News - Racing October  24, 2021

Shesa Knockoutcartel Dominates $75,000 Louisiana Juvenile In First Career Win

Shesa Knockoutcartel, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, was a 1-¼ length winner in the $75,000 Louisiana Juvenile Saturday afternoon at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 31, 2021—Under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, Shesa Knockoutcartel cleared the field late on the way to a 1-¼ length win in the $75,000 Louisiana Juvenile Saturday afternoon at Delta Downs.

Entering the Juvenile off a second-place effort in the July 9th Lee Berwick Futurity trials, Shesa Knockoutcartel completed the 350 yards in :17.638 seconds, equaling an 89 speed index, to ger her first career win in four starts this season. The $45,000 winner's purse boosted her bankroll to $52,200.

Martin Trejo conditions the Louisiana homebred daughter of multiple stakes sire Five Bar Cartel for owner-breeder BM AQ Racing LLC. The sorrel filly is out of multiple stakes-producer Lady Knockout by Royal Quick Dash. The second dam, Genuine Knockout by Special Effort in the dam of seven black type including All American Futurity(G1) winner Falling In Love Again.

The winning connections of Shesa Knockoutcartel accept the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes trophy on Saturday at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Guerras Racing Stables' Stratosphear earned $15,000 for finishing second. Jose Lopez trains the One Sweet Jess gelding out of Corona Starlette by Corona Cartel. AQHA Champion breeder Bobby D. Cox bred the $31,160 earner. Manuel Gutierrez rode the $15,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate.

Jrs Runaway Dash finished a half-length back to earn $8,250 for owner Benito Garcia. Trainer Orlando Orozco named Rolando Pia to ride the Sir Runway Dash gelding out of Hiclass Huntress by Hiclass Lajolla. Bred by Julien Stevens III, Jrs Runaway Dash has banked $30,570 in four starts.

Tf Fearless Runaway, Flyin The Red Eye, Greatest Of All Time, Dianetoseparatefromu, Flying Adelia, Sweater Tlc and Patriotic Trump completed the Juvenile field.

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