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Opelousas Stakes

Fast Talkin Henry's winning connections © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry (Heza Fast Dash - Streakin Cindy, Streakin La Jolla)

Evangeline Downs – November 15, 2014 – by Danny Camp

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Coady Photography

With $50,000 on the line, the field for the Nov. 15 Opelousas Stakes at Evangeline Downs was full of big names and big bank accounts. The star-studded line up was bested by Fast Talkin Henry, who made it 5 wins in a row with his victory.

Fast Talkin Henry left the 1-post well and was tending to business. Half-way down the 400-yard track, rider John Hamilton twirled his stick and asked for another gear. The 4-year-old gelding responded and the pair took control of the race. They stopped the clock at :19.892 for a speed index of 92. That meant a picture in the winner’s circle and a check for $30,000, which upped Fast Talkin Henry’s lifetime earnings to $400,824. The win was the gelding’s 5th in stakes company. His other stakes wins include this year’s Louisiana Classic-RG2, Mid-City Stakes & Amelia Belle Stakes, and the 2013 Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby-RG2. Fast Talkin Henry also set a New Track Record this year at the Fair Grounds for 400-yards.

The gelding is owned by Eric P. Johnson, trained by Heath Taylor, and was bred by Russell P. Mowad in Louisiana, out winner Streakin Cindy, who has produced 3 winners/ROM from 3 starters. Fast Talkin Henry is her 1st stakes winner and top earner.

Jethro Almitey (Heza Fast Dash-Dash In The Wind) was 2nd under Gilbert Ortiz for Christine Taveres & trainer Justin Haug. Dashin Gage (Oak Tree Special-Dash Lady Love) has come up short against Fast Talkin Henry his last 4 outs & today was no exception, as he was 3rd under Jose Vega for Douglas O Traylor & trainer Kenneth Roberts. Bipty Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Bipity Jazz) was 4th. JLS Mr Bigtime (Bigtime Favorite-Psalmist) was poised to go over the million dollar mark if he could finish as good as 4th, but he’ll have to bear down 1 more time to reach that milestone as he was 5th. Followed by Big Timer (Bigtime Favorite-Our Fancy Native) & Blue Louisiana Jolla (Jess Louisiana Blue-Somekinda Rainey).

Fast Talkin Henry's winning connections © Coady Photography

LQHBA Fall Mixed Sale

November 8, 2014 • Preliminary Results

1 BLJ Copy Road s. c. 3/5/2012 (B L J Gambrell TB – Copy Locket, by Alydars Gold Bar). Burnice L. Jones, Jr. – Repurchase. $400

2 Ima Glass Doll s. m.2006 (Mr Eye Opener – Sixth Glass, by Streakin Six) bred to  IGOTYOURTAC. Zach Stevenson – Jamie ernandez. $2,300

3 OUT

4 Hollywood Road TB gr/ro. m.2003 (Road To Seattle TB – Yahottie Judy, by Runaway Groom) bred to  SIR RUNAWAY DASH. Ron L. Habetz, Habetz Quarter Horses, LLC, Agent – Renee E Spiller. $1,000

5 Heza Classy Dasher blk. c. 1/28/2013 (Heza Fast Dash – Miss Classy Perry, by Rakin In The Cash). Whispering Oaks Farm – Mary Thompson. $30,000

6 Strawflyin Lajolla b. c. 3/17/2013 (TF Strawflyin Lajola – Shez Not Shabby, by Gros Oreille). Howard B. Fontenot, Jr. – Barbara Kelley. $2,000

7 OUT

8 Dat Lil Dancer b. m.2001 (Lil Easy Cash – My Tru Dancer, by Dickens TB) bred to REBA REBA CORONA. Riley Blanchet, Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Joe Rios. $1,000

9 Johnny B Kool s. c. 5/10/2013 (First N Kool – Rarin To Roll, by Mr Eye Opener). John W. Kahla, DVM – Juan Perez. $1,100

10 Trucks Shinin s. c. 4/3/2013 (Ill Shine Too – Miss Trucks, by Bad Roman Candle). John Fox, Sr. – Repurchase. $950

11 OUT

12 Rockets Patriot br. m.2003 (Game Patriot – Rockets Glo Bar, by Rockets Spot). Shawn LeBlanc – Dusty C Willis. $450

13 Visions N Traditions s. m.2010 (Visionarian – Effortless Dream, by Special Effort) bred to TEE COS. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Repurchase. $2,000

14 Stolis Cajun Winner s. f. 2/23/2013 (Stoli – Windy La Jolla, by Streakin La Jolla). R.L. Redding – Repurchase. $3,700

15 BLJ Bridle Veil gr. f. 3/10/2012 (Bridle Creek – Lady Blonde, by Image Of Greatness). Burnice L. Jones, Jr. – Dusty C Willis. $600

16 Dancers Toast gr. f. 5/15/2013 (Toast To Dash – Jadalyns Dancer, by Easy First Down). Chloe Chanel Davis – Repurchase. $3,000

17 RC Trick Or Tres b. m.2008 (Tres Seis – Venetian Velvet, by Chicks Beduino) bred to  IGOTYOURTAC. Zach Stevenson – Barbara Kelley. $3,000

18 Miss Classy Perry s. m.2005 (Rakin In The Cash – Sinus Pressure, by Mr Jess Perry) bred to  HEZA FAST DASH. Whispering Oaks Farm – Ryan Phillips. $20,000

19 Lightnin Fast br. f. 3/19/2013 (Fast Prize Dash – Bridled Lightnin, by Phone Prince TB). Warner Croft – Repurchase. $3,000

20 Lynn Stoli Dash s. f. 2/28/2013 (Stoli – Haileighs Reeds Dash, by Reeds Dash). Triple Lynn Farms, LLC – Repurchase. $10,500

21 Ill Run For Her gr. m.2009 (Ocean Runaway – Eyes Hungry, by Mr Eye Opener) bred to FAST PRIZE JORDAN. Spring Hill Farms, LLC, Agent – Ricardo Morales. $6,200

