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Louisiana bred Khozan Colt Tops Equine Sales Co. Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

A yearling colt sired by Florida-based Khozan  was purchased by Norman Stables for $22,000 to top the Oct. 27 Equine Sales of Louisiana’s Open Yearling and Mixed Sale in Opelousas, La.

Consigned by Oakridge Farm, the colt was bred in Louisiana by Paul Pruett and is out of the Dixie Union mare Unwooed. The colt’s second dam, the Alysheba mare Designatoree, produced Voice of Destiny, a $556,723-earner whose 24 victories from ages 2 to 10 included the Berkeley Handicap and California Juvenile Stakes, both grade 3. Designatoree, a half sister to grade 1 winner Very Subtle, is also granddam of grade 3 winner Actin Good.

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Mares Bred in Louisiana Drops 12.5% in 2019

The Jockey Club today released Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2019 breeding season. Based on RMBs received through October 16, 2019, The Jockey Club reports that 1,134 stallions covered 29,218 mares in North America during 2019.

The Jockey Club estimates an additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares will be reported as bred during the 2019 breeding season.

The number of stallions declined 6.6% from the 1,214 reported at this time in 2018, and the number of mares bred decreased 3.5% from the 30,274 reported last year. Consistent with prior years’ reporting of stallions by book size, the number of stallions covering 125 or more mares increased from 62 in 2018 to 65 in 2019.

Further book size analysis shows a 6.7% increase in the number of mares bred to stallions with a book size of 125 or more in 2019 when compared to 2018 as reported at this time last year; a 9.1% decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 100 and 124; a 9.1% decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 75 and 99; a 16.7% decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 50 and 74; a 12.4% decrease in mares bred to stallions with a book size between 25 and 49; and a 1.0% increase in mares bred to stallions with a book size fewer than 25.

The percentage of broodmares covered by stallions serving 125 or more mares increased from 31.9% in 2018 to 35.3% in 2019. From 2015-2017, this percentage had remained fairly constant at approximately 29%, up from 20.5% in 2014.

The proportion of stallions with book sizes of 125 or more mares grew from 5.1% in 2018 to 5.7% in 2019. It had previously grown from 3.1% in 2014 to 4.5% from 2015-2017.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
% stallions with book size >125 3.1% 4.5% 4.5% 4.5% 5.1% 5.7%
% mares covered by stallions with book size >125 20.5% 29.1% 28.7% 29.4% 31.9% 35.3%

Note: Statistics summarized as of October 16 of the breeding seasons indicated in the columns above; as reports of mares bred continue to be received, final statistics are subject to change.

RMB statistics for all reported stallions in 2019 are available through the Fact Book section of The Jockey Club’s website at jockeyclub.com.

The stallions Justify and Mendelssohn led all stallions with 252 mares bred by each in 2019. Rounding out the top five by number of RMBs were Into Mischief, 241; Uncle Mo, 241; and Goldencents, 239.

Kentucky traditionally leads North America in Thoroughbred breeding activity. During 2019, Kentucky’s 220 reported stallions covered 17,123 mares, or 58.6% of all of the mares reported bred in North America. The number of mares bred to Kentucky stallions decreased 1.1% percent compared with the 17,322 reported at this time last year.

Of the top 10 states and provinces by number of mares reported bred in 2019, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma stallions covered more mares in 2019 than in 2018, as reported at this time last year. The following table shows the top 10 states and provinces ranked by number of mares reported bred in 2019:

State/Province 2018 Stallions 2019 Stallions Pct. Change 2018 Mares Bred 2019 Mares Bred Pct. Change
Kentucky 228 220 -3.5% 17,322 17,123 -1.1%
California 137 124 -9.5% 2,482 2,018 -18.7%
Florida 78 81 3.8% 1,917 1,863 -2.8%
New York 48 43 -10.4% 1,115 1,058 -5.1%
Louisiana 80 79 -1.3% 1,125 984 -12.5%
Maryland 30 31 3.3% 867 780 -10.0%
Pennsylvania 32 28 -12.5% 610 686 12.5%
Ontario 37 29 -21.6% 620 538 -13.2%
Oklahoma 43 38 -11.6% 470 479 1.9%
New Mexico 62 51 -17.7% 467 437 -6.4%

Note: Each incident in which a mare was bred to more than one stallion and appeared on multiple RMBs is counted separately. As such, mares bred totals listed in the table above may differ slightly from counts of distinct mares bred.

In addition, Report of Mares Bred information on stallions that bred mares in North America is available through report 36P or a subscription service at equineline.com/ReportOfMaresBred.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It founded America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.net), the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the ownership resource. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.

