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Peytons Last Dash Wins Second Division of Harrah’s Dash on Louisiana Downs Opener

Peytons Last Dash (#4), under jockey John Hamilton, gets up over Ss Classyjess (#1) in the second division of the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

© Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 4, 2020—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2020 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon with sunny skies and two excellent fields competing in two divisions of the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash.

In the second division, trainer Ray Mayo also won his first stakes as a conditioner when Peytons Last Dash dominated his eight rivals. Claimed last July at Delta Downs for $10,000 by owner Rosendo Valdez, he made his first start off the layoff in fine form under veteran jockey John Hamilton.

“I wanted to give him a break and bring him back freshened,” said Mayo. “As a former jockey, I felt that John would fit him well. He gave him a perfect ride; never touched his stick. It was a great win for us!”

The winning connections of Peytons Last Dash accept the Harrah’s Dash-Division 21 stakes trophy on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. © © Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski
This was the fourth career victory for the son of Heza Fast Dash out of the Game Patriot mare Im Game Lets Play, who was bred by JoBaya Foreman. Sent off at odds of 4-1, he returned $11.40, crossing the wire in :13.174. Peytons Last Dash picked up $9,000 for the effort and he has earned $46,680.

Carrizales trained runner-up Ss Classyjess, owned by Edgar Rosales who was ridden by Juan Garcia. Ronnie Stewart and Double S Farm bred the gray filly in Texas from the Royal Shake Em mare High Class Broad. The 4-year-old earned $3,000 to bring her career mark to $51,663.

Hot Prize, a 4-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Dash, was a neck back in third and earned $1,650 for owner-trainer Robi Meche. Bryan Candanosa rode the brown filly out of Hot Dare by Corona Caliente. Bred by Jack White, she has earned $65,883.

Vf My Favorite Chick, Jus Too Cool, Miss Mighty Pizazz, Tdz Dash of Jes, Kool Volcom and Jess Glance followed.

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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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