News - Racing December  3, 2022

Swamp Eagle Dominates Louisiana Downs Feature Allowance Monday

Swamp Eagle, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, winning the $11,000 Feature Allowance on Monday afternoon at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 28, 2022—Fausto G. Mendoza's Swamp Eagle was a one-length winner in the final QH allowance for the month of February at Louisiana Downs Monday.

Under jockey Everardo Rodriguez the son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash defeated Quicksilver B by one-length, completing the 350 yards in :17.779 seconds, a 98 speed index. Trainer Francisco Campos, Jr. saddled the Louisiana-bred gelding to his fourth career win in 20 starts. The $9,000 winner's purse boosted the multiple graded-placed gelding's earnings total to $106,556.

David Dunn bred Swamp Eagle from the One Famous Eagle mare Gee Whit. The 5-year-old was third in the LQHBA Breeders' Derby(RG3), Opelousas Stakes (RG3) and LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational.

Jose Estrada Quarter Horses' Quicksilver B earned $3,000 for second. Willie Simien, Jr. trains the Carters Cartel 4-year-old from the Mr Eye Opener mare Candy Before My Eyes. Monica Williams and Jerome Bellard bred the $58,291 earner.

Finishing 2-˝ lengths back, Jess To Shine earned $1,210 for third. Eliseo Celestino trains the One Sweet Jess gelding for owner JP Quarter Horses. Eleazar Martinez bred the 4-year-old from the First To Shine mare Jetsie Shine First. Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. was riding.

The rest of the field, including Apollitical High, Going Hot and Jessa Freightliner were all 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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