VINTON, LA. – Oh Baby Oh Baby won her second consecutive stakes race at Delta Downs this season on Friday night as she took the $70,000 Eldorado under leading jockey Ashley Broussard. The Sam Breaux trainee also won the Lookout Stakes on December 18 as well as two other optional claiming races earlier in the season to give here four-race winning streak overall.
Friday’s victory by Oh Baby Oh Baby came at the distance of one mile, which was the longest of her tallies this season. In each race she took the lead early and opened up a clear lead before cruising home in front by a comfortable margin. The Eldorado win came by a length over Pacific Pink, who was another 4-1/2 lengths to the good of third-place finisher Private Promise.
Oh Baby Oh Baby, who is owned by Above The Crowd Stable LLC and Horseplayers Racing Club LLC, covered the eight furlongs over a fast track in 1:39.32.
Overall it was Oh Baby Oh Baby’s ninth win from 22 lifetime starts and she earned $42,000 for the effort. Her career bankroll now stands at $250,902.
Oh Baby Oh Baby is a 5-year-old mare by Orientate, out of the Forty Niner mare Tumble Me Right. She was bred in Louisiana by Simmons & Associates Inc. and was purchased at sale in Texas in 2013 for $52,000.
Sent to the gate as the 3-2 wagering favorite, Oh Baby Oh Baby returned $5 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Pacific Pink was worth $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Private Promise paid $5.20 to show.
Delta Downs will wrap up its race week on Saturday night with a 10-race program that beings at 5:40 pm CT. The Saturday feature race is the $70,000 Fremont Stakes for older horse competing at one mile.
For more information about racing at Delta Downs visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.
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