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Grade 3 $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity Set for Wednesday


Fastest qualifier Trump My Record will face a strong field in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3) Wednesday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 16, 2019—The 2019 Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse meet wraps on Wednesday. The card will be highlighted by the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3).

Trump My Record, who blazed to the wire of his 300-yard trial in :15.443 seconds under jockey Eddie Sanchez, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite.

The son of first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the PYC Paint Your Wagon mare Break N Records is trained by Arturo Davila III and owned by his brother-in-law, Cruz E. Nava. Purchased for just $10,700 at the TQHA Yearling Sale, he was impressive in his schooling race and returned in fine form today.

"He's all business," said Davila. "Since the beginning, he's been sound and very easy to train. My brother-in law had quite a bit of luck with Sheza Diamond Diva. We hope that this colt is on the same path."

Apollitical Blood, who stands at Robicheaux Ranch, has sired qualifiers in both the Mardi Gras Futurity and Harrah's Entertainment Futurity.

Davila and Sanchez also qualifier Baby Licous, a filly by FDD Dynasty who won the third trial in :15.6.20 seconds for owner Muzquiz Javier De Los Santos.

Last year, trainer Lanny Keith won the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity with Going Noble a son of FDD Going Grand, bred and owned by Mercy Hinklin Horse Farm LLC.

These connections will be force in this year's final with two contenders, who set the second and third-fastest qualifying times. Tressels Going Grand, a gelded son of FDD Going Grand out the Treis Seis mare Tres Seis Diamonds, won her trial in :15.469 seconds.

She was ridden by Everardo Rodriguez, who also piloted Seis Train B to victory in :15.514 seconds. Sired by Freighttrain B, he is out of Legendary Seis and is a half-brother to stakes horses A Noble Jess Elie and Valid Expectations. Keith was pleased that both overcame some trouble in their trials.

"Tressels Going Grand didn't break as well today as he did in his schooling race," said Keith. "We stood him this week and I feel he will run well in the final."

Seis Train B also had some trouble getting over the track, according to Keith.

"He slipped a few times and seemed to have some difficulty getting a hold of the track in his trial," added Keith.

Trainer Joe Davis, who won the Leverne Perry Memorial today, will saddle Giasfastdash for owners AMS Services LLC on Wednesday. Rolando Pina will guide the Oklahoma-bred daughter of Heza Fast Dash, who was the fourth-fastest qualifier in trials. Davis has high regard for the half-sister to Patriotic Games and feels she will be a solid contender in the final.

"She may be the best 2-year-old in my barn," stated Davis. "Despite her size, she is just a little over 14 hands, she is explosive and can leave the gates like a rocket."

CLICK HERE for the complete list of the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity top ten qualifiers.

They will return on closing day of the 2019 Quarter Horse meet, Wednesday, March 20 with the winner earning $114.331.The final day of racing will also include presentations for the leading owner, trainer and jockey of the meet.

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About Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December, 2002. 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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