Today's Headlines March  2, 2015

Mayleen Pyc Impresses In Harrah's Entertainment Futurity Trials

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BOOSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 1, 2015—Making her first career start, Mayleen Pyc, a daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon, broke well then rolled to a two-length win to post the fastest qualifying time for industry's first open graded stakes event for two-year-old Quarter Horses this year, the $240,910 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3).

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the eight trials races contested Sunday afternoon, will return to the Louisiana Downs on Saturday, March 21 and vie for the winner's share worth $108,409, while going 300 yards.

Ridden by jockey Ricky Ramirez, Maylee Pyc completed the 300 yards in over a slop

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How many professional athletes are in their prime when they turn 50? Certainly none in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Soccer. But right here in Louisiana, there is a seemingly ageless wonder! That is Quarter Horse jockey John Hamilton, showing his best stuff and loving what Louisiana has brought to his career.

Hamilton was born in Baytown, Texas on June 9, 1964. When he was 14-years-old, a Texas horseman, aptly named Jim Dandy, asked if he was interested in riding horses. The next morning, he arrived at his ranch at 4:30 a.m., and his future was sealed.

The Numbers…Wow!

AQHA statistics show that Hamilton, who began riding professionally in 1984, has ridden 12,723 races with a record of 1,630 wins on mounts who have earned over $20 million. Over the years, he

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