News - Headlines May  22, 2018

Fast N Famous Eagle and A Kool Secret Win Their Divisions of the $15,000 Swift Stakes


Fast N Famous Eagle, under jockey Rolando Pina, were easy winners' in the first-division of the Swift Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA-JANUARY 27, 2018-The $15,000 Swift Stakes at a distance of 350 yards was so popular with horsemen that it was split into two divisions this year.

In the first division of the Swift Stakes, Fast N Famous Eagle ($8.60), owned and trained by Joe Davis, prevailed under jockey Rolando Pina in :17.587 seconds.

The 5-year-old son of One Famous Eagle ran second to Scoopies Leaving You in the Harrah's Dash Stakes earlier this month. The well-traveled gelding shipped to Louisiana from Indiana Grand.

Winning jockey Rolando Pina and owner-trainer Joe Davis accept the Swift Stakes-Division 1 stakes trophy Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Hodges Photography
Today's win marked his fifth victory from 24 starts. The $9,000 winners' purse boosted Fast N Famous Eagles' earnings total to $95,397.

Ldn Jessasaltydog with jockey Antonio Alberto aboard, ran second, followed by Ww Showtime.

In his first start of the season, Ldn Jessasaltydog picked up $3,000 for owner Rene Amaro. Carlos Saldivar conditions the Im Dalaw gelding out of Jessa Blue Crystal by Jess Louisiana Blue. Antonio Alberto was aboard the Larry Nixon Louisiana-bred.

Also, a Louisiana-bred, third-place finisher Ww Showtime races for owner Victoria Galindo and trainer Telma Janet Loya. Everardo Rodriguez rode the First Prize Perry 6-year-old horse out of Ww Family Tradition by Strawfly Special. Bred by Darrel Williams the sorrel picked up $1,650 for his effort.

Zenergetic, Tf Jess A Leader, Potus and Ardor completed the field. Strong Guns and Beaus Famous were early scratches.

Swift Stakes Division-2

The second division produced the fastest clocking of the afternoon with A Kool Secret ($9.40) moving swiftly over the center of the track to win by a neck in :17.397 seconds.

Jockey Alfonso Lujan guides A Kool Secret to victory in the $15,000 Swift Stakes Saturday at Louisiana Downs.
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Jockey Alfonso Lujan guided the 5-year-old son of No Secrets Here to victory for breeder/owners Norma L. Guerrero and Cynthia Cruz. The California homebred is out of A Kool Zoom by Shazoom.

The graded-stakes placed runner is trained by Josue Huitron, picking up his fourth win from 16 starts. The $9,000 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to more than $95,000.

Eye N Capo, the Oklahoma-bred son of Capo de Capi, ran second under Damian Martinez. Trainer Josue Ponce conditions the graded stakes winner for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor. Bred in Oklahoma by Dee and Betty Raper, the 4-year-old brought his bankroll to nearly $378,000 after pocketing $3,000 today. He is out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Satisfeyen.

The winning connections of A Kool Secret accept the Swift Stakes-Div. 2 stakes trophy Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Hodges Photography
Sizzlin Stewart was third for owner Gerardo Morales and trainer Juan Carrillo, Jr. David Alvarez had the riding call aboard the Sizzlin Cartel gelding out of Stone Ginger by Rare Form. Bred in Texas by Stewart Horses, Ltd., Sizzliln Stewart earned $1,650 for his effort.

Hr Chatterwagon ran fourth, followed by Heisasgoodasheis, Buds World, Spectre Rt and Desdemona Rambler.

Louisiana Downs Dates and Post Times

The 2018 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs got underway on Saturday, January 6. The 46-day meet includes 12 stakes highlighted by the first official championship for 2-year-olds, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity on March 17. Live racing will take place Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with a 1:00 p.m. (Central) post time and will continue through March 21.

To see a complete list of the stakes schedule, including trial dates, CLICK HERE.

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About Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December, 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000-square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.


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