Jet Black Rogue Flies in Louisiana QHBA Derby

The Jet Black Patriot filly wins at Evangeline Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Fourth-fastest qualifier Jet Black Rogue scored a half-length win in Saturday's LQHBA Derby. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Fourth-fastest qualifier Jet Black Rogue, a brown daughter of Jet Black Patriot owned and trained by Mike Taylor, parlayed a sharp break from post 9 into a half-length win in the $257,788 Louisiana QHBA Derby (R) at Evangeline Downs on Saturday.

Under jockey Joe Badilla Jr., Jet Black Rogue went 400 yards in :19.509 while posting a 103 speed index. The filly was winning for the fifth time in 12 outs, and the $117,657 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes victory pushed her earnings to $417,101.

Jet Black Rogue's resume includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Jess A Saint, in the 400-yard, $1-million Louisiana QHBA Futurity (RG1), the state's richest horse race for any breed.

"She is a tremendously professional racehorse," said Taylor of Jet Black Rogue. "We knew she had the talent; she showed it last year when she ran second in the million-dollar futurity. We liked her outside draw, and we had all the confidence in Joe Badilla."

Jet Black Rogue was bred by Triple M Farms LLC. Her dam, the winning Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Jet Rogue, finished second in the 2007 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park.

In addition to running second in last year's LQHBA Futurity, Jet Black Rogue was a finalist in the 330-yard LQHBA Lassie Futurity (RG2) at Delta Downs.

Cute Mic Jagger, 2-1 favorite Jessa Louisiana Zoom, Telarosa, Perrys Jumpn Beduino, First Corona Down, Jess Blue Intriguing, Jess Blueby Lena, and fastest qualifier Gone Cartel completed the order of finish.

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