Louisiana Senator Gets First Stakes Winner

Jess Louisiana Blue stallion hits early milestone.

Q-Racing Journal

Louisiana Senator. PHOTO: Courtesy Lazy E Ranch

Louisiana Senator on March 26 got his first stakes winner when Senator Teller won the $50,000 Oklahoma Futurity Juvenile.

The win was the first in two starts for Senator Teller, who finished second by a head in the March 12 trials. The first winner from two starters out of the maiden Teller Cartel mare Special Teller, Senator Teller was bred by Terry Wootan’s Wootan Racing of Llano, Texas, and races for Alvaro Ibarra Jr. of Dallas, Texas.

Louisiana Senator is owned by the partnership of Terry Wootan and Joe David Yates. Bred by George Lucas Jr.’s Vinewood Farms at Visalia, California, the 10-year-old stallion is one of eight winners from nine starters out of the stakes-placed Corona Cartel mare Corona Perfection ($20,776).

An earner of $499,408, Louisiana Senator in March 2011 set a track record in the Leo Stakes (G1) at Remington Park, when he scorched 400 yards in :19.101 for a 111 speed index. That was the same month that the stallion also won the Eastex Stakes (G2) at Remington and six months before he scored in the Refrigerator Handicap (G1) at Lone Star Park. Compiling a career record of 20-7 (4)-3 (2)-2 in four seasons at the track, Louisiana Senator also won the 2008 Golden State Juvenile (R).

Standing at Lazy E Ranch in Oklahoma, Louisiana Senator has sired eight winners and the earners of more than $190,000 from 30 starters in two crops raced. Those include the stakes-placed runners I No Shes A Hot Mess ($61,828), Time For The Senator ($26,492) and Senator Tamale ($33,696).

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