Today's Headlines January  18, 2017

Shatto Stoli Dominates Billy Montgomery Stakes at Louisiana Downs

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 14, 2017—Under jockey David Alvarez Shatto Stoli recovered from bumpy start then burst to a quick lead and extended to 1˝ lengths over Lil Bro Big Streak in the $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Tf Eyesa Firefighter finished a head back in third place.

Trainer Rosendo Valdez, Jr. saddled the multiple stakes winning son of Stoli for owner Rosendo Valdez. It was the third career win in 11 starts for the 3-year-old and the $15,000 winner's purse boosted his earnings total to $62,325.

Bred by Juan San Miguel, Jr., from the Mr Jes



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LOUISIANA DOWNS GETS THE RACING YEAR STARTED


The New Year brings the first Quarter Horse meet of 2017 when Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicks off their live season on Saturday, January 7. The track, located in Bossier City, will conduct a 46-day meet, with racing set for Saturday through Tuesday at 1:00 pm.

Outstanding Meet on Tap

David Heitzmann, Louisiana Downs racing secretary, has seen an increase in stall applications and confirmed that several new horsemen will run in the upcoming meet. The list includes 2016 leading AQHA conditioner Judd Kearl, John Stinebaugh, Brian Stroud and former jockey Saul Ramirez, Jr., who





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