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Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Announces Its 2019 Champions


LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(G1) winner Mardi Gras Paint will be honored as top Louisiana-Bred money earner for 2019.

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ALEXANDRIA, LA—FEBRUARY 3, 2020—The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce the 2019 association’s annual Champions. In 2019, the state hosted 146 race days and handed out more than $22.2 million in purses.

Each of the recipients will be honored at the annual LQHBA Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet on Friday, April 3 at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Here is a complete list of the 2019 LQHBA Champions:

Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (Co-Champions -3)
JJ JESS AN METEORITE

Owner: J. and J. Stables, LLC
Breeder: Juan J Bazaldua
Trainer: Jose Carrizales

LOVE THE WAY YOU FLY
Owner: Todd Matte
Breeder: Copper Spring Ranch LLC
Trainer: Trey Ellis

JESS A FAST ROGUE
Owner: Paragon Farms LLC
Breeder: Triple M Farms LLC
Trainer: James B. Padgett, II

Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding (Co-Champions)
MARDI GRAS PAINT

Owner: Jose Alfonso Ramos
Breeder: Eddie Cramer / Tom or Bill Maher
Trainer: Miguel Rodriquez

ED O
Owner: Edwardo Lopez
Breeder: Anthony Gaspard/E A Landry Jr
Trainer: Jose U. Lopez

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly TF SHEZ JESS DASHIN
Owner: Down South Racing, LLC
Breeder: Tate Farms
Trainer: Ned E. Goutierrez III

Champion 3-Year-Old Filly
CORONA DOWN PERRY

Owner: Carlos Acuna
Breeder: Grant Farms LLC
Trainer: Martin Trejo

Champion 3-Year-Old Colt
FOLLOW MY WAGON

Owner: Julio Cesar Rodriquez
Breeder: Karen Darling Falgoust
Trainer: Fernando Lopez

Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding (Co-Champions)
TDZ LOUISIANA TOAST

Owner: Juan F. Martinez
Breeder: Tony Doughtie
Trainer: Josue Ponce

HEZA MADE MAN
Owner: Martina Carmen Araujo Diaz
Breeder: Rodney or Phillip Debenedetto
Trainer: Alfredo Gomez

Champion Aged Mare
FASTDASHING LASSIE

Owner: Montgomery Equine Center
Breeder: Jumonville Farms/Burnett Ranch
Trainer: Kenneth L. Roberts Sr.

Champion Aged Stallion
SAN LORENZO CORONA

Owner: Rogelio Marquez Jr.
Breeder: Jim & Natalie Montgomery
Trainer: Josue Ponce

Champion Aged Gelding (Co-Champions)
DLJ IMMA B FAMOUS

Owner: Myron McKinnon
Breeder: Donald Henderson
Trainer: Eduardo L. Morales

GUNNA BE ALRIGHT
Owner: Jorge Del Fierro, Jr
Breeder: JoBaya Foreman
Trainer: Rodolfo Sanchez

Champion Distance Horse (Co-Champions)
RAKIN IN THE JAX

Owner and Breeder: Angela Dowden
Trainer: Jason H. Magnon

JW LOSIN CONTROL
Owner and Breeder: J W Owens
Trainer: Jaime E Gonzalez

Champion Claiming Horse (Co-Champions)
MSWANDAS DASHINGFAST

Owner: Geral Dewitt
Breeder: Arnold J Trahan
Trainer: Anthony Arey

RIO ROJO COSINO
Owner: Kimberly Blackmon
Breeder: Donald G Kelly
Trainer: Kenneth Weeks

Top Money
MARDI GRAS PAINT

Owner: Jose Alfonso Ramos
Breeder: Eddie Cramer/Tom or Bill Maher

Champion Stallion
HEZA FAST DASH

Owner: Heza Fast Dash Syndicate

Champion Broodmare
TBA

Champion Breeder
GRANT FARMS LLC (JON & DONNA McPHERSON)

Champion Owner
JOSE ALFONSO RAMOS

Champion Trainer
KENNETH L. ROBERTS, SR.

Champion Jockey
EVERARDO RODRIGUEZ

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About the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA)
LQHBA is the state racing affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association. It is also the official registry for accredited Louisiana-bred racing Quarter Horses and is recognized by the Louisiana Legislature and the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Since its inception in 1966, the association has developed a number of programs to further breeding and racing in Louisiana. Last year, purses in Louisiana totaled approximately $21 million, and breeders' incentives for mares and stallions exceeded $5 million. LQHBA oversees the annual LQHBA Yearling Sale and Fall Mixed Sale and has raised and donated over $600,000 to support its Louisiana youth scholarship program.


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