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Zoomin Baby Takes Fourth Straight Victory in $214,650 Evangeline Downs Futurity Win

John Hamilton rides the super consistent Zoomin Baby to victory in Saturday's $214,650 Evangeline Downs Futurity.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 20, 2014—Ridden by jockey John Hamilton, Zoomin Baby took control out of the gate and held off a bid by fastest qualifier Quite Riot before edging way by half-a-length in Saturday's $214,650 Evangeline Downs Futurity on the closing program of the 2014 American Quarter Horse Meet. Jess Cutnup Quick finished a neck behind Quite Riot in third.

Getting his first stakes win, the lightly raced Zoomin Baby picked up his fourth victory in five career starts while completing the 400 yards in :19.542 seconds, a 102 speed index. The Michael Taylor trainee, for owner Craig Lauger, broke his maiden at Delta Downs in June, then picked up an Allowance win August 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course. The gray Jess Zoomin gelding entered the futurity as the fifth fastest qualifier after a troubled three-quarter length victory in the November 26 trials.

Bred in Texas by Jackie Sessions, Zoomin Baby earned $107,325 for his effort to roll his earnings to $122,625. He is out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Baby Sister.

The winning connections of Zoomin Baby accept the Evangeline Downs Futurity trophy on Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Quite Riot was second best under jockey Manuel Garcia. Rodolfo Sanchez conditions the Swingin Jess colt out of Dashs Co Ed, by First Down Dash, for owner Luis Gutierrez-Perry. The Patton Farms Louisiana-bred earned $36,490.

Jess Cutnup Quick races for owner Erick Montes and trainer Barbara Alcantara. Julian Cantu rode the Jess Louisiana Blue gelding who is still a maiden from five career starts. Bred by Hall L. Davis IV, from the Call Me Together mare Call Me Quick Love, Jess Cutnup Quick earned $21,465 for his third place effort.

Fasttimeswith Redoak, Ncc Game On, Gagastoasttobliss, Zimpool, Ww Showtime, Hezadasinbye and Sunny And 75 completed the field.

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