Second Down Leaving Tops LQHBA Sale Futurity Trials
The Coronas Leaving You colt is the fastest qualifier to the September 9, $297,220 final.
August 17, 2017
Second Down Leaving, a Coronas Leaving You colt owned by Eulalio Argote and Victor Alvarado, is the fastest qualifier to the September 9, $297,220 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) at Fair Grounds Racecourse.
Racing in the third of 10 350-yard trials on Friday, opening day of Fair Grounds' summer Quarter Horse meet, Coronas Leaving You defeated eighth-fastest qualifier Jrs Natural Runaway by a neck in :17.393. Manuel Gutierrez rode the colt for trainer Javier N. Contreras.
Second Down Leaving was bred in Louisiana by Grant Farm LLC. A $26,000 purchase at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale, he has won all three of his outs, including the July 8 Louisiana Juvenile Stakes (R) at Delta Downs, and he has earned $44,400.
Ten To Win LLC's Yumyumcomegetyousome, the second-fastest qualifier, won the fourth heat by a neck in :17.430. John Hamilton rode the sorrel daughter of Fast Prize Dash for trainer Bruce B. Bell.
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