Scotty Boy Pulls the Upset in the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile

Louisiana Cup Juvenile
Louisiana Downs, 8-3-19, 6 furlongs
2YO Accredited Louisiana Breds, $50,000

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Alexander Castillo aboard Scotty Boy turns for home and goes on to win the 9th running of thed Louisiana Cup Juvenile at Louisiana Downs. Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

Fast Anna–Golden Dina
Breeder: Time Will Tell LLC
Owner: Ronnie P. Ward
Trainer: Ronnie P. Ward
Jockey: Alexander Castillo

Goldencents–Ebony Run
Breeder: DW2 Equine, LLC
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Richard E. Eramia

Papa’s Isaac
Custom for Carlos–Band of Time
Breeder: Peter Lawrence Orlando
Owner: M and J Equine Champions, LLC
Trainer: Scott Gelner
Jockey: Edgar S. Prado


The first feature of the afternoon was the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings.  A field of eight competed at six furlongs on the main track.

Scotty Boy, owned and trained by Ronnie P. Ward, earned his first stakes win in three starts. The gelded son of Fast Anna broke his maiden in May at Evangeline Downs and followed that with a fourth-place finish in the D. S. Shine on July 6.  Regular rider Alexander Castillo guided him from off the pace, clearing the field in 1.11.46 over a fast main track.

 “We train him here and were looking forward to running him at Louisiana Downs,” said Ward. “I told Alexander not to get caught up in the early speed. It was great to win this with and share it with his breeder, Fred Willis.”

Pickens, a colt by Goldencents, ran second for owners William and Corinne Heiligbrodt was second under Richard Eramia, followed by Papa’s Issac and Luckenbacker.

Sent off at odds of 10-1, Scotty Boy rewarded his supporters with a win payout of $21. With today’s winner’s share of $30,000, his record stands at two wins from three starts and earnings of $51,750.