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Fastest Qualifier One Tough Fox Draws Rail Post for $300,502 Mardi Gras Futurity Final

Fastest qualifier One Tough Fox will head the richest Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) ever on Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 9, 2015—One Tough Fox, a daughter of Too Tough To Catch racing for Yoni Martinez and trainer Vicki Lea McIlvain, drew the rail post for Saturday’s 300-yard Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs.

This year’s Mardi Gras Futurity will be worth a stakes-record $300,502, the largest purse in the stakes’ 28-year history.

One Tough Fox made her debut in the last of 16 trials on February 21, when she outran her 16-1 odds to win by a half of length to post the fastest qualifying time. Alejandro Medina will ride the filly in the Mardi Gras final.

Ultimate Revenge, the second-fastest qualifier, ran second to One Tough Fox in her trial. A homebred filly by Jet Black Patriot, Ultimate Revenge races for Kathleen and Steve Billings and K K Horse Racing from the barn of Jose A. Garcia. The filly drew post 4 and will be ridden by Jorge Linares.

The complete lineup, in post-position order including jockey assignments--

  1. One Tough Fox (Alejandro Medina)
  2. Streakin Bye U (Saul Ramirez Jr.)
  3. Brays American Honey (Luis Vivanco)
  4. Ultimate Revenge (Jorge Linares)
  5. Vfgo Max Go (Eddi E. Martinez)
  6. Magic Black Jack (David Alvarez)
  7. Jetblackdash (Eleazar Hernandez)
  8. One Fast Jet (Raul Ramirez Jr.)
  9. Toast To Catch (Randy Edison)
  10. JB Red Scorpion (Paul Nieto).

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