News - Racing December  18, 2017

Scoopies Leaving You Scoops Survives Objections In Evangeline Downs Dash


Jockey Donald Watson pilots Scoopies Leaving You to victory over Zoomin For Bugs in the Evangeline Downs Dash on Friday night.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 2, 2015—Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You prevailed to win the $20,000 Evangeline Downs Dash on Friday night under jockey Donald Watson.

There were two objections called against the winner, one by the rider of runner-up Zoomin For Bugs and one by the trainer of 7th place finisher, Rbd Jessaswingin, but both were disallowed by the stewards.

Scoopies Leaving You covered the 220 yards of the Evangeline Downs Dash over a fast track in 11.798 seconds for a 96 speed index. His winning margin was a neck over Zoomin For Bugs, while Jess A Rogue was a further neck behind in third.

The win was the tenth in 20 lifetime starts for Scoopies Leaving You. He earned $12,000 for the victory, boosting his lifetime earnings to $177,780.

Scoopies Leaving You was sent off as the 8-5 favorite by the betting public and returned $5.40 to win, $3.20 to place, and $2.60 to show. Zoomin For Bugs paid $4.00 to place and $3.60 to show. Jess A Rogue paid $4.20 to show.

The winning connections of Scoopies Leaving You accept the EVD Dash stakes trophy Friday evening at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Scoopies Leaving You is trained by Kevin Broussard. He is a 4-year-old horse by Coronas Leaving You out of the Toast To Dash mare, Ms Scoopies Toast. He was bred in Louisiana by Gerald D. Libersat.

Graded stakes-placed Zoomin For Bugs races for trainer Randy Hebert and owner Joan Rood. Bred by Denis Miller, the Zoomin For Bux 3-year-old was ridden by Armando Ramirez. Dennis Miller bred the gelding from the Toast To Dash mare Toast To Bugs. He earned $4,000 to push his bankroll past $135,400.

Trey Ellis conditions multiple stakes winner Jess A Rogue for owner/breeder Triple M Farms, LLC. Alfonso Lujan rode the Heza Fast Dash filly out of Miss Jess Rogue, by Mr Jess Perry. The bay miss earned $2,200 to bring her earnings mark to $93,673.

Hezadashinbye, Rosouti, Pm Runaway Dash, Rbd Jessaswingin, I Love This Dash, Bye Bye Lulu and Embrujo Star completed the field.

Evangeline Downs will wrap up the opening week of the American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night with a 9-race program. The featured event will be the $35,000 Amelia Belle Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at a distance of 350 yards. Post time for the Saturday card will be 5:35 pm Central Time.


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