FORTUNE GOT EVEN WINS THE EQUINE SALES OAKS AT EVANGELINE DOWNS

FILLY SCORES HER FIRST CAREER STAKES VICTORY

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Fortune Got Even wins the 2019 Equine Sales Oaks. Coady Photography.

 

Equine Sales Oaks
Evangeline Downs, 5-3-19, 1 mile
3-Year-Old Fillies, $75,000

FORTUNE GOT EVEN
Stephen Got Even – Fortune in Gold
Breeder: Wendell A. Templet
Owner: Ricky Courville
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: Ashley Broussard

2nd
Snowball
Apriority–Inner Peace
Breeder: 4M Ranch
Owner: Tin Roof Farms LLC
Trainer: Samuel Breaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Flat Out Flirty
Flat Out–Flirty Fitz, by Seattle Fitz (ARG)
Breeder: Darlene Wahman & Jeff Wahman (KY)
Owner: DW2 Equine, LLC
Trainer: Ronnie P. Ward
Jockey: Alexander Castillo

OPELOUSAS, LA – The $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs was won by Fortune Got Even, which continued a steady streak of strong performances for her when Ashley Broussard is given the riding assignment. When Broussard is aboard the 3-year-old filly, she has now recorded two wins and two seconds. This victory came by just a neck over Snowball, who challenged her all the way through the stretch. The final time was 1:40.31 for a mile over the fast track.

The early fractions were set by Cohenscollegefund, who took the lead out of the gate and held control through a quarter-mile of 24.22 seconds and a half of 48.77. Meanwhile, Fortune Got Even was sitting in sixth and it was once the field reached the far turn and Broussard swung her four-wide that she made an aggressive run to the lead. She held on through the lane, repelling Snowball to win by a neck. It was 7-3/4 lengths back to a photo for third, which Flat Out Flirty won over Sweet Amelia.

Fortune Got Even was sent off at 5-2 by the betting public and returned $7 to win, $3.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Snowball paid $5.20 to place and $3.40 to show, while Flat Out Flirty returned $5 to show.

Fortune Got Even was bred in Louisiana by Wendell A. Templet. She is owned and trained by Ricky Courville. Fortune Got Even is by Stephen Got Even and is out of the Secret Romeo mare, Fortune In Gold. She has won three of nine lifetime starts and the $45,000 first-place purse increases her lifetime earnings to $110,965.

For more information on the Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website atwww.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

 

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SPECIAL BLESSING IS INDEED SPECIAL IN THE EQUINE SALES OAKS

FILLY CLAIMS THE FIRST STAKES VICTORY OF HER YOUNG CAREER

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Special Blessing wins Equine Sales Oaks, May 4. Coady Photography

 

Equine Sales Oaks
Evangeline Downs, 5-4-18, 1 Mile, $75,000
3yo fillies

SPECIAL BLESSING
Flat Out – Langsyne
Breeder: J. Adcock
Owner: Coteau Grove Farms LLC
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: R. Morales

2nd
Yes Gorgeous
Mass Media–Isn’t She Gorgeous
Breeder: J. Adcock & Montgomery Equine Center
Owner: Scott Gelner
Trainer: Scott Gelner
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Bella Cajun
Bellamy Road–Cajun Candy
Breeder: Cypress Bend Farm
Owner: Dore, Ralph and Gautreau, Keith
Trainer: Ralph J. Dore
Jockey: Cristina Bonilla

 

OPELOUSAS, LA – Special Blessing, owned by Coteau Grove Farms, LLC and trained by Bret Calhoun, won the first stakes race of her five-race career in the $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs on Fridaynight. The filly was ridden to victory by Roberto Morales, who was riding her for the first time ever.

 

Special Blessing sat just off of a very slow pace being set by an 18-1 maiden, Bella Cajun and Yes Gorgeous, who was the only horse in the field with multiple victories entering Friday night. Those two dueled through dawdling fractions of 25.69 seconds for the quarter-mile and 51.24 seconds for the half-mile. Special Blessing made her move on the far turn and she and Yes Gorgeous went on to engage through the stretch before Special Blessing put her rival away to win by 1-3/4 lengths in a final time of 1:40.33 for the mile over the fast track.

 

The winner was sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of seven by the betting public. Special Blessing returned $4.60 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Yes Gorgeous paid $2.40 to place and $2.20 to show, while Bella Cajun held third and paid $5.80 to show.

 

Special Blessing is a 3-year-old filly bred in Louisiana by J. Adcock. She is by Flat Out and out of the Langfuhr mare, Langsyne. Special Blessing has now won two of her five lifetime starts and the $45,000 first-place purse increases her lifetime earnings to $85,930.

 

Evangeline Downs will resume live racing on Saturday with a nine-race program. The featured event on the Saturday card is the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby with Double Star listed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the field of eight. The track will also be offering the simulcast of the 144th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs at approximately 5:50 pm and the live racing program will start shortly thereafter.

 

For more information on the Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website atwww.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

 

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