LQHBA 2019 Champions

Posted by Press Release on 02/03/2020

ALEXANDRIA, LA—FEBRUARY 3, 2020—The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is pleased to announce the 2019 association’s annual Champions. In 2019, the state hosted 146 race days and handed out more than $22.2 million in purses.

Each of the recipients will be honored at the annual LQHBA Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet on Friday, April 3 at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana. 

Here is a complete list of the 2019 LQHBA Champions:

Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (Co-Champions -3)
JJ JESS AN METEORITE 

Owner: J. and J. Stables, LLC 
Breeder: Juan J Bazaldua 
Trainer: Jose Carrizales 

LOVE THE WAY YOU FLY 
Owner: Todd Matte 
Breeder: Copper Spring Ranch LLC
Trainer: Trey Ellis 

JESS A FAST ROGUE 
Owner: Paragon Farms LLC 
Breeder: Triple M Farms LLC 
Trainer: James B. Padgett, II 

Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding (Co-Champions) 
MARDI GRAS PAINT
 
Owner: Jose Alfonso Ramos
Breeder: Eddie Cramer / Tom or Bill Maher 
Trainer: Miguel Rodriquez 

ED O 
Owner: Edwardo Lopez 
Breeder: Anthony Gaspard/E A Landry Jr 
Trainer: Jose U. Lopez 

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly TF SHEZ JESS DASHIN 
Owner: Down South Racing, LLC 
Breeder: Tate Farms
Trainer: Ned E. Goutierrez III

Champion 3-Year-Old Filly 
CORONA DOWN PERRY 

Owner: Carlos Acuna 
Breeder: Grant Farms LLC 
Trainer: Martin Trejo 

Champion 3-Year-Old Colt 
FOLLOW MY WAGON 

Owner: Julio Cesar Rodriquez 
Breeder: Karen Darling Falgoust 
Trainer: Fernando Lopez 

Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding (Co-Champions) 
TDZ LOUISIANA TOAST 

Owner: Juan F. Martinez 
Breeder: Tony Doughtie 
Trainer: Josue Ponce 

HEZA MADE MAN 
Owner: Martina Carmen Araujo Diaz 
Breeder: Rodney or Phillip Debenedetto 
Trainer: Alfredo Gomez 

Champion Aged Mare
FASTDASHING LASSIE 

Owner: Montgomery Equine Center 
Breeder: Jumonville Farms/Burnett Ranch 
Trainer: Kenneth L. Roberts Sr. 

Champion Aged Stallion
SAN LORENZO CORONA 

Owner: Rogelio Marquez Jr. 
Breeder: Jim & Natalie Montgomery 
Trainer: Josue Ponce 

Champion Aged Gelding (Co-Champions) 
DLJ IMMA B FAMOUS 

Owner: Myron McKinnon 
Breeder: Donald Henderson 
Trainer: Eduardo L. Morales 

GUNNA BE ALRIGHT 
Owner: Jorge Del Fierro, Jr 
Breeder: JoBaya Foreman
Trainer: Rodolfo Sanchez 

Champion Distance Horse (Co-Champions) 
RAKIN IN THE JAX 

Owner and Breeder: Angela Dowden 
Trainer: Jason H. Magnon 

JW LOSIN CONTROL 
Owner and Breeder: J W Owens 
Trainer: Jaime E Gonzalez 

Champion Claiming Horse (Co-Champions) 
MSWANDAS DASHINGFAST 

Owner: Geral Dewitt 
Breeder: Arnold J Trahan 
Trainer: Anthony Arey 

RIO ROJO COSINO 
Owner: Kimberly Blackmon 
Breeder: Donald G Kelly 
Trainer: Kenneth Weeks

Top Money 
MARDI GRAS PAINT
 
Owner: Jose Alfonso Ramos 
Breeder: Eddie Cramer/Tom or Bill Maher 

Champion Stallion
HEZA FAST DASH 

Owner: Heza Fast Dash Syndicate

Champion Broodmare
TBA

Champion Breeder
GRANT FARMS LLC (JON & DONNA McPHERSON) 

Champion Owner 
JOSE ALFONSO RAMOS

Champion Trainer
KENNETH L. ROBERTS, SR. 

Champion Jockey 
EVERARDO RODRIGUEZ

 

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About the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA)
LQHBA is the state racing affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association. It is also the official registry for accredited Louisiana-bred racing Quarter Horses and is recognized by the Louisiana Legislature and the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Since its inception in 1966, the association has developed a number of programs to further breeding and racing in Louisiana. Last year, purses in Louisiana totaled approximately $21 million, and breeders' incentives for mares and stallions exceeded $5 million. LQHBA oversees the annual LQHBA Yearling Sale and Fall Mixed Sale and has raised and donated over $600,000 to support its Louisiana youth scholarship program.

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