22 JB Pretty Woman b. m.2010 (Feature Mr Jess – First Down Acheiver, by First Down Dash) bred to OKEY DOKEY FANTASY. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Renee E Spiller. $3,000

23 Pies Patriot s. m.2005 (Game Patriot – Mosquito Pie, by Pie In The Sky). Diamond H Farms, Inc. – Leverne Perry. $1,500

24 Unnamed 2014 Sainteola Gold b. f. 3/2/2014 (Reba Reba Corona – Sainteola Gold, by Osceola Warrior). Huey Simoneaux, onsigned by Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Jesus Molina. $1,500

25 OUT

26 JLS Ms Corona Queen s. m.2008 (King Corona – JLS Rare Yall, by Especially Rare). JLS Speed Horse Ranch, Inc. – Peter Stanish. $3,000

27 Fannie On Fire s. f. 1/17/2014 (Fighter On Fire – Bonos Wicked Wench, by Bono Jazz). Montgomery Equine Center – Barbara Kelley. $2,500

28 RW Sixes b. m.2010 (Streakin Sixes – Runaway Shaker, by Runaway Winner). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Chad Hart. $1,100

29 Kiss N Leaveum s. m.1994 (Leaving Memories – Besa Me, by Rocket Wrangler) bred to ZOOMIN FOR BUX. Ron L. Habetz, Habetz Quarter Horses, LLC, Agent – Denis Winn. $200

30 Royal Rio Miss gr. m.1998 (Royal Sovereign – Dashing Rio, by Dash For Cash). Darling Farms, LLC – Juan San Miguel JR. $1,500

31 OUT

32 Rockets Mighty Corona b. c. 2/12/2014 (Mighty Corona – Rockets Patriot, by Game Patriot). Shawn LeBlanc – Barbara Kelley. $1,200

33 Natovas Cowgirl s. m.2009 (Stoli – Natovas Dasher, by Browns Dasher) bred to  FIRST PRIZE DOC. Carl & Carla Chaisson – Leverne Perry. $5,200

34 Annas T Time br. f. 3/4/2014 (One Famous Brioni – T Storm TB, by Salt Lake). Montgomery Equine Center – Robert Powell. $2,500

35 Coronas Pheonia br. f. 1/21/2012 (Too Tough To Catch – Pheonia TB, by Cause For Pause). Glenn Fontenot – Chad Hart. $2,000

36 Quanah Sister b. m.2008 (First N Kool – Me Cinsee Ann, by Royal Quick Dash) bred to JESS ZOOMIN. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Joey McCants. $1,500

37 OUT

38 Coaches Game br. g. 1/5/2011 (Game Patriot – Streakin Fast N Fun, by Streakin La Jolla). Robert Latham – Julian Rzana. $1,400

39 HCSgracestoasttoking ch. f. 3/14/2013 (First Down King – Targeted Action, by Toast To Dash). Huey Simoneaux, onsigned by Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Barbara Kelley. $2,000

40 Take A Royal Dash s. m.1996 (A Classic Dash – Take You On, by Easy Jet) bred to FAST PRIZE JORDAN. Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Repurchase. $2,900

41 Two Left Rings gr. m.2004 (Fishers Dash – Rocking Forth, by Rocket’s Magic) bred to TEE COS. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – James Gary Vidrine. $2,200

42 Shes A Sweet Mertz TB b. m.2000 (Mertzon – Sweet Enchantress, by Nalees Man) bred to  JLS PARTY WAGON. Jude Vidrine – Denis Winn. $1,100

43 OUT

44 OUT

45 Heza Gros Oreille s. g. 3/21/2011 (Gros Oreille – Thisbabyshines, by First To Shine). Glenn Fontenot – Dusty Willis. $600

46 Firstdownmagicalgal s. m.2006 (First Down Jewel – Running Magic, by Rocket’s Magic). Triple Lynn Farms, LLC – Rio Rio Ranch. $900

47 Jet Black Princess blk. f. 1/30/2013 (Jet Black Patriot – Scoopie Coochie, by Mr Jess Perry). Juan San Miguel, Jr. – Repurchase. $20,000

48 Uthinkitsagame blk. c. 4/7/2013 (Game Patriot – Jess A Fortune, by Mr Jess Perry). Aaron Harvey, onsigned by Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Emily Holton. $30,000

49 Cartel Jess br. m.2009 (Teller Cartel – Jess Dash On, by Mr Jess Perry) bred to OKEY DOKEY FANTASY. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Lynnette Douger. $4,000

50 Jess A Special Star s. m.2009 (Feature Mr Jess – A Special Illusion, by First Down Dash) bred to JLS PARTY WAGON. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Repurchase. $5,000

51 Deltas First Dancer s. m.2008 (Deltas First Dash – Dancing Winner, by Runaway Winner) bred to SIR RUNAWAY DASH. Ron L. Habetz, Habetz Quarter Horses, LLC, Agent – Renee E Spiller. $3,000

52 Signature Catch s. f. 4/2/2013 (Too Tough To Catch – First Down Sign, by First Down Laveaux). Barry P. Fontenot – Repurchase. $3,200

53 Sister Shiney Streak s. m.2007 (First To Shine – Streakin In Polo, by Streakin Six) bred to  IGOTYOURTAC. Zach Stevenson – Riley Blanchet. $1,200

54 Jumpn Jax s. g. 3/21/2013 (Jumpn – Miss Cash Alliance, by A Cash Request). Steve Duhon – Barbara Kelley. $2,200

55 OUT

56 Strawflyin Hummer b. c. 4/15/2013 (TF Strawflyin Lajola – First Down Hummer, by First Down Jewel). Howard B. Fontenot, Jr. – Ricky Cupp. $450

57 Im La Leaving br. f. 1/28/2014 (Coronas Leaving You – Say La V, by Stoli). Montgomery Equine Center, Agent – Repurchase. $4,700

