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Jess Louisiana Boo Steps Up In Races And Aces Stakes

Jess Louisiana Boo, under jockey C.J. McMahon, winning the $35,000 Races And Aces Stakes at Evangeline Downs Saturday night.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 30, 2021—Jess Louisiana Boo stepped up off an Optional Claiming start on October 9th to win the $35,000 Races And Aces Stakes at Evangeine Downs Saturday evening.

Under jockey C.J. McMahon, Jess Louisiana Boo used his advantage off the inside rail to defeat Midnight Biscuit by three-quarters. The son of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue completed the 870 yards in :36.367 seconds, a 90 speed index with a 2 mph tailwind.

Trainer Phillip Calais, Jr. saddled the three-time winner for owner-breeder Paul Daigle. Out of the Sir Alibi mare La Boo Con, Jess Louisiana Boo picked up $21,000 in his first career stakes win to boost his earnings total to $73,580.

Jess Louisiana Boo returned $9 to win.

The winning connections of Jess Louisiana Boo accept the Races And Aces Stakes trophy Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Runner-up Midnight Biscuit races for owner Win At All Cost LLC and is conditioned by trainer Vann Haywood. Gilbert Ortiz had the riding call aboard the Game Patriot 3-year-old from the thoroughbred mare Biscuit Eater by Kentucky Jazz. The $7,000 runner-up payday increased Midnight Biscuit's lifetime mark to $40,108.

Freakin Patriot Dash, also by Game Patriot, finished 1-˝ lengths back to earn $3,850 third. Joel Huitron trains the 6-year-old gelding out of Freakin Dash by Streak And Dash for owner Ariel Gutierrez. Luciano Duenez rode the stakes winner of $160,400. Robert Touhcet is the breeder.

Masons Jet Black, Freighttrain Z, Racing Kane, No Key Needed and Zoomingprincezydeco completed the field.

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Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Evangeline Downs is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, off I-49 on Cresswell Lane at Exit 18.

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