Today's Headlines September  2, 2015

Micmac Warrior Sets Sights on $303,777 LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) on Saturday

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By Martha Claussen

NEW ORLEANS, LA—AUGUST 31, 2015—A very solid group of accredited Louisiana-breds will close out the Fair Grounds Race Course Quarter Horse meet in style on Saturday, September 5. The ten finalists from trials on August 15 return to action in the $303,777 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1).

Fastest qualifier, Micmac Warrior won his 350-yard trial in a blazing :17.724 seconds under rider Alfonso Lujan. It was a maiden-breaking score for the son of Heza Fast Dash out of the Village Hero mare Sneaking N Dashing. Kenny Patton of Patton Farms bred Micmac Warrior.

It will be a bittersweet moment for Patton and his wife

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Quarter Horse jockey Alfonso Lujan is an all around good guy. Respected by his fellow riders and trainers, he is regarded as a hard-working and humble professional as well as a devoted family man. However, it might surprise people to know that he is a self-confessed "speed junkie", who loves the thrill of riding those blazing fast Quarter Horses!

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Lujan was born in Pecos, Texas and made his riding debut when he was 19. The first few years were lean, to say the least, but Lujan was never impatient in honing his craft.


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