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Jet Black Rogue Gets First Stakes Win LQHBA Breeders' Derby


Jet Black Rogue, under jockey Joe Badilla, Jr., drives to her first career stakes win in the $264,398 LQHBA Breeders' Derby Saturday night at Evangeline Downs.

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OPELOUSAS, LA—NOVEMBER 19, 2016—Runner-up in last year's million-dollar LQHBA Breeders' Futurity, Jet Black Rogue drove to a half-length win over Cut Mic Jagger in the $264,398 LQHBA Breeders' Derby Saturday night at Evangeline Downs. Multiple graded winner Jessa Louisiana Zoom finished a head back in third.

Ridden by jockey Joe Badilla, Jr., Jet Black Rogue completed the 400 yards in :19.509 seconds, a 103-speed index with a 4 mph tailwind. Owned-and-trained by Michael Taylor, the daughter of leading Louisiana sire Jet Black Patriot earned $117,657 to boost her bankroll more than $417,000.

''She is a tremendously professional racehorse,'' Taylor said following the win. ''We knew she had the talent- she showed it last year when she ran second in the million-dollar futurity. We liked her outside draw and had all the confidence in Joe Badilla.''

Jet Black Rogue winning the $264,398 LQHBA Breeders' Derby Saturday night at Evangeline Downs.
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After the win Taylor also thanked his son, Heath Taylor, for picking the filly out in the 2014 LQHBA Yearling Sale. They paid $30,000 for the brown filly out of Miss Jess Rogue, by Mr Jet Perry. Triple M Farms, LLC is the breeder.

Ridden by jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., Cute Mic Jagger put in a good try between foes to get second for owner Jagger Horse Racing and trainer Miguel Rodriguez. Janelle Simon bred the Oak Tree Special gelding from the Dash Ta Fame mare Shannons Fame. He earned $58,168 to nearly double his earnings total to $108,728.

Three-time stakes winner Jessa Louisiana Blue earned $29084 for owner Bobby D. Cox. Kenneth Roberts, Sr. trains the Jess Louisiana Blue filly out of Zoomin For Cash, by Azoom. Donald Watson was aboard the earner of $635,591. Lyle Guillory is the breeder.

Telarosa, Perrys Jumpn Beudino, First Corona Down, Jess Blue Intriguing, Jess Blueby Lena and Gone Cartel completed the field.

Additional reporting from Martha Claussen.

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