MICHAEL MAKER TRAINEE RETURNS TO HOME STATE FOR FIRST STAKES WIN
Louisiana Legacy Stakes
Delta Downs, 10-19-19, 7 furlongs
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
Jimmy Creed-Evening Muse
Breeder: Michael & Cynthia villar
Owner: Set-Hut LLC
Trainer: Jerry Delhomme
Jockey: T. Woodley
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.