JORDAN EAGLE IS FASTEST QUALIFIER FOR EVD FUTURITY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018
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JORDAN EAGLE IS THE FASTEST QUALIFIER FOR THE $311,470 EVANGELINE DOWNS FUTURITY
COLT IS ONE OF TWO QUALIFIERS FOR TRAINER JOSUE PONCE AND JOCKEY JESSE LEVARIO
OPELOUSAS, LA – Jordan Eagle had just one previous victory in his brief career entering Friday night at Evangeline Downs. However, his second win certainly sent shockwaves through the other entrants in the trials for the $311,470 Evangeline Downs Futurity. Jordan Eagle exploded through the stretch after a strong start and just missed eclipsing the eight-year-old track record for the 400-yard distance by .03 of a second. He finished in a time 19.44 seconds over the fast track, equaling a speed index of 105.
It is possible that Jordan Eagle’s effort on Friday night shouldn’t be considered such a surprise as his maiden-breaking victory at Lone Star Park on October 27 also featured an eye-popping speed index of 107, as he covered 250-yards in 13 seconds flat in that last effort.
Jordan Eagle was bred in Texas by Weetona Stanley. He is owned by Javier Rosique, trained by Josue Ponce and was ridden to victory by Jesse Levario. The 2-year-old colt is by One Famous Eagle and is out of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare, Pyc Prize Doll. The win on Friday was his second career victory from four starts. The $3,000 first-place purse he earned on Friday night increases his lifetime earnings to $17,493.
Jordan Eagle was not the only qualifier for the final from the trainer and jockey combination of Josue Ponce and Jesse Levario. They also are the team behind the fourth-fastest qualifier, Runnin For Corona, for owner Dianna Karen Estrada.
Each of the 11 Evangeline Downs Futurity trials offered a purse of $5,000 and the final will offer a purse of $311,470 with the winner earning $155,735. It will be one of four finals to be run on Saturday, December 15 at Evangeline Downs.
Listed below are the 10 finalists for the Evangeline Downs Futurity, along with their connections.
HORSE TIME JOCKEY TRAINER
- Jordan Eagle 19.440 Jesse Levario Josue Ponce
- Canonball Run 19.593 Luis Vivanco Josue Huitron
- Mia Jet In 19.669 Luciano Duenez Kenneth Weeks
- Runnin For Corona 19.678 Jesse Levario Josue Ponce
- Some Temting Dash 19.720 Francisco Calderon Larry Kopycinski
- Pritty 19.748 Rodrigo Vallejo Jorge Gonzalez
- Moment Of Fury 19.812 Luis Vivanco Fernando Lopez
- Wii B 19.814 Eddie Sanchez Jose Sanchez III
- Racy Secret 19.845 Rodrigo Vallejo Jorge Gonzalez
- Lottacash and Corona 19.856 Juan Marquez Trey Ellis
Racing will resume at Evangeline Downs on Saturday night with a nine-race program that will include seven trials for the $159,060 Evangeline Downs Derby. Post time on Saturday will be 5:35 pm Central Time.
For more information on the American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at www.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.
About Evangeline Downs
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