58 Valliant Dance blk. m.2010 (Valiant Hero – Dancing Tonight, by On A High) bred to TEE COS. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Repurchase. $16,000

59 Dancing For Coronas b. f. 4/21/2013 (Coronas Leaving You – Shes A Sweet Mertz TB, by Mertzon). Jude Vidrine – Don Guedry. $6,000

60 OUT

61 Allas Prize Blessing b. g. 3/26/2013 (Fast Prize Dash – Allas Toast, by Toast To Dash). Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Pete Scarmardo. $17,000

62 Teal Next Time s. f. 2/13/2013 (Zoomin For Bux – Go Dashing Teal, by This Snow Is Royal). Tom Batten, Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Larry Smith. $2,500

63 Miss Hot Toast b. m.2001 (Toast To Dash – Miss Hot Sand, by Sunny Silence) bred to TEE COS. Gerald P. Vidrine – Pete Dartez. $1,200

64 OUT

65 Secret Of The Game br. f. 1/20/2013 (Game Patriot – Go On Secret, by Raise A Secret). Womack/Cavender Farms – Repurchase. $35,000

66 OUT

67 OUT

68 Jumpn Bye s. f. 4/12/2013 (Jumpn – Am Dashin, by Dashin Bye). Benny & Brooks Thibodeaux, Damian Trahan, Agent – Marshall Kennedy. $4,200

69 Hot Fast Cash b. g. 4/24/2013 (Hez Fast As Cash – Miss Hot Toast, by Toast To Dash). Gerald P. Vidrine – Marion Jacks. $950

70 OUT

71 OUT

72 OUT

73 VF Kerry Time b. g.2009 (Bigtime Favorite – Kerrys Streakin Lady, by Streakin La Jolla). James Vining – Joe Rios. $1,500

74 Msmholydownillusion s. f. 4/7/2013 (First Down Illusion – Holy Effort, by Special Effort). Michael S. Mowad, nsigned by Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Gustavo Montano. $5,500

75 Hotdoggin Heaven br. m.2006 (Hotdoggin – Dear Hempen, by Hempen TB) bred to AGOUTI. Fructuoso Huitron – R Touchet & T Tharp. $2,200

76 Scooopie Coochie s. m.1999 (Mr Jess Perry – Coochies Magic, by Rocket’s Magic). Juan San Miguel, Jr. – Leverne Perry. $2,900

77 Our Dashing Gal s. m.2000 (Dashing Val – Our Best Bug, by Broken Arrow Bug) bred to AGOUTI. Dennis Miller – Martin Trejo. $1,300

78 Yes Sir gr. c. 4/12/2013 (Sir Runaway Dash – Substantial Dash, by Heza Fast Dash). Yessenia Cepeda, Tate Farms, Agent – Repurchase. $15,000

79 Shes Peytons Runaway s. f. 4/8/2012 (Okey Dokey Fantasy – Shes Glens Runaway, by Reeds Dash). E. Hailey, Jr. &/or W. M. Milam – Repurchase. $2,000

80 OUT

81 Running Substance ch. m.1995 (Sixarun – Lady Of Substance, by Raise Your Glass TB) bred to FIRST PRIZE DOC. Dennis Miller – Kenneth & Donna Weeks. $1,900

82 Cash N On Alie s. m.2005 (Cash Dont Lie – Jet Set Orphan, by Raise An Orphan TB) bred to TRIPLE VODKA. Mamou Prairie Stables – Pete Dartez. $1,300

83 Who Jack s. c. 2/6/2013 (Jumpn – Paradise Jayne, by Lil Easy Cash). Triple Lynn Farms, LLC, Agent – Adria Zapata. $5,500

84 OUT

85 Ms Pilot ID b. m.2008 (Identity Theft – Ms Pilot Point, by Splash Bac) bred to TEE COS. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – John L Soileau. $25,000

86 NLrun For A Corona s. g. 2/16/2013 (Behold A Corona – Run De Oh, by Born Runner). Richard Victor Roberts – Repurchase. $5,800

87 Hard Rockin Bux ch. g. 5/4/2013 (Zoomin For Bux – Hard Rockin Kelly, by First Down Kelly). Hebert Quarter Horses, Agent – Barbara Kelley. $2,000

88 Gone Cartel b. g. 1/2/2013 (Coronas Leaving You – Ms Big Dashin Now, by Dashin Now). Roberta K. Weeks – Repurchase. $12,000

89 Rapsheet b. m.2007 (Heza Fast Dash – Precautionary, by Reckless Dash) bred to  TRIPLE VODKA. Mamou Prairie Stables – Renee E Spiller. $3,300

90 OUT

91 Its A Cash Game br. f. 4/7/2013 (Game Patriot – Judies Counselor, by Dash For Cash). Aaron Harvey, Robicheaux Ranch, Agent – Repurchase. $11,000

92 Miss Native Effort s. m.1996 (Streakin Effort – Native Again, by Native Creek) bred to GAME PATRIOT. Richard Dale Domingue – Repurchase. $4,000

93 Adios Annie TB gr/ro. m.2004 (Adios My Friend – Fickle Fanny, by Claramount). Tate Farm, Agent – Rio Rio Ranch. $500

94 Unnamed 2014 Exotic Diva s. c. 5/1/2014 (Agouti – Exotic Diva, by Streakin La Jolla). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Rodrico Saldana. $2,500

95 Okey Dokey Jewel b. g. 2/5/2013 (Okey Dokey Fantasy – Raspberry Jewel, by Streakin Jewel). Michael Carlton – Ana Mono. $3,000

96 Sinners N Saint b. f. 2/13/2013 (Saint Afleet TB – Sweet JP Cash, by Jonathan Perry). Daniel R. Chicola – Joey McCants. $1,200

97 Rackem Back br. c. 4/3/2013 (Pool – A Dash Of Cole, by Bill Cole). John W. Kahla, DVM – Steel Farms. $2,000

98 Shes An Oak Link s. f. 2/13/2013 (Okey Dokey Fantasy – Shesa Special Link, by Sayin Adios). Gerald P. Vidrine – Repurchase. $3,000

