News - Racing October  27, 2021

Eyesa Shoofly Dandy Scores In First Stakes of New Season

Eyesa Shoofly Dandy, under jockey Donell Blake, won the $15,000 Marathon Stakes on Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 7, 2017—AQHA's 2016 leading trainer Judd Kearl saddled his first stakes winner of the new year on Saturday when Eyesa Shoofly Dandy defeated Bet I Make U Famous by one-length in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Rakin In The Jax was another 1˝ lengths back for third.

Ridden by jockey Donell Blake, Eyesa Shoofly Dandy took the lead before the first turn then completed the 870-yard course in :45.516 seconds, an 89-speed index. It was the ninth career win for the son of Gold Medal Jess from the Willed Wicked mare Miss Sound Viking.

The multiple stakes winning 6-year-old races for owners Curtis Smith and Steve Hold. Wesley Ann Anglin bred the sorrel who picked up $9,000 to boost his total earnings to $97,866.

Runner-up Better I Make U Famous, a son of One Famous Eagle, races for owners Vernon Harman and Robert T. Moudy III. Bred in Texas by Moudy and James Markum, Bet I Make U Famous was ridden by jockey Alfonso Lujan. Trey Ellis saddled the multiple-stakes-placed 5-year-old out of Lone Bet by First Down Dash. He earned $3,000.

Also, a 5-year-old, Rakin In The Jax races for owner/breeder Angela Dowden and trainer Jason Magnon. Lucas Constantin rode the stakes-placed son of Rakin In The Cash out of Alcohol And Ambiance by Panther Mountain. He picked up $1,650 for the effort.

Game Own, Snowbound Cowboy, Apollitical Courage and Tempting Dashforcash completed the field.

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