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Louisiana Champions Day Features Three Quarter Horse Stakes

Multiple stakes winner San Lorenzo Corona drew the rail post for this 440-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic (RG2) stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course Saturday in New Orleans.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—DECEMBER 4, 2018—Three American Quarter Horse stakes are on the schedule when Fair Grounds Racecourse hosts its annual Louisiana Champions Day on Saturday.

Following is a preview of all three stakes:

Louisiana Champions Day Derby (RG3)

Second Down Leaving, a bay son of Coronas Leaving You racing for Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado, is one of a dozen state-bred sophomores entered in this 400-yard, $100,000 stakes.

Second Down Leaving has earned $69,071 from six outs this year, and his season resume includes a neck victory as the 9-10 favorite in the 350-yard, $40,000 Treme Derby (R) at Fair Grounds. The gelding drew post 5 and will be ridden by Antonio Alberto.

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

  1. The Cazador (J.R. Ramirez)
  2. Dales Cartel (Everardo Rodriguez)
  3. Jess Louisiana Boo (Randy Edison)
  4. A Canadian Chill (Damian Martinez)
  5. Second Down Leaving (Antonio Alberto)
  6. Secrets Doubleshot (Jorge Linares)
  7. Fastdashing Lassie (Eddie Sanchez)
  8. JLS Dash N Fire (John Hamilton)
  9. Ho Lotta Game (Noe Castaneda)
  10. Little Debbie D (Luciano Duenez)
  11. Eye Heart Blue (Floriberto Maldonado)
  12. A Nother Zoobilee (Jose A. Rodriguez)

Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes (RG2)

Graded stakes winners Amending The Bar and Eysa Jess Jumpn are among the 12 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds entered in this 350-yard, $100,000 stakes.

Amending The Bar brings in a three-race win streak that includes a three-quarter length victory in the 350-yard, $435,000 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) at Fair Grounds. A chestnut daughter of Five Bar Cartel, the filly has earned $219,816 from five starts.

Amending The Bar drew post 12 and will be ridden by Eddie Sanchez.

Eysa Jess Jumpn has banked $380,770 from seven races, and his four wins include a head victory as the 19-10 favorite in the 350-yard, $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs on July 7. The Heza Fast Dash filly is trained by Josue Huitron for owner Jose Estrada Quarter Horses.

Eysa Jess Jumpn drew post 6 and will be ridden by Guadalupe Lucio Jr.

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

  1. Jess Runawaytogether (Jorge Linares)
  2. Jess Run Corona (Luciano Duenez)
  3. Five Bar Perry (Damian Martinez)
  4. Zoomin Patriot (Ricardo Garza-Cruz)
  5. Tdz Louisiana Toast (Manuel Gutierrez)
  6. Eysa Jess Jumpn (Guadalupe Lucio Jr.)
  7. Corona Prize (Luis Vivanco)
  8. Guidry Pride II (Modesto Pina)
  9. Mr Range Rover (J.R. Ramirez)
  10. Tan Jet (Rolando D. Pina)
  11. Im For Real (Noe Villatoro)
  12. Amending The Bar (Eddie Sanchez)

Louisiana Champions Day Classic (RG2)

Rogelio Marquez Jr.’s San Lorenzo Corona drew the rail post for this 440-yard, $100,000 stakes.

A gray 4-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You trained by Jose Luis Sanchez III, San Lorenzo Corona has won his last two starts, the 440-yard, $40,000 Mid-City Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds on September 8, and the 400-yard, $40,000 Opelousas Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs on November 10.

San Lorenzo Corona will be ridden by Eddie Sanchez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. San Lorenzo Corona (Eddie Sanchez)
  2. Won CC (Jorge Linares)
  3. Heza Louisiana Dash (Gilbert Ortiz)
  4. Its What It Is (Everardo Rodriguez)
  5. Jrs Coronas Shadow (John Hamilton)
  6. Coronaoro (Jose A. Rodriguez)
  7. Non Stop Patriot (Noe Castaneda)
  8. Game On Vince (Luciano Duenez)
  9. Zoomin For Grace (J.R. Ramirez)
  10. Heza Bell Perry (Antonio Alberto)
  11. Buds World (Brian Candanosa)
  12. Lightemupwithcharm (Luis Vivanco)

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