:

  • Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2)
  • Mardi Gras Derby
  • Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3)
  • LQHBA Lassie Futurity (RG2)
  • LQHBA Laddie Futurity (RG2)
  • Firecracker Futurity (G2)
  • Firecracker Derby
  • Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1)
  • Louisiana Classic Stakes (RG2)
  • Delta Downs LA Bred Derby (RG3)
  • LQHBA Breeders Million Futurity (RG1)
  • LQHBA Breeders Derby

Coverage of the Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) weekend is sponsored entirely by the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association. In 2017, the LQHBA gave out more than $4.2 Million in breeders awards, as well as over a half-million dollars in stallion awards.

Each year in August, the LQHBA hosts the LQHBA Annual Yearling Sale in Kinder, Louisiana. The headquarters of the LQHBA are located in Alexandria, Louisiana.

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