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Lifeinthefastlanes Gets Fifth Straight Win, Fastest Qualifier For LQHBA Breeders' Derby


Lifeinthefastlanes, under jockey David Alvarez, setting the fastest time for the $276,825 LQHBA Breeders'Derby Saturday at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 21, 2020—Lifeinthefastlanes cruised to her fifth consecutive win Saturday night while posting the top qualifying time for the LQHBA Breeders' Derby.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Evangeline Downs on Saturday, December 19th to vie for the winner's share of a $276,825 purse going 400 yards.

Under jockey David Alvarez, Lifeinthefastlanes broke out at the start but recovered quickly to stop the clock in :19.586 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index. It was the seventh win in nine starts for the graded stakes winning daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue.

Champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. conditions the brown filly for owners Michael Leblanc and Jason Richards. Lifeinthefastlanes was making her first start since winning the Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby(RG3) at Delta Downs on August 22nd. Undefeated in five starts this season, she also won the Vinton Stakes this year.

Wade and Kay Loup, Jr. bred Lifeinthefastlanes form the Panther Mountain mare Pantherinthefastlane. She earned $268,206. Love The Way You Fly kicked clear in the closing trial to post a one-length win and the second fastest time of :19.650 seconds, a 95 speed index. Trainer Trey Ellis named Juan Garcia, Jr. to ride the stakes winning son of multiple stakes sire Furyofthewind.

Todd Matte owns the earner of nearly $80,000. Copper Springs Ranch LLC bred Love The Way You Fly form the Tempting Dash mare Lovethewayyoulie. He won the LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational at Evangeline Downs last year.

Swamp Eagle, a son of leading sire Heza Fast Dash, got his head in front in the second trial to get the fourth fastest time of :19.764 seconds, a 92 speed index. Ubaldo Luna had the riding call for owner Fausto G. Mendoza and trainer Joel Huitron.

David O. Dunn bred the sorrel gelding from the One Famous Eagle mare Gee Whit. The $54,442 earner was third in the LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitational a year ago.

For a complete list of LQHBA Breeders' Derby qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, dam sires, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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There will be no live racing conducted at Evangeline Downs during the week of Thanksgiving. Live racing will return to Evangeline Downs on Wednesday, December 2. Post time will be 5:35 pm 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.

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