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Dashin Forward Posts Fastest Time in LQHBA Sales Futurity Trials on Opening Day


Joseph Landreneau’s Dashin Forward, ridden by Jarrod Deschamp for new trainer Kelli Smith, posted the fastest qualifying time of 17.349 in nine 350-yard trial races for the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sales Futurity at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The top 10 fastest Louisiana-bred juveniles from today’s trials qualified for the Sept. 1 Final, which will carry an estimated purse of $150,000.

Finishers 11 through 20 (as ranked by final time) earned automatic berths to the $50,000 LQHBA Sales Invitational, also on Closing Day, Sept. 1.

Trainer Heath Taylor qualified two horses for the final – Logans Mountain and Streakin Ellen. Both were ridden by John Hamilton.

2012 LQHBA Sales Futurity Qualifiers


           TIME               HORSE

  1.       17.349             Dashin Forward

  2.       17.507             Bare Naked Martini

  3.       17.559             Sixes Slinky Secret

  4.       17.575             Dashin Gage

  5.       17.582             Coltins Fast Dash

  6.       17.612             Logans Mountain

  7.       17.635             Jet Airplane

  8.       17.648             Streakin Ellen

T9.       17.650             Jet Black Red Neck

T9.       17.650             Jettin for a Fortune


2012 LQHBA Sales Invitational Qualifiers

  11.     17.682             Chicharito Dash

  12.     17.689             Fishin With T

  13.     17.696             Adalidas Tree

  14.     17.713             First Prize Copy

  15.     17.750             Pies Glory 

  16.     17.750             T Boy C

  17.     17.758             Lets Jess Do It 

  18.     17.760             Dee Magic Oak

  19.     17.794             Chase N Alli

T20.     17.802             Hez Jess a Corona

T20.     17.802             Big Time Illusion*

The final spot in the Invitational went to Big Time Illusion, who won a two-way shake conducted by the stewards between the horses tied for 20th.

Live racing at Fair Grounds resumes Thursday with a first post of 12:40 p.m. CDT.