News - Racing December  3, 2022

Johnny de Capo Wins Closing Race of Quarter Horse Meet at Louisiana Downs Wednesday

Johnny de Capo, under jockey Arturo Alavrez, won a $34,000 feature allowance for 3-year-olds and up on Wednesday, closing day for the Louisiana Downs 2022 Quarter Horse season.

Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

BOSSIER CITY, LA—APRIL 6, 2022—Johnny de Capo popped the gate and kept to the task Wednesday afternoon under jockey Arturo Alvarez to win the closing race of the 2022 Louisiana Down Quarter Horse Meet, a $34,000 feature allowance for 3-year-olds and up.

Conditioned by trainer Raul Rodriguez, Johnny de Capo completed the 250 yards in :13.293 seconds, equaling a 93 speed index with a 20 mph tailwind. It was the fifth career win for the son of multiple stakes sire Capo de Capi. The $18,000 payday boosted the graded stakes winner's earnings total to $405,394.

The 5-year-old Oklahoma homebred, out of Dash For Ted by Make It Anywhere, races for owner-breeder Juan Jose Contreras. Johnny de Capo won the restricted Grade 1 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity as a 2-yaer-old.

Coming off an allowance win February 28th, Swamp Eagle picked up $6,800 for his second-place effort today. Francisco Campos, Jr. trains the Heza Fast Dash 5-year-old for owner Fausto Mendoza.

Jockey Everardo Rodriguez rode the multiple graded-placed gelding out of Gee Whit by One Famous Eagle. David Dunn bred the earner of $113,356.

Tm Dee First Bar was a nose back to earn $3,740 for third. Vann Haywood saddled the Louisiana homebred son of Five Bar Cartel for owner-breeder Two The Max Investments LLC. Gilbert Ortiz rode the $52,140 earner.

Escandalo and Dashin Max completed the field.  Sheza Freighttrain T and Tf Fearless Runaway were both scratched.

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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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