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Supplements Bring Sunday’s Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale Offering to Nearly 150 Head

A robust list of supplements to Equine Sales Company’s Open Yearling and Mixed Sale has boosted the catalog to nearly 150 horses for the auction set for Sunday, October 27. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. in the sale pavilion in Opelousas, Louisiana.

The sale will kick-off with more than 50 yearlings on offer, followed by weanlings, broodmares and horses of racing age. In addition, four stallions are cataloged including Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Closing Argument with nearly $25 million in progeny earnings and graded stakes winner D’Wildcat with more than $27 million in progeny earnings. Both stallions have been perennially near the top of the sire list in Louisiana. Mean Season and Run Production are also being offered.

As usual, the sale includes offspring of many of Louisiana’s top stallions, including Astrology, Gemologist, Court Vision, Star Guitar, Custom for Carlos and many others. Top national stallions represented include Fusaichi Pegasus, Goldencents and Bodemeister.

“This might be the strongest offering we’ve ever had for our open yearling and mixed sale,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “We had six horses go for $50,000 or more at our Select Yearling Sale last month, including a $145,000 sale-topper, so the market has been strong here, and we expect to draw buyers from around the region for this sale.”

For more information and to view the online catalog and live video on sale day, go towww.equinesalescompany.com.

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Equine Sales Company Open Yearling & Mixed Sale, Sunday, October 27

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EQUINE SALES COMPANY

OCTOBER OPEN YEARLING & MIXED SALE CATALOG  

SUPPLEMENT BOOK ADDED

Sale To Be Held on
Sunday October 27, 2019
Sale Starts at 11:00 AM

 
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Equine Sales Company
372 Harry Guilbeau Road
Opelousas, Louisiana  70570
Office:  337-678-3024 * Fax:  337-678-3028
Sale Director:  Foster Bridewell
Cell:  214-718-7618
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RELENTLESS DANCER SPECTACULAR IN THE $100,000 LOUISIANA LEGACY AT DELTA DOWNS

MICHAEL MAKER TRAINEE RETURNS TO HOME STATE FOR FIRST STAKES WIN 

Louisiana Legacy

 

Louisiana Legacy Stakes
Delta Downs, 10-19-19, 7 furlongs
2-Year-Olds, $100,000

RELENTLESS DANCER
Midshipman-Passion For Words
Breeder: Paul Pruett
Owner: Paradise Farms Corp., Terry Raymond, Jana Wagner and Jeff Gardella
Trainer: Michael J. Maker
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

2nd
X Clown
Jimmy Creed-Evening Muse
Breeder: Michael & Cynthia villar
Owner: Set-Hut LLC
Trainer: Jerry Delhomme
Jockey: T. Woodley

3rd
Richard Ronald
Misremembered–Reigning Cats
Breeder: Gary Scherer, Al & Bill Ulwelling
Owner: Gary M Scherer & Robert Bernacki
Trainer: Gary M. Scherer
Jockey: G. Melancon

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs closed out its second week of live racing on Saturday and the fans who showed up were treated to a dazzling performance by Relentless Dancer in the featured $100,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds.

After breaking his maiden by nearly 10 lengths at Churchill Downs on September 27, trainer Michael Maker supplemented Relentless Dancer to the Legacy for owners Paradise Farms Corporation, Terry Raymond, Jana Wagner and Jeff Gardella. The decision turned out to be a good one as Relentless Dancer used a stalking trip under jockey Colby Hernandez before opening up in the homestretch to win by 10-1/2 lengths over X Clown, who rallied for second. Richard Ronald rounded out the trifecta by finished third, another 1 1/4-lengths behind the runner up.

Relentless Dancer covered seven furlongs in the Legacy in a time of 1:27.04 seconds while running on a fast track.

The win by Relentless Dancer was his first in stakes company and his second from three overall starts. He earned $60,000 for the effort and now has a career bankroll of $104,857.

Bred in Louisiana by Paul Pruett, Relentless Dancer is a dark by or brown colt by Midshipman, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Passion for Words. He was purchased for $85,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale in April of 2019.

Sent to the gate at odds of 4-5, Relentless Dancer paid $3.60 to win, $3 to place and $2.60 to show. X Clown returned $4.40 to place and $3.40 to show. Richard Ronald was worth $3.60 to show.

