Bubba Mallard Tops LQHBA Breeders' Derby Qualifiers

The Sir Runaway Dash gelding wins on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Bubba Mallard (yellow cap) on Saturday won the last of three LQHBA Breeders' Derby trials, and the gelded son of Sir Runaway Dash recorded the fastest qualifying time to the December 16 final. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Bubba Mallard, a gelded son of Sir Runaway Dash owned by Salvador Marquez, is the fastest qualifier to the December 16, $316,991 Louisiana QHBA Breeders' Derby (R) at Evangline Downs.

Ridden by Everardo Rodriguez in the last of three trials on Saturday, Bubba Mallard defeated second-fastest qualifier Shez The Bomb by a head in :19.522 for 400 yards. Bruce B. Bell prepped Bubba Mallard, who was posting his third win in 11 starts, all in Louisiana.

Bubba Mallard was bred Gerald Patin and sold for $25,000 at the 2015 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The gelding has banked $36,301, of which $34,651 has been earned from six outs this season.

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