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Corona Down Perry Faces Nine Rivals in the $25,000 Party Girl Saturday at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Corona Down Perry will face a full field in Saturday's $25,000 Party Girl Stakes for accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 21, 2020—Three stakes will be contested at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday. The fields are set for the $25,000 Party Girl Stakes for accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares as well two divisions of the 350-yard $15,000 Swift Stakes ()see related story.

A full field of accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares will compete in the $25,000 Party Girl Stakes. Corona Down Perry owned by Carlos Acuna, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line choice in the 330-yard stakes.

The daughter of Coronas Leaving You was bred by Grant Farms LLC and will be seeking her fifth career victory. Trained by Martin Trejo, the Evangeline Downs stakes winner exits a fourth-place finish in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Derby last month at Fair Grounds. David Alvarez, who has ridden the 4-year-old mare in three of her last four starts, has the call and will break from post position six.

“She competed in two stakes toward the end of last year in Louisiana,” said Trejo. “The race at Fair Grounds was tough and shortening to 330 yards is a good distance. David stood her in the gates this morning and I think she will run very well here on Saturday.”

Bibbity Bobbity Blue, who also competed in the championship race on December 14, is a logical contender. Sired by Jess Louisiana Blue, she begins her 5-year-old campaign with a record of two wins from 13 starts for owner Luciano Rodriguez. Trained by Luis Martinez, she will be ridden by Eddi Martinez. Trainer Lanny Keith will saddle Chloes Got Game, who made her last start in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds. Antonio Alberto will pilot the 5-year-old daughter of Game Patriot for owners Chloes Got Game Partnership.

The field for the Party Girl Stakes, which will run as the fifth race on the card, including jockey assignments and morning-line odds, is as follows:

  1. Fpj Blazen Fast Ryon (Ricardo Hernandez, Jr.), 12-1
  2. Eyesa Pilot (Gilbert Ortiz), 20-1
  3. High and Caliente (Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco), 6-1
  4. Wicked Blue (John Hamilton), 6-1
  5. Sea Yacht Dash (Donald Watson), 6-1
  6. Corona Down P (David Alvarez), 3-1
  7. Cajun Cos (Luis Vivanco), 6-1
  8. Bibbity Bobbity Blue (Eddi Martinez), 9-2
  9. Chloes Got Game (Antonio Alberto), 12-1
  10. This Girls A Runaway (Noe Castaneda), 10-1

Shake Em Ike Fastest Qualifier in the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake Trials

Shake Em Ike won the first of four 350-yard trials run Saturday, January 18 for the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake. Owned by Jose Ortiz, he was bred by Richard and Janelle Simon and was making his seventh career start. Jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco guided the 4-year-old son of Jet Black Patriot out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Shakemuppery to a gate to wire victory in:17.608 seconds over a muddy track. Trained by Olegario Ortiz, Shake Em Ike earned a 94 speed index.

Sent off as the even-money choice, he paid $4.20 for his second lifetime victory and earned $3,600 to boost his career earnings to $22,830. CLICK HERE for complete list of the ten fastest qualifiers who will return on Saturday, February 8.

Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest Continues This Saturday

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is hosting an exciting on-track handicapping contest called the Road to Kentucky Handicapping Contest. It began on Saturday, January 18 with major stakes races, including key Kentucky Derby prep races featured each week through May 2. Fans can register at the contest table adjacent to the program stand with weekly prizes awarded and points accumulated toward the $1,000 grand prize.

Louisiana Downs Dates and Post Times

The 2020 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs continues through March 18. The 46-day meet includes 12 stakes highlighted by the first official championship for 2-year-olds, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity on March 14. Live racing will take place Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with a 1:00 p.m. (Central) post time.

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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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