Today's Headlines August  20, 2019

Jess A Cajun Steps Up In $428,475 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 17, 2019—Coming off a $20,000 claiming win on June 29th, Jess A Cajun stepped today to score a neck victory over Brileys Prize while posting the fastest qualifying time for the $428,475 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) Saturday afternoon at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the 102 state-bred two-year-olds who participated in 11 trial races, will return to New Orleans on Saturday, September 7th to vie for the winner's purse valued at $192,475. Each of today's participants passed through the sale ring of the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale in Kinder, Louisiana.

Under jockey Luciano Duenez, Jess A Cajun completed the 350 yard ta

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LQHBA SALE FUTURITY SURPRISES


The 2019 LQHBA Yearling Sale concluded on Saturday, August 3 with across the board increases and a record sale topper of $605,000!. We thank each of the breeders, consignors and buyers for making this a record-setting event!

Each year, breeders ready their stock for the event hoping that their yearling takes the next steps to a successful racing career. Interestingly, many times the future racing champions are the less heralded prospects as they pass through the sales ring. We asked several Louisiana breeders to tell us about their biggest surprises.

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