News - Racing October  24, 2021

Speedy Piloto Gee Scores First Stakes Victory In Opelousas Stakes

Speedy Piloto Gee, under jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., winning the $35,000 Opelousas Stakes Saturday at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 21, 2020—Speedy Piloto Gee, under jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., defeated Tuckers Prize by three-quarters in the $35,000 Opelousas Stakes Saturday at Evangeline Downs. Posttime favorite Eysa Jess Jumpn finished a head back in third.

Speedy Piloto Gee completed the 350 yards in :17.486 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index into a 3 mph crosswind. It was the fourth win 16 career starts for the daughter All American Futurity(G1) winner Mr Piloto. The $21,000 winner's payday boosted her earnings total to $80,259.

Barbra Alcantara trains the gray filly for owner Armando Vasquez Rodriguez, Grant Farms LLC bred Speedy Piloto Gee from the Duel Fuel mare Dominating Speed.

Runner-up Tuckers Prize picked up $7,000 for finishing second. Owner-trainer Preston Jourdan named jockey J.R. Ramirez to ride the 4-year-old son of multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Dash.

The winning connections of Speedy Piloto Gee accept the Opelousas Stakes trophy Saturday at Evangeline Downs.
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Bred by Kirby and Phillip Bruchhaus, from the Game Patriot mare BB Secrets Game, the RG3 winner has earned $155,645.

Multiple graded winner Eysa Jess Jumpn boosted her earnings total to $925,397 after pocketing $3,850 for third. Joel Huitron trains the leading daughter Heza Fast Dash for Jose Estrada Quarter Horses. D & S Racing LLC bred the 15-time winner from the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Jumpn. David Alvarez was riding.

Barjaxs, Fabulously Black and Runaway Easy Sir completed the field.

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Tdz Rolex Rattler (#5) gets up over Fast Dashin Diamond(#6) and San Lorenzo (#4) in the final LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) trial Friday night at Evangeline Downs.

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