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Dashin Gage, Scooter Prize, Louisiana Jambalaya Take Louisiana Champions Day Stakes, JLS Mr Bigtime


Dashin Gage, under jockey Jose Vega, winning Saturday's $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Classic(RG2) at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA—DECEMBER 13, 2014—Dashin Gage, Scooter Prize, Louisiana Jambalaya walked away as winner's Saturday afternoon during the Louisiana Champions Day Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. AQHA Racing Champion JLS Mr Bigtime joined the millionaire earners club with his second place effort.

Dashin Gage Prevails In Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Classic

Under a hand ride by jockey Jose Vega, multiple graded stakes winner Dashin Gage held off AQHA Racing champion Jls Mr Bigtime by a head to win the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Classic(RG2). Blue Louisiana Jolla finished half-a-length off in the show position.

Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled Dashing Gage to this seventh career win in 21 starts and the $46,391 winner's purse boosted his earnings mark to $332,423. The gelded son of former world champion Oak Tree Special completed the 440 yards in :21.841 seconds, a 97 speed index.

Dashin Gaged defeats Jls Mr Bigtime in Saturday's $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Classic(RG2) at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans.
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"Today was his day. He left the gates real well and got the job done. I'm glad for the Soileaus, but happy I won the race," Roberts said.

Douglas Traylor owns the 3-year-old out of Dash Lady Love, by Dash Thru Traffic. Margie Loup is the breeder.

Roberts was referring to Jls Mr Bigtime's second place effort that garnered the former champion $17,525 and pushed his earnings total over the $1 million mark to $1,017,472.

Ridden by Patrick Watson for trainer Darrel Soileau, Jls Mr Bigtime is a homebred son of Bigtime Favorite owned and campaigned by JLS Speedhorse Ranch, Inc. He is out of the Osceola Warrior mare Psalmist.

"This is great. We are so proud of this hard-knocking horse. He only won two stakes and won a million dollars. He's got a great heart. Now he will get a break- he has been so much fun, " Soileau said following the race.

Jls Mr Bigtime won the LQHBA Breeders' Futurity and was second in the 2010 Grade 1 All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

Elroy Potts, Sr. saddled Blue Louisiana Jolla to his third place finish for owners Elroy Potts, Jr. and Watson Land and Cattle. Gilbert Ortiz was aboard the Jess Louisiana Blue 9-year-old out of Somekinda Rainey, by Somekindadash. The homebred for Potts, Jr. picked up $10,309 to move his lifetime earnings to $416,3659.

Bipty Dash, Ajs Fast Dash, Perrys Runaway, I Can Toast Fast and Big Timer completed the field.

Scooter Prize Wins Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Derby

Ana Alvidrez' Scooter Prize scored her second stakes win of the season Saturday afternoon with a strong finish under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., to catch Hesablackmagic and The Game Cartel at the wire in the $100,000 RG2 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Derby(RG2). She completed the 400 yard course in :19.925 seconds, a 94 speed index.

Scooter Prize (#9), under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., defeats Hesablackmagic (#6) in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course.
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Martin Trejo conditions the First Prize Perry filly out of Royal Baby Scooter, by A Royale High. Winner of the Grade 3 Vinton Stakes earlier this year, the sorrel filly has won seven of 22 career starts and used the $45,454 winner's purse on Saturday to boost her earnings total to nearly $220,000. John Leger is the breeder.

"She got a good break and 400 yards is her best distance. She'll get a rest and head to Louisiana Downs," Trejo said Saturday afternoon.

Bumped after the start, Hesablackmagic fought back under jockey Gilbert Ortiz. Randy Hebert conditions the Jet Black Patriot gelding for owner Joan Rood. Bred by Gerald Vidrine from the Toast To Dash mare Toast Of Magic, Hesablackmagic earned $17,171 for the effort.

Third place finisher The Game Cartel races for owner Robicheaux Ranch and Robert Touchet. Also trained by Touchet, the graded stakes winning daughter of Game Patriot is out of Angles Cartel, by Corona Cartel. David Alvarez had the riding assignment and picked up $10,101. Robicheaux, Touchet and Gutierrez are the breeder.

Heza Bell Perry, Ol Time Preacher Man, Jls Book Of Psalms, Heza Fast Rogue, Sandra Sue Blue and Kool Design completed the order of finish.

Louisiana Jambalaya Winner of Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Juvenile

Louisiana Jambalaya got his second career stakes win over the Fair Grounds Race Course Saturday afternoon when he denied multiple stakes winner Game by a head, under jockey Lucas Constantin, in the $100,000 RG2 Louisiana Champions Day Quarter Horse Juvenile. Zoomin For Bugs finished a neck back in the show position.

In a blanket finish Louisiana Jambalaya (#4) defeats Game (#5), Zooming For Bugs (#9) and Jumpn Jesse (#3) in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Juvenile at Fair Grounds Race Course. © Lou Hodges Photography
Trainer Justin Dehart saddled the Jet Black Patriot colt for owners Mykelia Carter and Roderick Carter. Louisiana Jambalaya covered the 350 yards in a quick :17.408 seconds to earn a 98 speed index and pocket the winner's purse of $45,000.

"He loves Fair Grounds: 3-for-3," trainer Dehart said following the race. "Lucas said he really kicked into gear in the final strides. What a great way to end the year," he added.

On September 5th Louisiana Jambalaya won the $257,905 LQHBA Breeders' Sale Futurity at the New Orleans racetrack.

Bred by Mars Racing and Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., from the Royal Quick Dash mare Iwanna Dash, Louisiana Jambalaya's record stands at (6) 4-2-0 with earnings of $191,175.

Also a multiple graded stakes winner, Game used his $17,000 second place check to roll his earnings mark to nearly $506,000 this season. The Kelli Smith trainee races for owner Joseph Landreneau.

Bred by Joe Gutierrez, Jr., the Game Patriot colt won the Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity(RG1) and the LQHBA Laddie Futurity(RG2) earlier this season. The winner of four of nine starts is out of Hot Charge, by Hot Doggin.

Zommin For Bugs, a gelded son of Zoomin For Bux, is owned by Joan Rood and trained by Randy Hebert. Bred by Dennis Miller, from the Toast To Dash mare Toast To Bugs, Zoomin For Bugs earned $10,000 for the effort. Gilbert Ortiz was up.

Competing the Juvenile field were Jumpn Jesse, Dashacrossyoumind, Sweet Okey Dokey, Fast Preacher Man, Tm Dees Prize, Hemps Jumpn Lajolla, Jeti Luke, Mayo T and Gotta Run Miss.


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