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BOSSIER CITY, LA – Feb. 25, 2012 - Gerald Libersat’s Taylors Toastin Papa needed all of the 350 yards to get up in the final strides and score an 18-1 upset win in the $50,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes on Saturday at Louisiana Downs.
The Donald Watson-ridden Taylors Toast To Papa made up ground throughout the race and his rally resulted in his third-straight win with a :17.591 time. Louisiana Rangler, the 6-5 favorite, held on for second after being caught by Taylors Toastin Papa. Heza Gonna Dash was one-half length back for third in the full field of older horses.
Taylors Toastin Papa, trained by Kevin Broussard, withstood the class jump to the stakes division after winning a pair of allowance races. The five-year-old Toast To Dash son defeated Louisiana-breds by a head over 350 yards at Evangeline Downs on November 25 and then came back to defeat open rivals at the same distance by a neck on January 8.
Taylors Toastin Papa Gets up to win $50,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes!!!
March 10, 2012- Louisiana Downs offered a pair of rich Louisiana-bred stakes on Saturday with the $95,684 Mardi Grass Derby (R) and the $256,604 Mardi Grass Futurity (RG2). In the richer of the two, Miguel Rodriguez’s Cajun On Star prevailed by a nose to break his maiden. The Real Easy Okey colt dashed 300 yards in :15.534 to earn a 97 speed index with Raul Ramirez Jr. aboard.
In the Mardi Gras Derby, Mossy Oak Tree picked up his third consecutive win and first stakes victory with a 400-yard dash in :19.906 under jockey Donald Watson. The Oak Tree Special gelding, who posted the second-fastest time in the trials, runs for Mac Sumpter and Christopher Gautreaux, with the latter also being the breeder.
Mossy Oak Tree, who is out the Mr Eye Opener mare All Eyes On Madison, picked up $43,058 for the win to push his earnings to $116,784 with five wins in 12 career starts. All Eyes On Madison has also produced stakes winners Eyes Okey and Eye For Dale, both by Okey Dokey Dale.
Mossy Oak Tree takes $95,000 Mardi Gras Derby!!!
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