News - Racing December  17, 2017

Grade 3 Winner First Prize Shaunda Kicks Off 2015 With Harrah's Dash Victory


Fast Prize Shaunda, under jockey John Hamilton, defeats Rosouti in Saturday's Harrah's Dash at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 10, 2015—Multiple stakes winner First Prize Shaunda kicked off her 5-year-old racing campaign Saturday with a half-length victory over Rosouti in the $15,000 Harrah's Dash Stakes at Louisiana Downs. Tf Eyes R Struttin finished three-quarters back in the show position.

Jockey John Hamilton hustled the daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon to a quick :13.215 clocking over the 250 yards to earn a 97 speed index. The $9,000 winner's purse boosted the brown miss' earnings mark to $144,982.

Michael Taylor conditions the Oklahoma homebred for owner Weetona Stanley. Out of the grade 1 winning Mr Jess Perry mare First Prize Leesa, First Prize Shaunda was co-bred by W.E. Smith. Her record stands at (13) 7-0-2.

Trainer Martin Trejo saddled Rosouti, a 5-year-old Agouti mare from the Heza Fast Dash mare Rose For Windy, for owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr. Ridden by David Alvarez the sorrel pushed her career earnings mark past $80,000 after picking up $3,000 for today's effort. Jo Baya Foreman is the breeder.

Tf Eyes R Struttin earned $1,650 for owner Louis Johnson, Jr. Lanny Keith conditions the Struttin To Beduino 4-year-old out of Eyes R Special, by Mr Eye Opener. Patrick Watson had the riding assignment aboard the Steve Tate Louisiana-bred. She has earned $62,775.

Completing the field were Laynes Corona On Ice, Imkeepingscore, Hesablackmagic and Braggin N Dashin.


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