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Konnan Cartel Fastest In Mardi Gras Schooling Races On Saturday

Konnan Cartel, under jockey Ubaldo Luna, set the fastest Mardi Gras schooling race time in Race 8 on Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 12, 2022—Konnan Cartel, a 2-year-old altered son of multiple stakes sire Five Bar Cartel, posted the fastest schooling race time from the 86 state-bred 2-year-olds, who participated in 19 220 yard schooling races on Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

All starters today remain eligible for the $400,000-est. Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) trials that will be contested at Louisiana Downs over two days, March 5th and 6th. The 300 yard final for the industry's first official futurity of 2022 will be run back on Sunday, March 27th.

Races 8, 9 and 10 today were hand-timed due to a timer malfunction.

AQHA Racing champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. named jockey Ubaldo Luna to ride Konnan Cartel in Race 8 for owner-breeder Luis Armando Castellanos. The brown gelding completed the 220 yards in a quick :12.100 seconds to set the top mark of the day.

Toast To Blue, under jockey Leonardo Rodriguez, winning the 19th schooling race on Saturday at Louisiana Downs.
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Konnan Cartel is out of the Jet Black Patriot mare Jet Black Chiraq. The second dam is the stakes-placed Brookstone Bay mare Shawne Bay, a half-sister to stakes winner Make It Everywhere and stakes-placed Its Chilly.

Toast To Blue, a $22,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, won the final race (19) under jockey Leonardo Rodriguez to get the second fastest time of 12.257 seconds. Trainer Martin Trejo saddled the Jess Louisiana Blue colt for owner Adame Racing LLC.

The sorrel colt is out of the stakes winning Toast To Dash mare Sante Mon Amie, winner of the 2010 Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2). The second dam is the G3-placed Corona Cartel mare Corona Mon Amie and third dam is G3 winner Check It To Em Miss by Check The Charts

Mamaigotthis, under jockey Modesto Pina, set the third-fsatest time of the day in Race 9.
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Mamaigotthis, one of eight LQHBA Yearling Sale graduates to win today, scored in the 9th Race under jockey Modesto Pina to get the third-fastest time of :12.320 seconds. Trainer Wendy Garcia saddled the daughter of multiple graded stakes sire Jet Black Patriot for owner Three Musketeers.

Mamaigotthis is a half-sister to LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational winner Apollitical Chas. The second dam is the stakes-placed Grade 1 producer Fast Prize Tracy by Shazoom. This is the immediate family of Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner Apollitical Chad. Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winner Fast First Prize, a sister to leading Louisiana sire Heza Fast Dash, is the third dam.

Eliseo Celestino, Martin Trejo and Trey Ellis led all trainer with three winners each today. Wendy Garcia and Lanny Keith had two winners apiece.

Freighttrain B was the leading sire with three winners on the schooling race card. Ajs Fast Dash, Five Bar Cartel, Jess Louisiana Blue, Jet Black Patriot, Mr Piloto and One Sweet Jess had two apiece.

For a list of horses who compated today by individual times, including sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and sale information (if applicable) CLICK HERE.

About Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is now owned by Rubico Acquisition Corporation. 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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