News - Racing July  18, 2019

Ms Leaving You Snaps Win Streak of La Mos Corona in the $40,000 Audubon Stakes at Fair Grounds


Ms Leaving You, under jockey Luciano Duenez, winning the $40,000 Audubon Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

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By Martha Claussen

NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 18, 2018—Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots presented two stakes on its Saturday, August 18 program.

It was another impressive performance by Ms Leaving You, who topped a field of ten accredited Louisiana-bred fillies and mares in the $40,000 Audubon Stakes.

Bred by Grant Farms, LLC and owned by McGeHee Horse & Cattle Company, LLC, the 4-year-old daughter of Coronas Leaving You showed her affinity for a sloppy track as she also won the Par A Dice Stakes over similar track conditions on July 5 at Delta Downs.

This afternoon, she broke from the rail under Luciano Duenez and won in gate to wire fashion, covering 350-yards in a final time of :17.382.

Kenneth Weeks explained that Ms Leaving You has matured considerably since he began training her in July, 2017.

“To be honest, she was antsy and had no manners,” he said. “But, I liked her from day one and we just took our time with her. We felt she was coming into this stakes in good form.”

M&M Stables LLC’s La Mos Corona entered the starting gate with a lofty win streak of six in a row, including three stakes this year. Bred by Oscar Rhone, the daughter of Coronas Leaving You out of the multiple-stakes winning mare La Mos Chingono is trained by Orlando Orozco. Floriberto Maldonado had the return call aboard the bay filly, finishing second by a margin of a half a length.

Non Stop Patriot, with Noe Castaneda riding for trainer Manuel Macias, ran a game third at odds of 28-1 and Jess Political, one of two fillies trained by LQHBA and 2017 AQHA champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr, completed the superfecta. Stormy T, Fastdashing Lassie, Rf Shez Leaving You, Tf Ms Perrys Runaway, Geaux Blue and Jess a Corona Baby completed the order of finish.

Out of the Splash Bac mare, Ms Pilot Point, Ms Leaving You has now won four of her 11 starts. Sent off as the second choice in the wagering, she paid $6.80 for the win and has banked $76,632 to date. Weeks said she will make her next start toward the middle of the Evangeline Downs Quarter Horse meet.

Jrs Taylors Runnaway Game Winner of the $35,000 Gentilly Stakes

Jrs Taylors Runnaway owned by Rosalio Espinosa showed his class in the first feature of the afternoon, defeating four accredited Louisiana-breds in the 250-yard Gentilly Stakes.

Jrs Taylors Runaway, under jockey Everardo Rodriquez, winning the $35,000 Gentilly Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday.
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The son of Sir Runaway Dash, out of the Royal Shake Em mare No Matches Tonight was bred in Louisiana by LQHBA past president Julien R Stevens III. He broke from the rail under jockey Everardo Rodriguez and dueled to the wire in 13.018 over a sloppy track, earning a 101-speed index. Trained by Martin Trejo, the sorrel gelding earned his first win as a 3-year-old after a very successful juvenile season.

Jrs Taylors Runnaway ($6.80) has now won five of his thirteen lifetime starts and is a perfect three for three at Fair Grounds, including last year’s victory in the 2017 LQHBA Sale Futurity. With today’s winner’s share of the purse, his has now banked $301,320.

Rosendo Valdez’ Lil Bro Big Streak with 2017 Fair Grounds leading rider John Hamilton up, ran second by a neck. Trained by Rosendo Valdez, Jr., the 4-year-old sired by Jet Black Patriot exited a third-place finish in the Par A Dice Stakes at Delta Downs on July 5. Rider Luciano Duenez completed the trifecta with Bjs Magic Wings and Dm La Jolla completed the superfecta. Fast N Famous Eagle was fifth and Rdd Lajollanfastdash was an early scratch.

Live racing returns on Thursday, August 23 at 12:30 pm. The 2018 Fair Grounds Quarter Horse meet will conclude on Saturday, September 8 with the final of the $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1), and four undercard stakes.


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