99 Man Story s. g.2010 (Worldly Man – Dimples Story, by Six Dimples). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – KK Horse Racing. $1,300

100 Free Beer Tomorrow b. c. 3/30/2013 (Agouti – WW Family Tradition, by Strawfly Special). Darrell Williams, onsigned by Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Jaime Flores. $17,000

101 HB Lighting blk. f. 2/22/2013 (TF Strawflyin Lajola – Catch This Star, by Sticks An Stones). Howard B. Fontenot, Jr. – Javier Carreon. $2,000

102 Wanna Fast Dash s. c. 2/17/2013 (Heza Fast Dash – Wanna Fly, by Strawfly Special). Aaron Harvey, onsigned by Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Repurchase. $11,500

103 Shineymemories s. f. 1/22/2012 (First To Shine – Impetuously, by Leaving Memories). Mike Inscore – Chad Hart. $4,200

104 JJSsundaynighttoast b. c. 3/15/2013 (Toast To Dash – J J Special Tree, by Oak Tree Special). Jackie & Jim Berard, Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Repurchase. $5,500

105 Unnamed 2014 HCS Lookin For Gold b. c. 2/26/2014 (Reba Reba Corona – HCS Lookin For Gold, by Look Forward). Huey Simoneaux, onsigned by Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Steel Farms. $1,500

106 The Real World b. f. 2/28/2011 (Worldly Man – Some Pretty, by Somekindadash). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Yoni R Martinez & Vicki Mcilvain. $2,000

107 Unnamed 2014 Osceola Five f. 3/20/2014 (Tee Cos – Osceola Five, by Osceola Warrior). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Delta Farms. $1,400

108 Unnamed 2014 foal Iloveyoubluetoo b. c. 1/19/2014 (Sizzlin Cartel – Iloveyoubluetoo, by Jess Louisiana Blue). Jumonville Farms – Repurchase. $6,700

109 Unnamed 2014 Fools Day Jess br. f. 3/24/2014 (Eye Got The Jet – Fools Day Jess, by Jess Special). Roohms Racing, LLC – Jose Valente Garicia. $1,500

110 Lynns Fast Dash s. c. 5/14/2013 (Jess Louisiana Blue – Kokopelli Hills, by JJ Shot Glass). Triple Lynn Farms, LLC – Repurchase. $27,000

111 OUT

112 First Goodbye s. m.1998 (Burrs First Down – Goodbye To All, by Holme At Last) bred to FIRST PRIZE DOC. Mamou Prairie Stables – J Russell Cooley. $1,500

113 OUT

114 Louisiana Send Me s. f. 2/6/2013 (Jess Louisiana Blue – Dashin Thumbalina, by Somekindadash). Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Adrian Zapata. $12,000

115 OUT

116 Corona In The Curl b. m.2010 (Coronas Leaving You – Crush On Fish, by Fishers Dash) bred to MIGHTY CORONA. Tate Farms, Agent – Repurchase. $2,500

117 Jess Rainey s. f. 4/10/2011 (Jess Louisiana Blue – Somekinda Rainey, by Somekindadash). Paul B. Watson – Repurchase. $5,500

118 OUT

119 OUT

120 JT Joy Ride br. m.1998 (Streakin La Jolla – Material Filly, by Shawne Bug). Montgomery Equine Center – Repurchase. $4,000

121 Blazing Saddles B b. g. 2/2/2013 (Coronas Leaving You – La Jolla Pena, by Streakin La Jolla). Oscar Rohne – Repurchase. $11,000

122 Fire Cracker s. g. 3/20/2012 (Game Patriot – Psalmist, by Osceola Warrior). Firecracker Partners – JLS Speed Horse. $2,000

123 Grandpaspumkin b. m.2009 (First To Shine – Six Bits Of Magic, by Runaway Winner). Mike Inscore – Rio Rio Ranch. $1,100

124 Jess Bigtime Cash s. f. 3/13/2011 (Bigtime Favorite – Ms Perrys Money, by Mr Jess Perry). Gerald Libersat – John Leger. $3,700

125 Down Katella s. m.2000 (First Down Dash – Oh La Proud, by Shirley’s Champion TB) bred to FAST PRIZE JORDAN. Live Oak Farms – Chad Hart. $6,500

126 Unnamed 2014 Proper Proposal s. f. 4/24/2014 (Eye Got The Jet – Proper Proposal, by Fishers Dash). Roohms Racing, LLC – Berardo Galicia. $750

127 Unnamed 2014 Jess A Party Girl s. f. 1/18/2014 (JLS Party Wagon – Jess Lookin, by Feature Mr Jess). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Marvin Klare. $5,500

128 Itsallaboutattitude s. m.2010 (No Secrets Here – Fashionisanattitude, by Streakin La Jolla). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Riley Blanchet. $4,500

129 Real Cause TB b. m.1999 (Cause For Pause – Princess Rio, by Boca Rio) bred to  JLS PARTY WAGON. Darling Farms, LLC – Denis Winn. $2,600

130 Unnamed 2014 Jess A Special Star b. f. 2/28/2014 (Tee Cos – Jess A Special Star, by Feature Mr Jess). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Rodrigo Saldana. $2,800

131 RBD Colleen Edwards s. f. 2/24/2013 (First To Shine – This Girl A Warrior, by Osceola Warrior). R.B. & Dox’ Stables, onsigned by Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Troy McClennen. $22,000

132 OUT

133 Sixfols Special blk. g.2009 (Oak Tree Special – Sixfolsiscookin, by Six Fols). Gerald Libersat – Yoni R Martinez & Vicki Mcilvain. $3,200

134 Azigo Bayou b. m.2006 (Toast To Dash – Azigo, by Chicks Beduino) bred to FIRST PRIZE DOC. Mamou Prairie Stables – Kevin Hayes. $2,000

