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March 22, 2014
Fastest qualifier and 3-5 betting favorite Gotta Run Miss scored her second win in as many starts as she captured Saturday’s $194,380 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3) at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The Agouti filly, who won her trial by 3 ¾ lengths, got up to win the final by a neck in a time of :15.459. She clocked the distance in :15.537 in her trial.
Ridden by Eddi Martinez for trainer Robert Meche and owner Hector Lopez, the sorrel earned $87,472 for the win after picking up $3,900 for her trial victory. She was bred in Louisiana by Chad and Tammy Hassenpflug out of the Yes It’s True (TB) mare Miss True (TB). She became the ninth stakes winner sired by Agouti and helped push his progeny earnings over the $4 million mark.
Jorge Haddad’s homebred Meduzza, a Ragazzo filly who finished second in her trial and was declared the winner after a disqualification, finished second to earn $33,045. JMF Shazoomer, a Shazoom gelding running for owner Luis Miguel Albores-Gleason, took third.
Also on the card, Jose Garza’s Dash For Cache rolled to a 1 ½-length victory in the $20,000 Streakin La Jolla Stakes for 3-year-olds and up. The Hiclass La Jolla stallion dashed 400 yards in :19.591 with Eddi Martinez up for trainer Martin Gallegos. The 5-year-old, who was bred in Texas by Kay Fleetwood, now has a record of 17-5-5-1 with earnings of $48,980 after his first stakes victory.
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