 

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’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

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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SEBS PRINCESS RALLIES FOR BIG WIN IN THE $100,000 LOUISIANA JEWEL AT DELTA DOWNS

STEVEN DUKE TRAINEE NABS FIRST STAKES WIN OF HER CAREER –

Sebs Princess, La. Jewel (2) - 10-18-19

Louisiana Jewel Stakes
Delta Downs, 10-18-19, 7 furlongs
2-year-old Fillies, $100,000

SEBS PRINCESS
Khozan–A True Star
Breeder: Adcock’s Red River Farm
Owner: Northpointe Thoroughbreds
Trainer: Steven Duke
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Film Study
Custom for Carlos–Roll Your Eyes
Breeder: Jason Hall & Jon Dean
Owner: Set-Hut LLC
Trainer: Jerry Delhomme
Jockey: Tyler Woodley

3rd
Schiff’s Corner
Songandaprayer–Sarahsintomischief
Breeder: Perform Stables Inc.
Owner: Leslie Schiff
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the Louisiana Jewel on Friday night and it was Northpointe Thoroughbreds’ (Vic and Nicole Topper) Sebs Princess who used a patient ride by jockey Diego Saenz to rally for victory in the $100,000 feature. The win marked was the first stakes tally for the Steven Duke trainee.

Sebs Princess settled well off the pace in the seven-furlong Jewel while pacesetter Sarah’s Passion carved out fractions of 23.03 seconds for the opening quarter mile and 47.78 for the half. As the field raced up the backstretch, Saenz called on his mount and she responded with a three-wide rally that put the early leader in her sights at the top of the homestretch.

In the final strides, Sebs Princess was able to collar the leader and pull clear for a 4-3/4 length victory as Film Study also rallied late to grab the place spot. Schiff’s Corner, part of an entry with Sarah’s Passion, was another 1-1/2 length back in third.

Sebs Princess covered the distance of the Louisiana Jewel in a time of 1:29.42 second while running on a fast track.

The record for Sebs Princess now stands at two wins from five career starts. She earned $60,000 for her effort in the Jewel and has now amassed $79,500 in total earnings.

Bred in Louisiana by Adcock’s Red River Farm LLC and J. Adcock, Sebs Princess is a bay filly by Khozan, out of the Yes It’s True mare A True Star.

Sent to the gate at odds of 3-1, Sebs Princess paid $8.80 to win, $4.20 to place and $2.40 to show. Film Study was worth $11 to place and $4.40 to show. Schiff’s Corner returned $2.20 to show.

 

 

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’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

 

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.

 

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the Louisiana Jewel on Friday night and it was Northpointe Thoroughbreds’ (Vic and Nicole Topper) Sebs Princess who used a patient ride by jockey Diego Saenz to rally for victory in the $100,000 feature. The win marked was the first stakes tally for the Steven Duke trainee.

 

Sebs Princess settled well off the pace in the seven-furlong Jewel while pacesetter Sarah’s Passion carved out fractions of 23.03 seconds for the opening quarter mile and 47.78 for the half. As the field raced up the backstretch, Saenz called on his mount and she responded with a three-wide rally that put the early leader in her sights at the top of the homestretch.

 

In the final strides, Sebs Princess was able to collar the leader and pull clear for a 4-3/4 length victory as Film Study also rallied late to grab the place spot. Schiff’s Corner, part of an entry with Sarah’s Passion, was another 1-1/2 length back in third.

 

Sebs Princess covered the distance of the Louisiana Jewel in a time of 1:29.42 second while running on a fast track.

 

The record for Sebs Princess now stands at two wins from five career starts. She earned $60,000 for her effort in the Jewel and has now amassed $79,500 in total earnings.

 

Bred in Louisiana by Adcock’s Red River Farm LLC and J. Adcock, Sebs Princess is a bay filly by Khozan, out of the Yes It’s True mare A True Star.

 

Sent to the gate at odds of 3-1, Sebs Princess paid $8.80 to win, $4.20 to place and $2.40 to show. Film Study was worth $11 to place and $4.40 to show. Schiff’s Corner returned $2.20 to show.

 

Delta Downs will conclude its second week of live racing on Saturday with another 10-race program starting at 4:55 pm CST. The featured race on the card will be the $100,000 Louisiana Legacy for 2-year-old Louisiana-breds.

 

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’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

 

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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POW! Apprentice Jockey Ramirez Makes Remarkable Recovery At Delta Downs

Paulina Ramirez nearly falls off St Teresa

Apprentice jockey Paulina Ramirez was cruising on the front end in a juvenile maiden claimer Wednesday evening at Delta Downs, when disaster nearly struck. Her mount, St Teresa, seemed to duck and hit the rail, flipping Ramirez off the side of the horse.

Ramirez, whose nickname is Pow!, somehow managed to hang on and lift herself back over St Teresa. While the rider had to give up her winning position, she still managed to finish third.

 

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Billy Badgett New Florida HBPA Executive Director

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has tabbed veteran trainer and racing executive William ‘Billy’ Badgett to fill the group’s vacant position of executive director.

