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Mardi Gras Futurity Draws 128 Louisiana-Bred Juveniles

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 22, 2017—Jrs Natural Runaway, an impressive training race winner on February 3, is one of 128 Louisiana-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) trials at Louisiana Downs.

A gray son of Sir Runaway Dash trained by Jesus Garrido for Ricardo Castillo’s Triple C Racing Stables LLC, Jrs Natural Runaway scored a 1 3/4-length victory in a 220-yard schooling race, as the colt stopped the timer in :12.173, the fastest winning time from the 14 training races. Jrs Natural Runaway was a $7,200 purchase at last year’s Lo



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