Today's Headlines January  28, 2020

$550,000 Sale Graduate Heads 13 Mardi Gras Training Races on Friday

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 28, 2020—Fm Five Fifty Rock, a $550,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Graduate, will head 13 schooling races, for 58 Louisiana-breds nominated to the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG1), on Friday at Louisiana Downs.

The races will begin at 11:00 AM (CDT) but are not expected to be live-streamed. However, on Friday afternoon, a complete recap on each of the 220-yard races will be posted on and shared on as well.

Leading trainer Jose Sanchez III will be saddle Fm Five Fifty Rock for owner Jose Fabina Hernandez in the last of 13 schooling races on Friday. Eddie Sanchez has been named to ride the son of 2019 LQHBA Loui

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It was a very memorable start of the Harrah's Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse meet for two young trainers on Saturday, January 4. Ray Mayo and Jose Carrizales both scored their first career stakes victory, saddling the winners of the $15,000 Harrah's Dash, which was split into two divisions on the opening day card.

Ray Mayo

Ray Mayo rode professionally for 9 ˝ years and was one of the most respected 870-yard riders in the region. At the urging of his family, he retired from the saddle and began training three years ago.

In the second division of the Harrah's Dash, Mayo,33

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