Badgett, 67, recently left his position as vice president of racing at Gulfstream Park after a five-year stint on the frontside following a long and distinguished career as a trainer. His most well-known trainee was two time Eclipse award winning and Hall of Famer Go For Wand. Badgett has trained the winners of 583 races and over $21 million in purses.

“With horse racing facing such an uncertain future, I figured that my talents would be best served by helping the horsemen and backside community,” said Badgett. “I have the unique experience of having worked on both sides of the fence and going back to my roots as a horseman really appealed to me.”

FHBPA president Steve Screnci stated, “We are really excited to have Billy on board with the FHBPA. He is uniquely qualified to represent horsemen as in addition to his vast experience as a top trainer, he also has seen racing’s issues firsthand from the point of view of track management. Billy will be a huge asset for our organization.”

The FHBPA represents the interests of over 5,000 thoroughbred horse owners and trainers who race in south Florida. The FHBPA works to foster and promote their relationships with racetracks, government and community while creating a better economic climate in which our members can do business.

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Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Set for March 31

The 2020 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at Lone Star Park. The breeze show will be held at the Dallas-area track on Sunday, March 29. The auction is a joint venture by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. 

“Our yearling and mixed sale at Lone Star Park in August had gross sales and average prices both jumping by more than 20 percent, and we expect that momentum to continue into the 2-year-old sale,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “The Southwest area has been strong for many years, and now with this very important legislation recently passed to boost the industry in Texas the region will get even stronger.” 

Sale graduates will be eligible for the 2020 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity to be run in divisions for fillies and colts/geldings at Lone Star in July. The estimated purse for each division is $100,000. 

“With new legislation passed to enhance purse money at Texas tracks and funds for the Accredited Texas-bred program, there is a lot of optimism for 2020 and beyond,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. “We’ve already noticed an uptick in interest as breeding season approaches, so that bodes well for the future of Texas racing and breeding.”

The entry deadline for the sale is January 15, 2020, and consignment contracts and more information is available at www.ttasales.com.

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TREVILION EARNS FIRST STAKES WIN IN THE $100,000 GOLD CUP AT DELTA DOWNS

TRAINER VICTOR ARCENEAUX SWEEPS WEEKEND STAKES RACES 

Gold Cup Stakes
Delta Downs, 10-12-19, One Mile
Accredited Louisiana Bred, 3-year-olds & Upwards, $100,000

Trevilion - Gold Cup finish - 10-12-19

TREVILION
Lone Star Special-Spotsylvania
Breeder: Tigertail Ranch
Owner: Tigertail Ranch
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Mageez
Musket Man-Spaseeba
Breeder: James A. Mcgehee Jr.
Owner: Double Dam Farm LLC
Trainer: Delmar R. Caldwell
Jockey: Roberto Morales

3rd
Jimi’s A Star
Star Guitar-Unusual Strike
Breeder: James Boyd
Owner: James A. Boyd
Trainer: Henry B. Johnson, Jr.
Jockey: Emanuel Nieves

  

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs wrapped up its first week of live racing on Saturday night with the $100,000 Gold Cup Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and up competing at one mile. Tigertail Ranch’s Trevilion notched the initial stakes win of his career in the event and in the process gave trainer Victor Arceneaux a sweep of the weekend stakes activity. Arceneaux also saddled Mariah’s Galaxy before her score in the $100,000 Magnolia Stakes on Friday night.

Breaking from the outside post position in a field of 10, Trevilion stalked the early pace in the Gold Cup under jockey Diego Saenz sitting two lengths off the lead of Just Stormin. The latter carved out fractional times of 23.46 seconds for the opening quarter mile, and 48.15 for the half. As the field entered the far turn, Just Stormin was gave way to Trevilion who made a three-wide move and powered on to a four-length win over Mageez, who closed late for second. Jimi’s a Star also rallied to grab third, another head behind the runner-up.

The final time of the Gold Gup for Trevilion was 1:39.85 over a fast track.

Trevilion has now won four of seven career starts. His lifetime bankroll now stands at $143,250 after depositing another $60,000 on Saturday night.

Bred in Louisiana by his owner, Trevilion is a 3-year-old gelding by Lone Star Special, out of the Marquetry mare Spotsylvania.

Sent to the gate at odds of 7-2 on the totebard, Trevilion paid $9.60 to win, $4.60 to place and $3.60 to show. Mageez was worth $4.40 to place and $3.20 to show. Jimi’s a Star returned $5.80 to show.

 

Delta Downs will begin its second week of the new season on Wednesday night with another 10-race program that begins at 4:55 pm CST. Next week’s featured races include the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel on Friday night and the $100,000 Louisiana Legacy on Saturday.

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’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

 

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