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Grade 2 Winner Patriotic Games To Stand In Louisiana

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VILLE PLATTE, LA—DECEMBER 11, 2018—Grade 2 winner Patriotic Games SI 95 will stand his first season at stud in 2019 at Tate Farms near Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Owned and campaigned by Ramiro Jaime Flores, Sr. and conditioned by Eduard Morales, the Texas-bred son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash won the 2018 Firecracker Futurity(G2) and placed in two other graded stakes in his career, including a runner-up effort in the Sam Houston Futurity(G2) and third in the Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3).

Bred by Bob and Jerry Gaston, Patriotic

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It is not uncommon for a Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse jockey to shift his tack to a new circuit in an effort to build business. With some, the move does not pan out and they return to their previous beat. For others, it's a more positive outcome with slow, but steady growth.

Few riders have had the remarkable success of Luis Vivanco, who made the move to Louisiana earlier this year. Not only has he done well at each of the state's four racetracks, he is currently the leading Quarter Horse jockey in the country in wins!

Excellent First Year in Louisiana

Vivanco, 36, was

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