News October  26, 2021

2020 Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) Preview- Episode 1(VIDEO)

Trainer David Bustamante will saddle fastest qualifier JRS Shiney Tee in Saturday's LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) at Evangeline Downs.

Courtney Dugas

OPELOUSAS, LA DECEMBER 17, begins its webcast coverage of the 2020 Louisiana Million Weekend on and on Facebook.

On this episode,'s Greg Thompson talks with trainer David Bustamante about the fastest qualifier, JRS Shiney Tee, going into the Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) final. The Kathy Goodale owned gelding will be making his fourth-career start in Saturday's 400-yard event with veteran rider Gilbert Ortiz in the irons.

In 2019, Bustamante was victorious in the LQHBA Sales Futurity(RG1) at the New Orleans Fair Grounds with his trainee, Sir Runaway Cash. He guided the Sir Runaway Dash gelding to three consecutive G1 futurity finals last year; winning the LQHBA Sales Futurity(RG1) with jockey John Hamilton aboard.

CLICK HERE to watch: Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) Preview- Episode 1.

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Coverage of the 2020 Louisiana Million Weekend at Evangeline Downs is co-sponsored on by two sires standing at the Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction, Mr Piloto and The Louisiana Cartel, as well as the thoroughbred sire Imperial Hint.

Mr Piloto is by Mr Jess Perry, and is the winner of the 2010 All American Futurity(G1). The millionaire produced a stakes winner in his first crop to race, and has gone on to sire such runners as LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(G1) winner Mpshinning, and the multiple Grade 1 placed Ed O.

The Louisiana Cartel was the leading 2nd crop sire of earners of 2016, and is currently in the top-20 of sire list of earners for 2020. The son of Corona Cartel, The Louisiana Cartel has produced such runners as All American Derby(G1) winner Ec Jet One and the G1 winning Mi Amor Secreto.

Thoroughbred stallion Imperial Hint enters stud duty in 2021 in Louisiana, with semen available to Quarter Horse mares through the Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction in Opelousas. Imperial Hint is the track-record holder for 6 furlongs at the historic Saratoga Racecourse in 1:07.92. Imperial Hint is a four-time G1 winner and earned $2,209,055.

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