Today's Headlines October  20, 2017

Jet Black Presence Returns in Billy Montgomery Stakes

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OPELOUSAS, LA—OCTOBER 18, 2017—Jet Black Presence, a multiple stakes placed 5-year-old daughter of Jet Black Patriot, is one of seven Louisiana-bred distaffers entered in Saturday’s 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs.

Trained by Kenneth Roberts Sr. for owner Charles J. Boudreaux Jr., Jet Black Presence will be shortening in distance off of her third-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Shez The Bomb, in the 350-yard, $40,000 Audubon Stakes (R) at Fair Grounds Racecourse on August 19. The mare drew post 4 and will be ridden by Donald Watson.

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JOCKEY AGENTS: HARD WORKING UNSUNG HEROES


John Hamilton, Gilbert Ortiz, Alfonso Lujan, David Alvarez, Damian Martinez, Donald Watson, Roland Cabrera, Santiago Mendez and Everardo Rodriguez. They are talented jockeys on the Louisiana Quarter Horse circuit. But what do you know about Rhonda Cox, Freddie Carrier, Dedria Watson, Cynthia Menard, Manny Belville, Sandy Miller and Gerald Thomas? These women and men are the jockey agents for the aforementioned riders, and worthy of their own feature this month in the "Insider"!

In a nutshell, agents book mounts for their riders. They can handle the affairs of two riders each meet. T





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