135 TTT Kas Ima Faila s. f. 3/8/2013 (Kas I Said So – Dashing Faila, by Dashin Runner). George D. Stevens – Repurchase. $4,000

136 Town Tiger s. c. 2/25/2014 (Cosino – Town Lion, by First Place Dash). William B. Fournet – Fructuoso Huitron. $1,700

137 Ms Patriot Awe ch. f. 2/6/2013 (Game Patriot – Awe Contraire, by Corona Cartel). Robicheaux Ranch, Inc., Agent – Repurchase. $10,000

138 Unnamed 2014 Fortunes Fantasy br. f. 2/25/2014 (Jet Black Patriot – Fortunes Fantasy, by Six Fortunes). Montgomery Equine Center, Agent – Henry Kennedy JR. $4,000

139 Fishers Star gr. m.2010 (Fishers Dash – Five Star Cutie, by Super De Kas). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Repurchase. $3,000

140 Unnamed 2014 Magical Girl s. f. 3/3/2013 (Stoli – Shiney Magic Girl, by First To Shine). Oscar Rohne – Repurchase. $20,000

141 Say La V  b. m.2007 (Stoli – Spill Perfume, by Tommy De Great) bred to TEE COS. Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Repurchase. $12,500

142 Tee Pretty Boy  b. c. 3/27/2014 (Tee Cos – JB Pretty Woman, by Feature Mr Jess). Blanchet Farms, LLC, Agent – Luciano Rodriguez. $2,800

Evangeline Downs Dash

FDD Going Grand's winning connections © Coady Photography

FDD Going Grand’s winning connections © Coady Photography

FDD Going Grand (FDD Dynasty - Cash Cartel, Corona Cartel)

Evangeline Downs – November 8, 2014 – by Michael Compton

FDD Going Grand winning the Evangeline Dash © Coady Photography

FDD Going Grand winning the Evangeline Dash © Coady Photography

FDD Going Grand notched the third stakes win of his career, dashing to a New Track Record in the $20,000 Evangeline Dash on Nov. 8.

Ridden by Jose Vega, FDD Going Grand broke alertly and darted to the early lead from his inside post position. He maintained a clear advantage through the lane, crossed the wire 1-length clear of runner-up Rosouti, and stopped the timer in an eye-opening :11.530. The final clocking, which earned a speed index of 112, eclipsed One Swift Game’s previous record of :11.613 set in 2013.

It was the 2nd stakes score of the year for the Kenneth Roberts Sr. trainee. FDD Going Grand also annexed the Develop A Plan Stakes-G3 at Delta Downs in his 1st start of the year in May and the 2013 Old South Derby as a three year old. FDD Going Grand is also multiple stakes-placed, most notably finishing 2nd in the 2012 Dash for Cash Futurity-G1 at Lone Star Park and in this year’s Miss Polly Classic Stakes-G3. His latest score increased his lifetime bankroll to $192,510.

The Mercy Hinklin homebred was bred in Texas out of the winning mare Cash Cartel, an earner of $11,541 during her racing career. Cash Cartel is the dam of one additional stakes winner, Cash Flow Cartel, winner of the TQHA Sale Futurity-RG2.

Rosouti (Agouti-Rose For Windy) offered a game pursuit, finishing 2nd under David Alvarez for Rogelio Marquez Jr. & trainer Martin Trejo. Scream N Eagle (One Famous Eagle-Linda Te Chick), ridden by Saul Ramirez Jr., won a close nod to finish 3rd for Triumph Stables & trainer Jesus Garrido. Followed by Cristata (Mr Jess Perry-Shesa Winning Rose), Laynes Corona On Ice (King Corona-Nothin Bugs Jessie), The Notradamus (Dashin Bye-Fast N Smooth 880), The Lizzard King (Valiant Hero-Jess A Lil Bit), Oak Tree Eye Opener (Oak Tree Special-Eyes Of Lela) & Braggin N Dashin (Dashin Bye-Jess Braggin). Imkeepingscore scratched.

FDD Going Grand's winning connections © Coady Photography

LQHBA Futurity-RG1

Evangeline Downs • Opelousas, LA
11/8/14 • Finals 11/29/14 • 400yds • 2yo • $1,000,000 estimated • Fast

:19.502      *JLS Dashn And Zoomn, g, (Sir Runaway Dash-Shaken Thru Zoom)
Jose Guzman/B Foster/R Ramirez Jr

:19.605      *Fast Preacher Man, c, (Jet Black Patriot-Predictably)
Timothy & Theresa Stephens/T Ellis/J Hamilton

:19.624      LRH Jack Black, g, (Jet Black Patriot-DRH Sashed)
Angel Alberto Lopez/M Rodriguez/R Edison

:19.635      *Jes A Fast Dasher, g, (Heza Fast Dash-Jes A Game)
Tony Doughtie/K Roberts Sr/L Constantin

:19.689      *Icanonlyemagine, g, (Swingin Jess-Real Or Imagined)
Bobby Cox/K Roberts Sr/P Watson

:19.718      Hezarunnintoachieve, g, (Heza Fast Dash-RT Runnin To Achieve)
Ricardo Mendoza/M Rodriguez/R Edison

:19.726      *Firefly Fortune, c, (Jet Black Patriot-Toast To Fortune)
K K Horse Racing/J Garcia/E Martinez

:19.745      *Patriot Heart, c, (Game Patriot-Shes A Killer)
George Del Fierro/R Sanchez/M Garcia

:19.747      *Louisiana Sixshooter, g, (Heza Fast Dash-California Sixes)
Mike & Mary Ellen Hickman/M H Taylor/T Purcell

:19.756      *Mudbug, g, (Jet Black Patriot-Dealazoom)
Down South Boys Racing LLC/J Haug/R Ramirez Jr  

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Amelia Belle Stakes

Fast Talkin Henry's winning connections © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry (Heza Fast Dash - Streakin Cindy, Streakin La Jolla)

Evangeline Downs – October 25, 2014 – by John Moorehouse

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Amelia Belle Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Amelia Belle Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry has generated plenty of chatter with his performance on the Louisiana stakes circuit this year. The four-year-old gelding collected his third stakes win of 2014, and the fourth of his career, taking the $35,000 Amelia Belle Stakes on Oct. 25 at Evangeline Downs.

