News - Racing December  3, 2022

Dirtwater Dash Wins Louisiana Downs Allowance In 2022 Debut

Dirtwater Dash, under jockey Ubaldo Lunda, defeating Tuckers Prize in a $15,000 Allowance at Louisiana Downs Tuesday.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 15, 2022—Off a second-place effort in the Sam's Town Stakes in his last start, Dirtwater Dash returned to the win column on Tuesday with a half-length win in a $15,000 3-Year-Old & Up Allowance at Louisiana Downs.

Under jockey Ubaldo Luna, Dirtwater Dash completed the 330 yard distance in :16.873 seconds, a 96 speed index into a 12 mph headwind. The son of multiple stakes sire Sir Runaway Dash drew clear to defeat runner-up Tuckers Prize by half-a-length.

Trainer Rosendo Valdez, Jr. saddled the 4-year-old gelding to his eighth career win in 16 starts for owner Rosendo Valdez. The graded stakes winner, out of Dashin Kate Perry by Dashin Bye, has earned $138,463. Michael Carlton is the breeder.

Also a graded stakes winner, runner-up Tuckers Prize earned $3,000 to bring his earnings total to $209,375. Racing for owner-trainer Preston Jourdan, the 6-year-old son of Fast Prize Dash was ridden by jockey Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. Kirby and Phillip Bruchhaus bred Tuckers Prize from the Game Patriot mare BB Secrets Game.

JJ Heza Fast Dash Jr finished 1-˝ lengths back to pick-up $1,650 for third. Jose Carrizales trains the son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash for owner-breeder J & J Stables LLC. Jockey Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. had the riding call aboard the $39,348 earner.

I Like Bux completed the field. Jla Double Down Dash and Lundi Gras Dash were both scratched.

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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