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Two Divisions of $15,000 Swift Stakes Set for Saturday at Louisiana Downs


Mid-City Stakes winner Dlj Imma B Famous is the even-money choice in Division 1 of the 350-yard $15,000 Swift Stakes at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

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Two Divisions of $15,000 Swift Stakes Set for Saturday at Louisiana Downs BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 21, 2020—Two divisions of the 350-yard $15,000 Swift Stakes will be contested at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday. Horsemen continue to fill nominations for the 2020 Quarter Horse stakes and for the third time this meet, there will be two divisions contested. The Swift Stakes will be run as races four and six on the afternoon card.

In the first flight, Myron McKinnon’s Dlj Imma B Famous is the even-money choice in the seven horse field. The 7-year-old gelding by Coronas Leaving You, has banked $151,525 in 18 lifetime starts. Trained by Eduardo Morales, Dlj Imma B Famous exits a runner-up finish in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic last month. Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. will ride.

Breaking to his inside will be Ss Classyjess, trained by Jose Carrizales. The 4-year-old daughter of Rock Solid Jess will make her second start of the season after running second in the Harrah’s Dash on opening day. Her regular pilot, Juan I. Garcia, has the call.

A field of eight will compete in the second division. Harrah’s Dash winner Fantasticazoom Jr., owned by J &J Racing LLC, as one of the probable favorites. The son of Fantastic Corona Jr. will has won his last three races for current leading trainer Jose Carrizales.

Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. has the return call, breaking from post position two. Lester Columb, Jr.’s Mia Jet In, a 4-year-old daughter of Jet Black Patriot, made her last start in the $137,020 Evangeline Derby last month, running fourth. Luciano Duenez has the mount for trainer Kenneth Weeks.

The field for Division 1 of the Swift Stakes (Race. 4), which will run as the fifth race on the card, including jockey assignments and morning-line odds, is as follows:

  1. Tempting Annee GL (Victor Urieta, Jr.), 9-2
  2. Mulato Fortune (Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco), 12-1
  3. Jodys Political Pop (Juan Garcia, Jr.), 30-1
  4. Every Chicks Favorit (Bryan Candanosa), 10-1
  5. Temptation Is Sweet (Sergio Fuentes), 20-1
  6. Ss Classyjess (Juan I. Garcia), 2-1
  7. Dlj Imma Famous (Ricardo Hernandez, Jr.) Even

The field for Division 2 of the Swift Stakes (Race. 6), which will run as the fifth race on the card, including jockey assignments and morning-line odds, is as follows:

  1. Captain Valentine (Bobby Ransom), 20-1
  2. Fantasticazoom Jr. (Ricardo Hernandez, Jr.), 5-2
  3. Mia Jet In (Luciano Duenez), 2-1
  4. Ll Tee Boug (Ubaldo Luna), 10-1
  5. Pilot Points Moon (Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco), 4-1
  6. Watch My Booty (John Hamilton), 12-1
  7. Bileve (David Alvarez), 5-1
  8. Ja B Valiant (Bryan Candanosa), 12-1

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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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