Diamond Cutter Game Winner of the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Louisiana Downs, 8-3-19, 6 furlongs
3YO and upwards, Accredited Louisiana Bred Fillies and Mares, $50,000

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Diamond Cutter with Joel Dominguez aboard wins the 37th running of the Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr.

Salute the Sarge–Sparkling Diamond
Breeder: World War IV Racing
Owner: World War IV Racing
Trainer: Dwight J. Viator
Jockey: Joel Dominguez

Tensas Thought
Custom for Carlos–Tensas Idea
Breeder: Curt Leake
Owner: Cash is King, LLC and Edward Johnston Racing Stables, Inc.
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

Galaxy Thirtysix
Greeley’s Galaxy–Stang Thirtysix
Breeder: Gerald L. Averett Jr.
Owner: Arian Haxhillari
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
Jockey: Edgar S. Prado

The $50,000 Louisiana Filly and Mare Sprint  closed out Louisiana Cup Day with a field of  eight distaffers competing at the distance of six furlongs.

It was the 7-year-old Diamond Cutter, who sprinted home like young filly, who drew off convincingly for World War IV Racing crossing the wire in 1:10.96. Trained by Dwight Viator and ridden to victory by Joel Dominguez, the mare by Salute the Sarge was making her 38th career start.

“She is such a game mare,” said Viator. “Joel put a great ride on her.”

Tensas Thought was second, followed by Galaxy Thirtysix and Play Unified. The third defending champion on the card, P Boo, faded to eighth.

Diamond Cutter, at odds of 10-1, paid $23.00 for the win. She increased her bankroll to $345,625.