News November  28, 2022

16-Year-Old Jockey David Alvarez, Jr. Scores First Career Win On Sunday At Louisiana Downs

Jockey David Alvarez, Jr. rides into the Louisiana Downs winner's circle Sunday afternoon after scoring his first career win aboard Ddeez Kiss My Dash.

Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 21, 2022—David Alvarez, Jr., the 16-year-old son of leading rider David Alvarez, scored his first official career win on Sunday at Louisiana Downs.

David Alvarez, Jr. guided Ddeez Kiss My Dash to his first win in Sunday's second race, a $10,300 Louisiana-Bred Maiden 3-Year-Olds & Up 250 yard race. 

The son of multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Dash completed the distance in :13.858 seconds into a 10 mph headwind.

Trainer Pedro Lopez saddled the brown 3-year-old for owner Jose M. Montoya. DBL Deez Duo LLC bred the winner from the Take On Royalty mare Dashin For Royalty.

Ddeez Kiss My Dash (#3), under jockey David Alvarez, Jr., breaks his maiden in the second race on Sunday at Louisiana Downs. © Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

Alverez, Jr.'s father was the #7 leading Quarter Horse jockey in the nation last year with earnings of $1.9 million. According to Equibase, since 2006 David Alvarez, Sr. has ridden 1500 winners and earners of more than $20.8 million.

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About Louisiana Downs

Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is now owned by Rubico Acquisition Corporation. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000 square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.


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