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Energy and Sweetwater Downs Release 2020 Stakes Schedules, Purse Money Estimated at $1.15 million
EVANSTON, WY—FEBRUARY 18, 2020—Stakes schedules for the 2020 Energy Downs and Sweetwater Downs was released today.

Energy Downs will host the live race meet June 12 thru June 28 and Sweetwater Downs will run seven days August 28 thru September 13.

A spokesperson for the tracks said they estimate purses for the 2020 race season to be $900,000 from WHR and with Horsemen's funds for nominations and entry fees total purses could reach around $1.5 million.

Below is the complete stakes schedules for both tracks:

Gillette Energy Downs 2020 Stakes Schedule
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Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Champagne Room 3110$110,051
Tell Cartel 2110$81,381
Bos Time Machine 2101$68,011
Major Bites 1100$60,000
Cat Daddys Lil Girl 1100$60,000

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
M J Farms 7220$157,540
Martha F. Wells 20446$120,812
Negrete, Jimmy and Vasquez, Jimmy 2200$120,000
Steve D. Burns 7220$90,089
Edward C. Allred 38748$76,588

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Steve D Burns 4810118$225,050
Mj Farms 565710$198,260
Martha F Wells 21366$120,116
Jimmy Negrete & Jimmy Vazquez 2200$120,000
Mj Farms/Burnett Ranches 3110$110,051

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Cynthia G. Gonzalez 38267$184,906
James B. Padgett, II 12331$163,074
Matthew M. Fales 4511712$156,422
Michael V. Casselman 15532$146,929
Paul C. Jones 33459$143,582

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Jesus Rios Ayala 47997$205,086
Alonso Rivera 28622$198,570
Raul Herrera 488106$188,291
Mauro Salcedo 31533$183,083
Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. 119251416$179,858

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Sass Mo Blue Gets The Big Money In $109,500 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—FEBRUARY 16, 2020—Lucky Seven Ranch's Sass Mo Blue overcame a troubled start and surged late to get the money in the $109,500 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala, the winner of the 2020 StallioneSearch Rising Star Jockey Award, Sass Mo Blue stumbled and bumped out of the gate from post number two, but he recovered to find his stride and then powered his way into contention before outdueling Dunn Ranch's Aint Working by a neck to win the 350-yard race.

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Early Post Set Saturday For Fourteen Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) Trials at Harrah's Louisiana Downs
BOSSIER CITY, LA—FEBRUARY 18, 2020—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will host an action-packed weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s post time has been moved up to 11:00 am (CT) to accommodate the fourteen trials for the $100,000-added Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2).

The Mardi Gras Futurity is the first official futurity of the year, and once again, interest was high for owners of accredited Louisiana-bred juveniles. The top ten qualifiers from the 300-yard trials will advance to the final on Saturday, March 14.

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