News - Racing September  27, 2023

I Break Da Rules Steps Up In First Win This Year

I Break Da Rules (#3) gets up over Runaway Lucille (#6) and Tdz Leavingthecounty (#2) in in the $11,300 Feature Allowance for state-bred 3-year-olds and up at Louisiana Downs Wednesday.

Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 23, 2022—I Break Da Rules, a 4-year-old son of Dashin MVP, got his first win of the year today (Mar 23) when he got up by a nose over Runaway Lucille in the $11,300 Feature Allowance for state-bred 3-year-olds and up at Louisiana Downs.

Post time favorite Tdz Leavingthecounty was neck back in the blanket-finish to take third.

Under jockey Guadalupe Luciano the sorrel gelding completed the 400 yards in :20.040 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index with a 14 mph tailwind. It was the second win in 10 career starts for I Break Da Rules. He ran for a tag twice at Evangeline and Delta last year.

Trainer Larry Keith saddled the state-bred, from the Toast To Dash mare Toast Me Special, for owner A and J Running Horses. Bred by Russell Williams, I Break Da Rules earned $6,780 to boost his bankroll to $27,545.

With a late surge under jockey Gilbert Ortiz , runner-up Runaway Lucille picked up $2,260 for second. Vann Haywood sent out the daughter of multiple stakes sire Sir Runaway Dash for owner Two The Max Investments, LLC.  Grant Farms LLC bred the gray filly from the Feature Mr Jess mare Feature Lucy. The 3-year-old filly has earned $27,723 in nine starts.

Post time favorite Tdz Leavingthecounty and jockey David Alvarez got caught at the wire and had to settle for $1,243 for third. Ruben Chavez trains the Corona Leaving You 3-year-old for owner Rosendo Valdez. Bred by Tony Doughtie, from the Toast To Dash mare Miss Barton County, Tdz Leavingthecounty has earned $18,253 in seven career outings.

Logans Tee Cos, Cwfasttrack, One Sweet Lover and Sweater Tlc completed the field.

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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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