Owned by Eric P. Johnson, Fast Talkin Henry has recorded 9 career wins and has finished in the money 13 times from 16 starts. This marked his 4th straight victory in 5 outs this year, including the Louisiana Classic-RG2 and Mid-City Stakes. Two of his 4 stakes wins have come in restricted graded events, the other being the Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby-RG2.

A strong rally at the midpoint of the race proved to be the difference for Fast Talkin Henry. After breaking near the back of the field, he made his way up to 2nd as he entered the stretch and won the race by a nose.

Heath Taylor, Louisiana’s leading trainer, saddled Fast Talkin Henry for John Hamilton. The gelding finished the victorious 350-yard trip in :17.388 to produce a 103 speed index, his third triple-digit index in the past four starts. Johnson banked a $21,000 prize, and the gelding’s total earnings improved to $370,824. The four stakes wins represent the majority of that sum.

Russel P. Mowad bred Fast Talkin Henry out of 2-time winner Streakin Cindy, whom he also owns. The mare is the dam of 3 foals from as many starters. Fast Talkin Henry is the only stakes winner in the trio.

T Boy G (Sir Runaway Dash-Got A Project) was 2nd under David Alvarez for Ana Alvidrez & trainer Martin Trejo. Joan Rood’s Heasablackmagic (Jet Black Patriot-Toast Of Magic) was 3rd under Gilbert Ortiz for trainer Randy Hebert.

Followed by Open Me A Corona (Coronas Leaving You-In The Open), Dashin Gage (Oak Tree Special-Dash Lady Love), Heza Bell Perry (Heza Fast Dash-De Bell Perry) and Lets Jess Do It (First Prize Perry-Lets Separate). Pops Special Tool scratched.

Fast Talkin Henry's winning connections © Coady Photography

Billy Montgomery Stakes-RG3

Patriots Toast's winning connections © Coady Photography

Patriots Toast’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Patriots Toast (Game Patriot - Wakeup To Toast, Toast To Dash)

Evangeline Downs – October 4, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

Patriots Toast winning the Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Caody Photography

Patriots Toast winning the Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Caody Photography

Patriots Toast was a prompt 3-10 favorite in the $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes-RG3 on Oct. 4 for Louisiana-bred distaffers at Evangeline Downs.

Prepped by Martin Trejo for owner Ana L. Alvidrez of Cartwright, Oklahoma, Patriots Toast covered 350 yards in :17.355 and earned a season-best speed index of 104 under jockey Raul Ramirez Jr. The 5-year-old mare’s margin of victory was 1/2-length from The Game Cartel.

Campaigned exclusively in Louisiana since her career debut in 2011, Patriots Toast has won 11 of 29 outs, and the $18,000 winner’s share of the Billy Montgomery purse pushed her bankroll to $194,242. The mare’s resume includes a 1/2-length win in the $60,000 Audubon Stakes for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares at Fair Grounds Racecourse on Aug. 16, and second-place finishes in this year’s Party Girl Stakes at Louisiana Downs and Flashy Hemp Stakes at Delta Downs.

Patriots Toast after winning the Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Caody Photography

Patriots Toast after winning the Billy Montgomery Stakes at Evangeline Downs © Caody Photography

Patriots Toast was bred by Dr. Tommy Hays of Elgin, Texas. Patriots Toast is one of two starters foaled by Wakeup To Toast, a 10-year-old daughter of 1996 Champion Two Year Old Toast To Dash.

Second-placed The Game Cartel (Game Patriot-Angels Cartel) races for Robicheaux Ranch Inc. and trainer Robert Touchet. Mario Trujillo rode the homebred 3-year-old filly, who won last year’s $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes-RG2 at Fair Grounds. Donald Lane Sargent’s McM Fast Dashin Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-Fast Dash N Deb) ran third. Patrick Watson rode the sophomore filly for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

Shesa Dashingromance (Heza Fast Dash-Dash N To Romance), Scooter Prize (First Prize Perry-Royal Baby Scooter), Dashing Jet Rio (Jet Black Patriot-Dashing Obsession), and Miss Runaway Dash (Sir Runaway Dash-Miss Mallard Too) completed the order of finish.

LQHBA Sale Futurity-RG1

9/5/2014 The connections of Louisiana Jambalaya accept Trophy Presentations in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity. Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Louisiana Jambalaya accept Trophy Presentations in the Winner’s Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity. Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Louisiana Jambalaya (Jet Black Patriot - Firstdown Hemp, Hempens Angel)

Fair Grounds – September 5, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Louisiana Jambalaya wins the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity Stakes, Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. Lucas Constantin was the winning jockey. Owned by Mykelia Carter & Roderick Carter and trained by Justin Dehart, the 2 year-old-colt ran the 350 yards in 17.571 seconds. Photo by Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Louisiana Jambalaya wins the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity Stakes, Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. Lucas Constantin was the winning jockey. Owned by Mykelia Carter & Roderick Carter and trained by Justin Dehart, the 2 year-old-colt ran the 350 yards in 17.571 seconds.
Photo by Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Louisiana Jambalaya notched the first stakes win of his promising young career with a game victory in the $257,905 LQHBA Sale Futurity on Sept. 5 at Fair Grounds.

Piloted by Lucas Constantin, Louisiana Jambalaya raced with the first flight throughout the 350-yard event, pressuring early leader Hang On And Hush Up. Racing on the far outside after breaking from post position 10, Louisiana Jambalaya rallied strongly in the lane, collaring Hang On And Hush Up late and proving best on the line by a head.

In capturing his first stakes race, Louisiana Jambalaya stopped the timer in :17.571, earning a speed index of 93.

