News - Racing October  26, 2021

Tuckers Prize Prevails In Louisiana Downs Opening Day Feature Allowance


Tuckers Prize (#6) gets up over Rf Fast Dash N Blue (#5) and Eyeondaprize (#1) in a $15,000 feature allowance Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 23, 2021—Tuckers Prize rallied under jockey Ubaldo Luna, to get up by a neck over Rf Fast Dash N Blue in the $15,000 Feature Allowance Saturday afternoon on Louisiana Downs opening day card for the 2021 Quarter Horse meet. Eyeondaprize was a nose back in the blanket-finish to take third.

Owned-and-trained by Preston Jourdan, Tuckers Prize completed the 400 yards in :19.928 seconds on a muddy (sealed) racing surface to equal at 93 speed index. The win was worth $9,000. Kirby and Phillip Bruchhaus bred the restricted Grade 3 winner by multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Dash from the Game Patriot mare Bb Secrets Game.

The 5-year-old gelding has compiled a (24) 9-4-4 record and banked $170,545. He won the 2019 Louisiana Champions Day QH Derby(RG3). Last season he was second in the Mid City Stakes(RG3), Opelousas Stakes and third in the Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2).

Runner-up Rf Fast Dash N Blue earned $3,000 for owner-breeder Rogers Farms. Vann Haywood trains the multiple stakes-placed son of Jess Louisiana Blue from the Heza Fast Dash mare Fast Dash N Deb. The 5-year-old gelding has banked $137,120 from 27 starts. Gilbert Oritz had the riding call.

Rosendo Valdez' Eyeontheprize earned $1,650 for third. Jockey Arturo Alvarez was aboard the Fast Prize Jordan filly for trainer Rosendo Valdez, Jr. Daniel Trahan bred the 4-year-old from the Game Patriot mare Good Game Meg. She has earned $43,610.

One Fast Perry, Dlj Imma B Famous and Happie Happie Happie completed the field.

About 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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