Amending The Bar Scores Wire-to-Wire Win in LQHBA Sale Futurity

The chestnut filly wins by three-quarters at Fair Grounds.

Q-Racing Journal

A $6,500 yearling purchase, Amending The Bar splashed to victory in Saturday's $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity. PHOTO: Hodges Photography

Julio Cesar Ramirez's Amending The Bar, the 7-2 second choice and second-fastest qualifier, sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $434,538 LQHBA Sale Futurity (RG1) at Fair Grounds Racecourse.

One of four finalists from the barn of trainer Jose Sanchez III and racing on a sloppy and sealed track, Amending The Bar went 350 yards in :17.387, and her margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from Guidry Pride II. Jorge Linares rode the chestnut daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Five Bar Cartel.

Amending The Bar was bred by Ray and Brenda Trahan, and the filly was a $6,500 purchase by Ramirez at last year's LQHBA Yearling Sale. Amending The Bar is out of Making Amends, a winning California-bred daughter of Raise A Secret. She traces back to her third dam, Making Ways, a winning daughter of the Ettabo stallion Sir Rambler who ran third in the 1987 Vandy's Flash Handicap (G3) at Hollywood Park.

"We went to the sale, and we were looking for a Five Bar Cartel," Ramirez said. "Jose has done a great job with the filly."

Raced exclusively in Louisiana, Amending The Bar has won three of four starts, and the $195,542 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes victory increased her earnings to $215,616.

"She been fast from the beginning," said Sanchez of Amending The Bar. "We saw how competitive she was; she pins her ears back and never gives up. I'm so happy that she won the final."

Logans Fast Dasher crossed the wire third but was disqualified and placed 10th following a stewards' inquiry. Mr Cohauila was placed third and was followed officially by Tetris B, TDZ Slinkys Fire, RF Fast Dash N Blue, Zoom By Me, Tan Jet, and fastest qualifier RL First Dash completed the official order of finish.

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