11/14/2004 12:00AM

Special Toast to Gd wins Louisiana QHBA Futurity


Alvin Brossette, the 52-year-old jockey who won six Quarter Horse races at Louisiana Downs on Friday, continued his hot streak at the track on Saturday when he captured the $436,347 aboard Special Toast To Gd.

Special Toast to Gd ($6.80) outdueled 4-5 favorite Jess A Feature by a neck in the 400-yard race, covering the distance in 19.92 seconds. It was another half-length back in third to Jess Cash This.

Special Toast to Gd is trained by Kenneth Roberts, who trained four of the winners ridden by Brossette on Friday. He said Special Toast to Gd will be pointed for a Quarter Horse juvenile stakes on the Champions Day program at Fair Grounds.

Roberts, a longtime Quarter Horse trainer, registered his biggest career win in the LQHBA Futurity. The gelding has now won 4 of 6 starts, and with the $179,672 he earned Saturday he improved his career bankroll to $223,385.

Louisiana Downs is hosting its first-ever meet for Quarter Horses, and the Futurity was the richest Quarter Horse race ever run at the track, which is located in Bossier City, La.