News - Racing November  14, 2019

Quentonian Fastest Qualifier in $49,874 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake Trials


Quentonian, under jockey Gilbert Morales, easily setting the fastest time from six trials contested Saturday at Louisiana Downs for the $49,874 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 19, 2019—Quentonian won the third of six 350-yard trials run this afternoon (Saturday) for the $49,874 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake at Louisiana Downs.

Owned by Gilbert Morales, the 3-year-old was bred by Kirby Bruchhaus was making his ninth career start. Breaking from the rail under rider Guadalupe Lucio, Jr, the gelded son of Sir Runaway Dash out of the Stawflyin Buds mare Tailor Dayne sprinted to the wire in:17.526 seconds.

Trained by Josue Huitron, Quentonian came into his trial off three second-place finishes, but broke alertly and won by 2-¾ lengths.

Sent off as the even-money choice, he paid $4.00 for the maiden-breaking victory and earned $3,600 to boost his career earnings to $15,480. Tdz Going Nuts, with Luciano Duenez in the saddle, won the final trial in :17.582 with the second-fastest clocking of the afternoon. The gelded son of FDD Going Grand is owned by Americo Ramirez and is trained by Rosendo Valdez, Jr.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of the ten fastest qualifiers who will return on Saturday, February 9. The winner will pick up $22,443.

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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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