News - Racing May  22, 2018

Scoopies Leaving You Captures His Second Edition Of The $15,000 Harrah’s Dash At Louisiana Downs


Louisiana Downs hosted the Harrah's Dash Stakes on Saturday's opening-day Quarter Horse card.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 6, 2017—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs kicked off its 2018 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday afternoon. The seven-race program included the first stakes of the meet, the $15,000 Harrah’s Dash.

Joel Galindo’s Scoopies Leaving You, who won the 2016 edition of this feature and holds the track record at 250 yards, topped his nine rivals. Breaking from the rail under regular rider Donald Watson, Scoopies Leaving You broke well and held off a solid charge by Fast N Famous Eagle to win by a neck.

He covered 250 yards at :13.579 seconds into a 10-mph head wind over a fast track, earning an 85-speed index.

Bred in Louisiana by Gerald D. Libersat, Scoopies Leaving You is by Coronas Leaving You, out of the Toast to Dash mare Ms Scoopies Toast. Today’s win marked his 17th victory from 43 starts.

The winning connections of Scoopies Leaving Your pick up their second consecutive Harrah's Dash stakes trophy.
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He has bankrolled $318,433 since making his debut at Louisiana Downs in trials for the 2013 Mardi Gras Futurity. Kevin Broussard trains the multiple graded stakes winner and continues to marvel at his longevity and competitive spirit.

"He’s 7-years-old, has run 43 races and is as sound as a dollar," said Broussard. "He’s still a stallion, but you would never know it."

The far inside post was no problem for Scoopies Leaving You, according to his conditioner.

"He likes the rail," added Broussard. "He’ll lug in sometimes, so that’s the gate we really like."

Sent to the gate as the 5-2 favorite. Scoopies Leaving You paid $7.60 for the win. to show. Fast N Famous Eagle, ran second at odds of 20-1 under Rolando Pina, followed by Barefoot Beach.

Runner-up Fast N Famous Eagle races for owner/trainer Joe. M Davis. Rolando Del Rio Pina rode the 5-year-old son of leading sire One Famous Eagle from the Heza Fast Man One Fast Kisser. The $3,000 second-place check boosted Fast N Famous Eagle's earnings to $86,397. Oscar Lozano is the breeder.

Bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox, Barefoot Beach earned $1,650 for her third-place effort. Jesus Garrido saddled the daughter of Ivory James for owner Samuel Martinez. Randy Edison rode the multiple stakes winner from the Invisible Injun mare Babe On The Beach.

The remainder of the field included Msm Runaway Dash, Tf Jess A Leader, Fancy Mamacita, Vicious Woman, Rbd Jessaswingin. Kut The Rope and Di Maria, who stumbled out of the gate and finished last.

Live racing continues Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 1:00 pm. The 2018 Quarter Horse meet runs through March 21.

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About Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December, 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000-square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.


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