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Jet Black Patriot Sires Trifecta in Richest Mardi Gras Futurity Ever


Magic Black Jack with David Alvarez aboard holds off Vfgo Max Go with Eddi Martinez up to win the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Saturday.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—MARCH 14, 2015—Leading Louisiana stallion Jet Black Patriot sired a trifecta Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs when his offspring finished 1-2-3 in the $300,502 Mardi Gras Futurity, the richest purse in the 27-year history of the restricted Grade 2 event for Louisiana-Bred 2-Year-Olds.

Ridden by jockey David Alvarez, Magic Black Jack brushed and bumped early before moving clear late to win by three-quarters over Vfgo Max Go. Jetblackdash finished a neck back in the show position. The 6-5-7 Trifecta paid $170.95.

Saddled by Martin Trejo, the Ana Alvidrez owned Jet Black Patriot gelding completed the 300 yards over a muddy sealed surface in :15.316 seconds to earn a 102 speed index. The $135,226 winner's purse made him the richest two-year-old of 2015 and pushed his earnings mark to $136,826.

Trainer Martin Trejo is thankful for the win with Magic Black Jack in the Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs.
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Magic Black Jack was let go at 9-to-1 odds and rewarded backers with an $18.60 win ticket, after entering the race as the seventh fastest qualifier when he finished second in his trial race February 21. Alvidrez purchased the gelding, out of Stoli Alikat by Stoli, in the LQHBA Yearling Sale last August for $18,000. Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. Agent consigned the colt for breeder Willie Salard.

Magic Black Jack's dam is a half-sister to six stakes horses including Grade 3 winner First Place Win SI 111 ($133,149). This is the family of Grade 1 winner Vital Time SI 112 ($259,300), etc.

Vfgo Max Go lugged in late under jockey Eddi Martinez to finish second for owner Horses of Fire, Inc. Jose Garcia conditions the Jet Black Patriot filly out of the First To Shine mare Ought To Go Shine.

A $20,000 LQHBA Yearling graduate, Vfgo Max Go was sold in the J & B Racing Consignment. He entered the race off the third fastest qualifying time when he broke his maiden in a convincing 2¼-length effort. Bred by James Vining, Vfgo Max Go earned $51,226.

Juan Saucedo saddled Jetblackdash to his third place finish for owner Eva Ugarte. Robicheaux Ranch Inc. bred the Jet Black Patriot gelding out of Angels Quick Dash, by Royal Quick Dash. He sold for $8,500 at the 2014 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale. Ridden by Eleazar Hernandez, Jetblackdash picked up $30,050 for his effort.

Fastest qualifier Toast To Catch broke awkwardly and finished fourth after being fractions in the gate. Completing the field were One Tough Fox, Streakin Bye U, Brays American Honey, Jb Red Scorpion and One Fast Jet.


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