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Toastintrescoronas Wins The $25,000 De Saix Stakes On Friday Night At Evangeline Downs


Toastintrescoronas, under jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., romps in the $25,000 De Saix Stakes trophy Friday night at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 2, 2020— The featured event on the Friday program at Evangeline Downs was the $25,000 De Saix Stakes. The race took an unexpected turn when the 8-5 post time favorite, D Cosmic Cartel, got off to a poor start.

This opened things up for a longshot and a 12-1 shot, Toastintrescoronas, coasted to a one-length victory in a final time of 16.726 seconds for the 330 yards over the fast track, equaling a speed index of 93.

The win on Friday night is the third straight victory for Toastintrescoronas since jockey Juan Garcia, Jr. has taken over in the saddle. Previously, they had paired up for a maiden-breaking win in June at Delta Downs and followed that up with an allowance score in August, also at Delta Downs.

The winning connections of Toastintrescoronas accept the at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
The 2-year-old son of champion sire Tres Seis was bred in Oklahoma by the owner, Gene Cox. Trey Ellis trains the gelding out of Toastin With Courage by Coronas Leaving You. He has now won three of six career starts and the $15,000 first-place purse increases his lifetime earnings to $35,911.

Coming off a fourth-place effort in the $1-million Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) in August, second-place finisher Runaway Fast Dash races for owner Down South Racing LLC and is conditioned by Ned E. Goutierrez III.

Antonio Alberto had the riding call aboard the son of multiple stakes sire Sir Runaway Dash from the Heza Fast Dash mare Fast Girl Friend. DGC LLC and Damian Trahan bred the $87,104 earner.

Ellis also saddled third-place finisher Lrh La Woman, a daughter of leadings second-crop sire Apollitical Blood, for owner Jetty and Donald Lemaire. The Louisiana homebred is out of Cr Tamarisk by Valiant Hero. Bobby Ransom had the riding call and picked up $3,850 for the effort. Already a two-time winner in four starts, Lrh La Woman has earned $28,110.

Toastintrescoronas returned $27.40 to win, $11.60 to place and $6.60 to show. Runaway Fast Dash won a photo for second and paid $6.20 to place and $5.40 to show, while Lrh La Woman had to settle for third and paid $10.60 to show.

Completing the field was He B Swift, D Cosmic Cartel, Boxcar, Carbonero Train and Jettin Cartel. Five Crazy Bars and Hes Innocent were scratched.

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Racing at Evangeline Downs will resume on Saturday night with a 10-race program. The featured event will be the $25,000 Gentilly Dash for 3-year-olds and up going 300 yards. The 5-2 morning-line favorite is the Michael Zingelmann trainee, The Cazador, who has already won three of six starts in 2020. Post time on Saturday will be 5:35pm Central Time.

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For more information on the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track's website at evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs' Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

About Evangeline Downs
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com. Additional news and information can be found at www.boydgaming.com, or evangelinedowns.com.


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