News - Racing December  3, 2022

Hold On Hez Fast Gives David Alvarez, Jr. His Second Career Win

Hold On Hez Fast, under jockey David Alvarez, Jr., splashes to victory in Wednesday's Feature Allowance at Louisiana Downs

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 30, 2022—In a big late run under jockey David Alvarez, Jr., Hold On Hez Fast got his second allowance win this year on Wednesday at Louisiana Downs in a 300 yard feature for state-bred 3-year-olds & up which have never won three races.

Conditioned by trainer Willie Simien, Jr., Hold On Hez Fast completed the distance in :15.464 seconds over a sloppy (sealed) racing surface to equal a 96 speed index. It was the third lifetime win for the 4-year-old son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash.

This was also the second official lifetime win for jockey David Alvarez, Jr. who began an official riding career this year at Louisiana Downs.  The 16-year-old got his first winner on March 21st aboard Ddeez Kiss My Dash (see related story).

Hold On Hez Fast was a $13,500 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate in 2019 purchased by his owner Jose Estrada Quarter Horses. Jls-Speedhorse Ranch, Inc. bred bay gelding from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Jls Sweet Pea. Hold On Hez Fast picked up $7,980 for today's effort to bring his earnings mark to over $48,500.

Two The Max Investments LLC's Freightrtain Game dug in under jockey Gilbert Ortiz to finish second and earn $2,660. Vann Haywood trains the 3-year-old daughter of world champion sire Freighttrain B from the Game Patriot mare Game Snow Lady. Grant Farms LLC bred the $34,603 earner.

An Incredible Moment finished a neck back to pick up $1,463 for third. Martin Trejo condtions the Heza Fast Dash filly for owner Bobby D. Cox. Cox purchased the filly at the 2020 LQHBA Yearling Sale for $63,000 for breeder Mercy Hinklin Horse Farm LLC. An earner of over $25,800,

An Incredible Moment is out of the graded stakes winning Jet Black Patriot mare Jetblack Gold Moment. Everardo Rodriguez had the riding assignment.

Completing the field were Mr John, The Rouge, Ms Better Be, Corona Ultra and Jrs Magic Piloto.

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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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