The race was not immediately made official as the stewards reviewed a pair of jockey objections lodged against the winner. Both Patrick Watson aboard Heza Louisiana Dash and Rafael Fernandez aboard Hezarunnintoachieve claimed interference in the early stages of the race, but after reviewing the video the stewards took no action.

The $103,162 winner’s share of the purse lifted Louisiana Jambalaya’s bankroll to $144,775. The two-year-old colt is now a winner in three of four career starts.

The second-fastest qualifier for the main event, Louisiana Jambalaya won his trial dash by 1-length. He races in the colors of Roderick and Mykelia Carter and is conditioned by Justin Dehart.

“We were real happy with his effort,” said Dehart. “Going into the race, I felt confident. He got in a little bit there, but he finished off real nice. It was a good race.”

Louisiana Jambalaya is the only horse Dehart trains for the Carters. He said he knew early on that the colt possessed talent.

“He has always been a good work horse,” related Dehart. “I knew he was a nice one when I worked him for the first time. He did it so easy and he outworked all of them. You never really know how good they can be until they run, but he did everything so easily in his workouts. He has a lot of talent. We’re blessed to have him and we’re excited about his future.”

Bred in Louisiana by Mars Racing and Robicheaux Ranch, Louisiana Jambalaya is produced from two-time winner Iwanna Dash, who qualified for the 1998 Oklahoma Derby-G2 and earned $14,576 during her racing career.

As a broodmare, Iwanna Dash is the dam of eight winners, including three stakes winners, from 10 lifetime starters. In addition to Louisiana Jambalaya, she has also foaled stakes winners More Nachos and Heza Gonna Dash, the latter an earner of $135,838 and the winner of the 2011 Don Cravins Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Iwanna Dash is also the dam of graded stakes-placed runner Louisiana Panther, who was on the board in 20 of 34 career outings and earned $149,853. All told, her runners have amassed earnings of $487,357.

The appropriately named early leader Hang On And Hush Up (Fast Prize Dash-Sheza Neon Rose) ran to his name. He grabbed the early lead and held on for second under Garrett Median. A winner in his trial heat following a fouth-place finish in the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes in July, the bay gelding is a Louisiana homebred for Wade and Kay Loup and was saddled by Vann Haywood.

Mario Trujillo guided 25-1 long shot Jeti Luke (Jet Black Patriot-The Wise Cash) home in third for owner Geurras Racing Stable and trainer Octavio Saenz Jr. The sorrel gelding, also a winner in his trial, was seeking his third consecutive win.

RBD Fastestdashndeb (Heza Fast Dash-Debs Been Streakin), Party With Braxton (Swingin Jess-Holy Effort), Prize Winning Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Fast Prize Angle), Hezarunnintoachieve (Heza Fast Dash-RT Runnin To Achieve), Coonascorona (Coronas Leaving You-Streakin Attitude), Heza Louisiana Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Eyejesslovelouisiana) and Special Game Man (Game Patriot-Abstinence) completed the order of finish.

9/5/2014 The connections of Louisiana Jambalaya in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity. Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Louisiana Jambalaya in the Winner’s Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity. Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Louisiana Jambalaya accept Trophy Presentations in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $286,560 LQHBA Sale Futurity. Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Mid-City Stakes

9/5/2014  The connections of Fast Talkin Henry accept the Trophy Presentation after winning the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Fast Talkin Henry accept the Trophy Presentation after winning the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Fast Talkin Henry (Heza Fast Dash - Streakin Cindy, Streakin La Jolla)

The Fair Grounds – September 5, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Eric Johnson’s Fast Talking Henry wins the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. John Hamilton was the winning jockey. Fast Talkin Henry set a new track record for the 400 yard race winning in 19.428 seconds (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Eric Johnson’s Fast Talking Henry wins the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. John Hamilton was the winning jockey. Fast Talkin Henry set a new track record for the 400 yard race winning in 19.428 seconds
(c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Fast Talkin Henry did more than simply talk a good game against eight rivals in the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds on Sept. 5. The fleet-footed four-year-old gelding notched his 8th lifetime victory in the 400-yard fixture, dueling early and edging clear late under John Hamilton.

An alert beginning put Fast Talkin Henry in the thick of the battle early, racing in 2nd position, 1/2-length behind T Boy C. Once in full stride, it didn’t take Fast Talkin Henry long to get on even terms with T Boy C before poking a head in front in the lane.

The slight advantage was all Fast Talkin Henry needed. He drove clear late and proved best by 3/4-length, setting a New Track Record in the process. He earned a speed index of 107 stopping the timer in :19.428, lowering the previous standard of :19.441 set in 2013 by Winning Web,.

Heath Taylor conditions the multiple stakes winner for Eric Johnson. Fast Talkin Henry now boasts earnings of $349,824 and is a winner in 8 of 15 lifetime appearances and has placed in 4 others.

Russell Moward bred Fast Talkin Henry in Louisiana out of the two-time winner Streakin Cindy. She is the dam of additional winners Bigtime Cindy and Leavin Corona Behind.

Multiple stakes winner T Boy C (Sir Runaway Dash-Toast to Mallard) held 2nd under Manuel Gutierrez for owner Double H Racing Investments & trainer Adrian Huitron. Scooter Prize (First Prize Perry-Royal Baby Scooter) closed late for jockey Raul Ramirez to finish 3rd for Ana Alvidrez & trainer Martin Trejo.

Followed by Dashin Gage (Oak Tree Special-Dash Lady Love), Bonnies Jet (Jet Black Patriot-Oso Sweet Look), Coppers Fit (Copper Buff-Wings Of Angels), Political Option (Jess Louisiana Blue-In His Dreams), MCM Dashmaster (Heza Fast Dash-Oh Shez Zuper) & T Boy P (King Corona-Got a Project). Big Timer was scratched.

