News - Racing September  24, 2018

Jw Who Dat Victorious In The $25,000 Magnolia Stakes At Harrah's Louisiana Downs


Jw Who Dat, under jockey Antonio Alberto, drives to a one-length win in the $25,000 Magnolia Stakes Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs.

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BOSSIER CITY, LA--FEBRUARY 3--The celebration continues for Jw Who Dat, who added his second stakes victory of the Harrah's Louisiana Downs Quarter Meet today, capturing the $25,000 Magnolia Stakes.

Owned by Renato Contreras and trained by his son, Javier, the 6-year-old son of Agouti out of the Heza Fast Man mare Ew Comment made his 870-yard debut in the $15,000 Marathon Stakes on January 13, winning it from the far outside post under jockey Antonio Alberto. Today, he drew inside, broke extremely well and never relinquished his lead, holding off a fast-closing effort from Im Mighty Fast. Jw Who Dat covered 870 yards into a 10-mph head wind in :46.514.

"He looked really good today and we felt our horse was going to run another big race," said Contreras. "As we saw from his last race, he loves to get out and take the lead, and today, he handled the turn really well."

The winning connections of Jw Who Dat accept the Magnolia Stakes trophy Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Hodges Photography
Triple M Racing Stables, LLC had a solid showing, running second with Im Mighty Fast, ridden by Randy Edison and completing the trifecta with Struttinmyjewelsoff, with Juan Marquez in the irons.

Sent off as the second choice in the wagering, Jw Who Dat paid $7.60. This was the 24rd start and first stakes appearance for the bay gelding, who was claimed for $3,500 and has now won six races and purses of $62,192.

"There are no more 870 stakes at Louisiana Downs," said Contreras. "We'll give him a break and bring him back at Delta."

Trainer Jesus Garrido saddled runner-up Im Mighty Fast, a 5-year-old Mighty Corona gelding from the Beat The Feet (TB) mare Sheza Fast Doll. Bred by Brent Cody Leblanc, Im Might Fast earned $5,000 to boost his bankroll to $156,220.

Third-place finisher Struttinmyjewelsoff, is a stablemate of Im Mighty Fast. Also owned by Triple C Racing and bred by Brent Cody Leblanc, the 4-year-old Struttin To Beduino gelding earned $2,750 for the effort. Out of the First Down Jewel mare Jewel Don't Back Down, the sorrel gelding has earned $54,455.

2017 AQHA Champion Distance Horse B and G Fast Dash owned by Mo Racing, finished fourth under regular rider Donald Watson. Streakin Holland ran fifth and Streak of Music was an early scratch.

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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