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Chartreuse Blue Much The Best In Louisiana Downs Feature Allowance

Chartreuse Blue, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, easily winning Louisiana Downs Feature Allowance on Thursday afternoon.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA–MARCH 16, 2023–Chartreuse Blue stepped up in class from a $12,500-tag, where she got claimed on February 24, to beat a field of 3-year-old and up fillies and mares non-winners of two $11,000 Allowance Feature today at Louisiana Downs.

Chartreuse Blue was in tight early under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, before pulling away in :18.269 seconds into a 15 mph headwind for the 350 yards.  The daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue earned $6,600 for new owner Rogelio Huitron.

Trainer Joel Huitron claimed Chartreuse Blue in her last start for $12,500 from owner H 3 Farms. Bred by Erin Chrisman, from the Sweet First Down mare Black Rosalita, Chartreuse Blue has earned $15,000 in five career starts.  Winless at two, the brown filly has now won back-to-back races in 2023.

Eyesa Temptress, under jockey Ubaldo Luna, broke in at the start but put in a steady effort to earn $1,400 for second. Bradley Bolen trains the Texas homebred daughter of champion sire Tempting Dash for owner-breeder Debra Gotovac. Out of the Eyesa Special mare Eyesa Precious, Eyesa Temptress has earned $16,478.

Gotovac and Bolen also teamed with First Ivory Rose, a daughter of Ivory James who finished a neck off her stablemate to earn $770 for third. Jockey Arnulfo Gutierrez rode the Bob and Jerry Gaston Texas-bred filly from the First Down Dash mare First Tea Rose. First Ivory Rose has earned $17,412 in 15 career starts.

Aj Tayors Red Train, Tf Im That Secret, Igotyourdashtocash and Burning Dust completed the field.

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About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is 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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