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BOSSIER CITY, LA—JANUARY 18, 2020—Shake Em Ike won the first of four 350-yard trials run this afternoon for the $50,000-est. Louisiana Downs Maiden Stake (not black type).
Owned by Jose Ortiz, he was bred by Richard and Janelle Simon and was making his seventh career start.
Jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco guided the 4-year-old son of Jet Black Patriot out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Shakemuppery to a gate to wire victory in :17.608 seconds over a muddy track to post the top qualifying time. Trained by Olegario Ortiz, Shake Em Ike earned a 94 speed index.
Sent off as the even-money choice, he paid $4.20 for his second lifetime victory and earned $3,600 to boost his career earnings to $22,830.
CLICK HERE for complete list of the ten fastest qualifiers who will return on Saturday, February 8 including their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys.
About Harrah's Louisiana Downs
Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000-square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.