News - Racing September  16, 2019

Family Affair For Trump My Record In The $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity


Trump My Record (#3) finishes a neck ahead of Baby Licious (#6) in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3) Wednesday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LAóMARCH 12, 2019óHarrah's Louisiana Downs wrapped up its 2019 Quarter Horse meet this afternoon with an exciting performance by Trump My Record in the $254,070 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3).

The son of leading first-crop sire Apollitical Blood out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records is owned by Cruz E. Nava and trained by his brother-in-law Arturo Davila III. Purchased for just $10,700 at the TQHA Yearling Sale, he was impressive in his schooling race on February 9, before setting the fastest qualifying time in trials on March 2.

Eddie Sanchez had the return call, and guided the colt, bred in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP, to victory in the 300-yard final in :15.307 seconds over a fast track.

"He is so professional, but today he was moving in the gates and didnít break that well," stated Sanchez. "The filly was ahead of us, but my colt did not quit and I never gave up. I was relieved that we won the race!"

Trump My Record's dam Breck N Records is out of Harrah's Entertainment Derby(G2) winner Thrill And Grace, the dam of Aha Moment, third in the All American Futurity(G1) and Grade 3-placed Man Who Wouldbe King.

Davila also trains runner-up Baby Licious ran a game second under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr. The daughter of word champion sire FDD Dynasty was the fifth-fastest qualifier in trials and is owned by Muzquiz Javier De Los Santos.

The winning connections of Trump My Record accept the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity stakes trophy on Wednesday afternoon at Louisiana Downs.
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A $15,500 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, Baby Licious is the first foal from the Feature Mr Jess mare Da Licious. The second dam is the Grade 2 winning Separatist mare Da Edge and the third dam is AQHA Racing champion Deelish by first Down Dash. Sam Green bred the bay filly in Texas. She earned $43,192.

"It was an awesome race," said Davila. "Trump My Record didn't break as well today as he did in the trial, but came running and got the job done. We were also pretty high on our filly and at the 200-yard mark, I thought she had it."

Giasfastdash for owners AMS Services LLC ran third with jockey Rolando Pina up. The Oklahoma-bred daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash is trained by Joe Davis, who won the Leverne Perry Memorial last Saturday with Stone Cold Leader.

Bred in Texas by Bob and Jerry Gaston from the Game Patriot mare Miss Game Tee, Giasfastdash is a half-sister to last year's Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3) runner-up Patriotic Games and RG2 winner A Game Dame. She picked up $25,408 for the effort.

Champion Apollitical Blood stands at Robicheaux Ranch, and has sired qualifiers in both the Mardi Gras Futurity and now the winner of the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3). Davila is a fan of the sire, which was a pivotal decision in his sale purchase.

"We love Apollitical Blood," said Davila. "When we saw the colt at the TQHA Yearling Sale, we loved everything about him. He looked like he would have potential."

Trump My Record, sent off as the second choice in the wagering, paid $7.40 for the win. He earned $114,332 for today's victory and Davila and Cruz are considering supplementing him to the Grade 1, Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park.

"He's paid into the TQHA Sale Futurity at Retama Park, but if he comes out of this race in good order, we will pay the supplement."

Braggin With A B completed the superfecta under Noe Villatoro. The son of Freighttrain B is owned by Jose Espinosa and trained by Jose Lopez.

Mercy Hinklin Horse Farm LLC's Tressels Going Grand, sent off as the favorite, ran fifth followed by Seis Train B, Pyc Lovestruck, Apolitical Xpression, Th Lajolla Seis and Big Daddy Jewel.

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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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