News - Racing December  3, 2022

Game Jewel Breaks Maiden In Louisiana Downs Tuesday Feature

Game Jewel, under jockey Russel Leblanc, holds off Carters Wild Cat (#7) in the Tuesday feature, a $11,300 state-bred for 2-year-old maiden, Tuesday at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 29, 2022—Game Jewel, a royally-bred daughter of multiple stakes sire Game Patriot, broke her maiden at first asking today (Mar 29) in Louisiana Downs' Tuesday feature race, a $11,300 Quarter Horse Maiden for state-bred 2-year-olds.

Under jockey Russel Leblanc, Game Jewel broke well and took a one length lead then held off Carters Wild Cat by a neck in the 330 yard race.  She was clocked in :17.738 seconds, into a 22 mph headwind, and picked up $6,780 for the effort.

A $17,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, Game Jewel races for owner Karen Lynn McKinnon and is trained by Robert Meche.

Bred by Richard and Janelle Simon, from the First Down Jewel mare First Down Hemp, Game Jewel is.a sister to Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes sire Jet Black Patriot, stakes-placed Heza Jet Black and stakes-placed Jet Black Legend.

Runner-up Carters Wild Cat lost his path early but closed strong under jockey Roman Huerta to earn $2,260 for second. A $7,000 LQHBA graduate racing for owner Juan Antonio Carrillo, Sr., Carters Wild Cat was much improved over a sixth place effort in his career debut March 6th in the Mardi Gras Futurity trials.

Ernesto Gonzalez conditions the Carters Cartel gelding out of Delightful Cat by Red Storm Cat. Riley Blanchet is the breeder.

Him Gone, a son of the aforementioned Jet Black Patriot, finished three-quarters back under jockey Ubaldo Luna to earn $1,243 for third. Teddy Guy, Jr. trains the $8,500 LQHBA graduate for owner Glenn Jackson. 

Ryan and Jude Robicheaux bred Him Gone from the Teller Cartel mare Sistahrogue.

Fastdash Pilot, First Time Pilot Wow Its Jess, Louisiana Fabulous, Jrs Majestic Matteo, Jrs Majestic Alibi and Pilys Sweet Prince 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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