News - Racing September  20, 2018

Going Noble Sets Fastest Qualifying Time In $238,090 Grade 3 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity


Going Noble, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, cruises to a two-length win and the fastest qualifying time for the Grade 3 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA-MARCH 3, 2018--Harrah's Louisiana Downs hosted seven trials this afternoon for the $238,090 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3).

Each of the entrants were maidens although several competed in training races held on February 9.

Going Noble with Everardo Rodriguez aboard, won the first trial, breaking swiftly drawing off by two-length as he covered 300 yards in :15.563 seconds.

Bred and owned by Mercy Hinklin Horse Farm LLC, the Texas-bred son of FDD Going Grand is out of the Jess Elie mare A Noble Jess Elie. He ran second in his training race and earned a 91-speed index today for trainer Lanny Keith.

Patriotic Games, under jockey Rodrigo Vallejo, draws off in the third trial to get the second fastest time.
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Ramiro Flores, Sr.'s Patriotic Games won the third trial in :15.715 seconds for the second-fastest clocking of the afternoon. Texas breeders Bob and Jerry Gaston foaled the colt by First Down Dash out of their mare, Miss Game Tee.

Trained by Eduardo Morales, Patriotic Games was ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo, winning his debut by 1- lengths. Flores purchased Patriotic Games for $38,000 at the Heritage Place Yearling Sale last September.

Empyro was one of two qualifiers bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox. Jockey Gilbert Ortiz rode the son of Dominyun to a neck win over fellow qualifier Kr Mr Winter in the fourth trial.

Empryo(#2), Kr Mr Winter(#7) and Rock Winners Jese(#5) qualified in the fourth trial. Hodges Photography
Owned by Ezequiel Araiza and trained by Rodolfo Sanchez, Empyro completed the 300 yards in :15.825 seconds to secure the third fastest time. The $28,000 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate is out of the First Down Dash mare Sizzling Lola.

Frist crop sire Five Bar Cartel got his second winner and first graded stakes qualifier in the final trial when Fivebarlove posted a half-length win, under jockey Noe Castaneda, to get the fourth fastest time of :15.872 seconds.

Five Bar Love, under jockey Noe Castaneda, qualifying fourth fastest in the final trial. Hodges Photography
Trainer Jose Garcia saddled the Texas homebred filly for owner/breeder Edwardo Lopez. The sorrel filly is out of the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Jessanoldlove.

The ten top qualifiers will return on Wednesday, March 21 for the $238,090 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3). The winner of the 300-yard final will earn $107,140.

For a complete list of finalists, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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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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