News - Headlines October  27, 2021

Sheza Freighttrain T Scores Third Consecutive Stakes Win This Season In EVD Dash


Sheza Freighttrain T (#8), under jockey Everardo, defeating Love The Way You (#4) in the $20,000 EVD Dash Stakes on opening night of the 2021 Evangeline Downs Quarter Horse meet.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 6, 2021—Sheza Freighttrain T raced to her third consecutive stakes win, fourth this season, when she defeated Love The Way You Fly by half-a-length in the $20,000 EVD Dash Stakes on opening night of the 2021 Quarter Horse meet at Evangeline Downs.

Under jockey Everardo Rodriguez the red-hot 3-year-old daughter of world champion sire Freighttrain B made a steady run midtrack to complete the 220 yards in :11.603 seconds, equaling a 105 speed index.

Trainer Eric Long saddled the brown filly to her ninth career win in 14 starts and the $12,000 EVD Dash winner's purse pushes her earnings mark to $425,259. Racing for Patrick Richardson, Sheza Freighttrain T has also won the Delta Dash Stakes, Selma Stakes, Flashy Hemp Stakes and was second in the Mothers Day Stakes this year.

The winning connections of Sheza Freighttrain B accept the EVD Dash Stakes trophy on Wednesday night at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Bred by Rusty Trahan, from the Carters Cartel mare Cloning Around, Sheza Freighttrain T won the Lassie Futurity(RG2) and was second in the LQHBA Sale Futurity(RG1) and Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) at 2.

Coming off a win in the Flying Breed Stakes in her last start July 31st, runner-up Love The Way You Fly earned $4,000 for second. Trey Ellis trains the Furyofthewind colt for owner Todd Matte. Copper Spring Ranch LLC bred the 4-year-old from the Tempting Dash mare Lovethewayyoulie. Juan Garcia, Jr. had the riding call aboard the stakes winner of $181,761.

RC Stables LLC's Brileys Prize finished three-quarters back to earn $2,200 for third. Gilberto Rosales trains the graded-placed son of multiple stakes sire Ajs Fast Dash from the Mr Jess Perry mare Ms Wandas Prize. Angel Flores-Garcia had the riding call aboard the Arnold Trahan bred earner of $153,288.

Packin A Punch, He B Swift, Out N Gone, Steam Rollyr, Apollitical Bye and Blondies Leaving Your completed the field. Bye Agouti was scratched.

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Live racing resumes on Thursday with a 5:35pm (CDT)first post. The Evangeline Downs Quarter Horse season runs through December 30.

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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 and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Evangeline Downs is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, off I-49 on Cresswell Lane at Exit 18.


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