News - Racing August  21, 2018

Da Pool Do Fastest Qualifier for the $41,649 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake


Da Pool Do (inside) defeats JlsTee Cos Jr as the pair sets the top two qualifying times for the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake Saturday afternoon.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 20, 2018—Da Pool Do won the second of four 350-yard trials run this afternoon for the $41,649 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type).

Owned and trained by Jose D. Barron, the 3-year-old was bred by Cleaton M. Leger and was making his fifth career start. Breaking from the rail under Jose Rodriguez, the son of Pool out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Winning Colors sprinted to the wire in :17.977 seconds. Sent off at odds of 16-1, Da Pool Do paid $35.60 for the maiden-breaking victory.

JlsTee Cos Jr finished a nose back to garner the second fastest time of :17.978 seconds.

Pina-Garcia Ranch and Gonzalez Racing own the 3-year-old son of Tee Cos from the Captain Courage mare Fastgirlshavemorefun. Juan Francisco Garcia, Jr. had the riding call for trainer Wendy Garcia. Jls -Speedhorse Ranch Inc. is the breeder.

CLICK HERE for complete list of the ten fastest qualifiers for the Saturday, February 10 final.

Louisiana Downs Dates and Post Times

The 2018 Quarter Horse racing season at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs got underway on Saturday, January 6. The 46-day meet includes 12 stakes highlighted by the first official championship for 2-year-olds, the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity on March 17. Live racing will take place Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with a 1:00 p.m. (Central) post time and will continue through March 21.

To see a complete list of the stakes schedule, including trial dates, CLICK HERE.

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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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