Louisana Bunny Wins Second Stakes With John Deere Emerald Juvenile
Louisana Bunny, under jockey Javier Matias, winning the $42,356 John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge Thursday evening.

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Louisana Bunny Wins Second Stakes With John Deere Emerald Juvenile

AUBURN, WA—AUGUST 20, 2020—Trainer Nick Lowe saddled his second straight stakes winner on Emerald Downs' Thursday race card when he sent out Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity winner Louisana Bunny in the $42,356 John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge.

Jockey Javier Matias rode the lightly raced daughter of multiple stake sire Louisiana Senator over the 350 yard course in :18.456 seconds, into a 6 mph crosswind, to pick up the winner's purse valued at $20,331.

Racing for owner-breeder Lee Markholt, Louisana Bunny nearly doubled her earnings to $44,931. The winner of two of three starts this season is out of My Best Bunny Yet by Best Advice.

The winning connections of Louisana Bunny accept the John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge stakes trophy.
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Also included in the win is a berth to the Grade 2 $125,000-est. John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship to be contested October 24th during the Bank of America Challenge Championships at The Downs at Albuquerque.

In just his second career start, Cm Dillingham Advice finished half-a-length off the winner to earn $8,663 for second. Also trained-and-bred by Lowe and owned by Chris Sutton the son of Best Advice entered the John Deere Juvenile off a trial win in the Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity where he broke his maiden in his career debut.

Out of the Dash Ta Fame mare Cm Mo Baby, the bay gelding has earned $12,483 in two starts. Luis Gonzalez was riding.

A neck back in third, Gilberto Madrigal's Super Bowl Sunny Day earned $4,236 for this effort. Trained by Jose Gomez, the son of Pyc Prize Time won the Firecracker Consolation in his last start July 6th.

Alejandro Moya bred the bay gelding form the Holland Ease mare Holland Last Star. Cerapio Figueroa rode the $9,826 money earner.

Going off as the second post-time favorite Louisana Bunny paid $8.20 to win, $3.00 to place and $2.40 to show.

Not Another Lover, No Juans Fool, Skyywalker, Millers Fortune and Coopers Best Card completed the field.