9/5/2014  The connections of Fast Talkin Henry in the Winner's Circle after winning the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Fast Talkin Henry in the Winner’s Circle after winning the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Fast Talkin Henry accept the Trophy Presentation after winning the $60,000 Mid-City Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

LQHBA Sale Futurity Invitational

 

9/5/2014 The connections of Jes A Fast Dasher accept the Trophy Presentation in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the LQHBA Sale Invitaional Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Jes A Fast Dasher accept the Trophy Presentation in the Winner’s Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the LQHBA Sale Invitaional Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Jes a Fast Dasher (Heza Fast Dash - Jes A Game, Game Patriot)

The Fair Grounds – September 5, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Jes A Fast Dasher wins the $30,683 LQHBA Sale Invitational Stakes Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. Lucas Constatin was the winning jockey. The 350 yards was run in 17.579 (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Jes A Fast Dasher wins the $30,683 LQHBA Sale Invitational Stakes Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. Lucas Constatin was the winning jockey. The 350 yards was run in 17.579 (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Jes A Fast Dasher made it three wins from his first five career starts with a smart score in the $27,616 LQHBA Sale Futurity Invitational on Sept. 5 at Fair Grounds.

Breaking from the far outside in post position 10, Jes A Fast Dasher simply dominated his rivals in the 350-yard dash. Ridden by Lucas Constantin, Jes A Fast Dasher grabbed the lead shortly after the start and rolled to victory, crossing the finish 1/2-length better than JRS Mighty Matteo.

Never challenged, Jes A Fast Dasher covered the distance in :17.579, earning a speed index of 93 for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr., who also saddled third-place finisher B And G Fast Dash.

In winning the first stakes race of his career, Jes A Fast Dasher improved his record to 5-3-0-0 and increased his earnings to $35,852.

A homebred for Tony Doughtie, Jes A Fast Dasher is out of the multiple graded stakes-winning mare Jes A Game. From 22 lifetime starts, Jes A Game captured five stakes, four of them graded, en route to amassing earnings of $323,978. As a broodmare, she is the dam of five winners from seven starters. Jes A Fast Dasher is her initial stakes winner.

JRS Mighty Matteo (Mighty Corona-Williamina Rae) held the place spot under Eddi Martinez for owner TG Horse Racing LLC and trainer Jose Garcia. B And G Fast Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Rita Regent) rode the rail to get up for third to prove best of the rest. Donell Blake piloted the gelding for owner Oscar Rhone. Followed by Louisiana Blue Belle (Jess Louisiana Blue-Dashin Sugarbaby), Buzzinga (Jet Black Patriot-Reckless Fast Dash), Hallowed (Heza Fast Dash-Holy Ground), Call To Action (Heza Fast Dash-Sayin Together), Saint La Jolla (Saint Afleet TB-Dimple La Jolla), French Oak Tree (Oak Tree Special-French Martini TB) & Game Obsession (Game Patriot-Dashing Obsession).

9/5/2014 The connections of Jes A Fast Dasher in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the LQHBA Sale Invitaional Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Jes A Fast Dasher in the Winner’s Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the LQHBA Sale Invitaional Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Jes A Fast Dasher accept the Trophy Presentation in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the LQHBA Sale Invitaional Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Faubourg St. John Stakes

9/5/2014 The connections of Droppin Timber accept the Trophy Presentation in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $40,000 Faubourg St. John Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

9/5/2014 The connections of Droppin Timber accept the Trophy Presentation in the Winner’s Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $40,000 Faubourg St. John Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Droppin Timber (First Timber - Droppindead Gorgeous, Strawfly Special)

The Fair Grounds – September 5, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Droppin Timber wins the Faubourg St. John Stakes Stakes Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. John Hamilton was the winning jockey. Owned by Frank Greenhaw and trained by Orrin Cogburn, the 870 yard race was run in 46.245 seconds (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Droppin Timber wins the Faubourg St. John Stakes Stakes Friday September 5, 2014 at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, LA. John Hamilton was the winning jockey. Owned by Frank Greenhaw and trained by Orrin Cogburn, the 870 yard race was run in 46.245 seconds (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Droppin Timber has an all or nothing running style. Heading into the Faubourg St. John Stakes, the four-year-old gelding owned five wins and a single third-place finish from 14 lifetime starts for owner Frank Greenhaw and trainer Orrin Cogburn.

The 4-year-old gelding was primed for a big effort in the Faubourg St. John Stakes as the son of First Timber was all business on Sept. 5, streaking to a facile score in the 870-yard marathon at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ridden by John Hamilton, Droppin Timber raced in third position early while multiple stakes winner Worlds On High spurted clear of the field after the break. With the pacesetter retreating in the lane, Droppin Timber split foes willingly and drew off to win by 1 1/4-lengths, stopping the timer in :46.245.

It was the second straight stakes score for Droppin Timber, who captured the Special Hank Handicap at Albuquerque on Aug. 9. The Faubourg St. John Stakes win lifted Droppin Timber’s bankroll to $117,768 and improved his slate to 15-6-0-1.

Bred in Oklahoma by Danny Caldwell, Droppin Timber is the first stakes winner produced from the winless Strawfly Special mare Droppindead Gorgeous.

Keepn It Kool (First to Shine-Kool K.J.-TB) stalked the early pace and finished a game second under Donald Watson, who piloted the five-year-old gelding for owner David Lee Vance and trainer Danny Eldridge. Kris Locklear’s Worlds On High (Game Patriot-Sissyisonahigh) and jockey Alfonso Lujan showed the way early and faded to finish third for trainer Vann Haywood.

Followed by Vics Classic (Streakin Victor-Werk’s Classic-TB), disqualified from 4th to 5th Call Me Cajun Pie (Call Me Together-Sheza Faster Babe), Downtown Forrest (Beau Brummel SA-Cece Chicado Classic) & MCM Zuper Man (Heza Fast Dash-Oh Shez Zuper).

9/5/2014 The connections of Droppin Timber accept the Trophy Presentation in the Winner's Circle at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after winning the $40,000 Faubourg St. John Stakes (c) Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts