Saints N Muskets Wins Magnolia Stakes

Magnolia Stakes
Delta Downs, 1-12-21, 8 furlongs
4YO & Up, Accredited Louisiana bred, fillies and mares, $75,000

Saints N Muskets wins the 2021 Magnolia Stakes at Delta Downs

SAINTS N MUSKETS
Musket Man–Laughing Saint
Breeder: J. E. Jumonville Jr. & Bunny Jumonville
Owner: Rodney J. Verret
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Joe Stokes

2nd
Sarah’s Passion
Songandaprayer–My Holy Belle
Breeder: Perform Stables Inc.
Owner: Perform Stables, Inc.
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Joel Dominguez

3rd
Smok’n Rita
Misremembered–Wicked Rita
Breeder: Linda Guidry
Owner: Linda Guidry
Trainer: Connie Mack Guidry
Jockey: Kevin J. Smith

Australasia Takes Louisiana Jewel S.

Louisiana Jewel Stakes
Delta Downs, 1-12-21, 7.5 furlongs
3YO Accredited Louisiana Bred Fillies, $75,000

Australasia captures the 2021 Louisiana Jewel at Delta Downs
Australasia captures the 2021 Louisiana Jewel at Delta Downs

AUSTRALASIA
Sky Kingdom–Ayala Strand
Breeder: J. Adcock & Hume Wornall
Owner: Jean Etienne Dubois
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Inawic
Wicked Strong–Inaword
Breeder: Gulf Haven Farm, LLC
Owner: Gulf Haven Farms
Trainer: Ronnie P. Ward
Jockey: Joel Dominguez

3rd
Tecate Time
Karakontie (JPN)–Urge to Splurge
Breeder: Carrol J. Castille
Owner: Whispering Oaks Farm LLC
Trainer: Steven B. Flint
Jockey: Gerard Melancon

Standing Perfect Wins Louisiana Legacy

Louisiana Legacy Stakes
Delta Downs, 1-11-21, 7.5 furlongs
3YO Accredited Louisiana-breds, $75,000

Standing Perfect wins the Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs

STANDING PERFECT
Half Ours–Stand by for News
Breeder: Roger C. Rashall
Owner: Respect the Valleys, LLC
Trainer: Lee Thomas
Jockey: Ashley Broussard

2nd
Wise Anchor
Anchor Down–Oh Wise One
Breeder: Michael L Martin, LLC
Owner: Anton Kubacak
Trainer: Scott Gelner
Jockey: Alex Birzer

3rd
Drewhustle
Outwork–Hilarious Brown
Breeder: Cloyce C. Clark Jr.
Owner: Norman Stables, LLC
Trainer: Lonnie Briley
Jockey: Devin H. Magnon

SAINTS N MUSKETS WINS SECOND STAKES RACE OF THE SEASON IN THE MAGNOLIA

VINTON, LA. – In the second of a pair of stakes races hosted byDelta Downs on Tuesday afternoon, Rodney J. Verret’s Saints N Muskets took the $75,000 Magnolia, her second stakes win of the season.

Saints N Muskets wins the 2021 Magnolia Stakes at Delta Downs

The Magnolia Stakes featured a dramatic finish as the Allen Landry trainee Saints N Muskets wore down pacesetter Sarah’s Passion to score a narrow win under jockey Joe Stokes. It was her second stakes score of the season as she also won the Lookout Stakes on November 25.

After breaking from post position five in a field of six, Saints N Muskets stalked the early pace set by Sarah’s Passion, who covered the quarter mile in 23.68 seconds, the half in 48.84 and three quarters in 1:27.66. Sarah’s Passion lead by three lengths in the upper-stretch but could not hold off Saints N Muskets, who’s momentum carried her to the win by just a neck. Smok’n Rita rallied to grab third, another 4-3/4 lengths behind the runner-up.

Saints N Muskets covered the one-mile distance of the Magnolia in a time of 1:41.80.

Saints N Muskets has now won five of 16 career races. Her $45,000 paycheck on Tuesday raised to career bankroll to $181,365.

Bred in Louisiana by J. E. Jumonville, Jr. & Bunny Jumonville, Saints N Muskets is a 6-year-old dark bay or brown mare by Musket Man, out of the Vindication mare Laughing Saint.

Sent off at odds of 2-1, Saints N Muskets paid $6.60 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.80 to show. Sarah’s Passion returned $7 to place and $4 to show. Smoke’n Rita was worth $5.40 to show.

Delta Downs will continue racing on Wednesday afternoon with another nine-race program that is scheduled to begin at 12:55 pm.

 

For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

 

AUSTRALASIA CRUISES TO EASY WIN IN THE LOUISIANA JEWEL AT DELTA DOWNS

VINTON, LA. – In the first of two stakes hosted by Delta Downs  Tuesday afternoon, Jean Etinne Dubois’s Australasia won the $75,000 Louisiana Jewel.

 

Austrailasia captures the 2021 Louisiana Jewel at Delta Downs
Australasia captures the 2021 Louisiana Jewel at Delta Downs

 

The win by Australasia came in smashing style as the Brad Cox trainee pressed the early pace set by Taylor Avenue and others before taking off in the lane under jockey Diego Saenz and winning by a widening six lengths.

The pace of the race was solid as Taylor Avenue, Inawic and Non Binding all vied for the early lead while covering the opening quarter mile in 23.49 seconds and the half in 48.52. As the field entered the second turn of the race, Australasia took command and never looked back, recording the easy win. Inawic stayed on for second while Tecate Time rallied for third, another 3 ¼-lengths behind the runner up.  

Australasia covered the 7-1/2 furlongs of the Louisiana Jewel in a time of 1:34.35 while racing over a fast track.

Now undefeated in two lifetime starts, Australasia has a bankroll of $73,200 after earning $45,000 for her effort in the first stakes race of her career. She broke her maiden at first asking on November 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. 

Australasia is a 3-year-old dark bay or brown filly by Sky Kingdom, out of the Tiznow mare Ayala Strand. She was bred in Louisiana by J. Adcock & Hume Wornall. 

Sent to the gate as the odds-on favorite at odds of 2-5, Australasia paid $2.80 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Inawic was worth $10.20 to place and $7 to show. Tecate Time returned $3.60 to show.

 

STANDING PERFECT TAKES THE LOUISIANA LEGACY AT DELTA DOWNS

LOUISIANA-BRED WINS FIRST STAKES RACE OF HIS CAREER –

 

Standing Perfect wins the Louisiana Legacy Stakes at Delta Downs

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted a nine-race program on Monday that included the $75,000 Louisiana Legacy Stakes. The race was won by Respect The Valleys, LLC’s Standing Perfect, who used a front running trip under jockey Ashley Broussard to score the victory.

After breaking from post position four in a field of seven, Standing Perfect vied for the early lead with Morricone before coming away with a clear lead entering the first of two turns in the 7-1/2 furlong affair for 3-year-olds. The opening quarter mile was clicked off in 23.43 seconds. Racing up the backstretch, Standing Perfect kept Morricone at bay before the latter backed out and left a clear lead to the eventual winner, who had gone a half-mile in a time of 48.30 seconds.

Broussard stayed after Standing Perfect turning for home as a new set of challengers had emerged in the upper-stretch. But none of them had enough to get to the Lee Thomas trainee as he reported home three lengths in front of Wise Anchor, who finished second, and Drewhustle, who was third another 1-1/2 lengths behind the top pair. Standing Perfect covered the distance over a track listed ‘wet fast’ in a time of 1:35.65.

The win by Standing Perfect was the second of his career. He broke his maiden at first asking on September 16 while racing on the turf at Louisiana Downs before finishing second in stakes company at Fair Grounds. He earned $45,000 for his Legacy win and now has a bankroll of $78,500.

Standing Perfect is a 3-year-old colt by Half Ours, out of the Majesticperfection mare Stand by for News. The gray or roan runner was bred in the Bayou State by Roger C. Rashall.

Sent to the gate at odds of 6-5, Standing Perfect paid $4.60 to win, $3 to place and $2.40 to show. Wise Anchor was worth $5.80 to place and $3.40 to show. Drewhustle returned $4 to show.

Delta Downs will host live racing again on Tuesday with a nine-race card that includes the $75,000 Louisiana Jewel and the $75,000 Magnolia Stakes. First post time is set for 12:55 pm.

For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

 

Chu Chu’s Legacy tries to stretch his speed in Louisiana Legacy Stakes

Mary Rampellini Jan 08, 2021

 

Chu Chu’s Legacy will be looking for the third stakes win of his young career Monday, when he makes his two-turn debut in the $75,000 Louisiana Legacy at Delta Downs.

The stakes, which is for 3-year-olds bred in Louisiana, will be run over 7 1/2 furlongs. It goes as the second race.

Delta had scheduled a stakes double for Monday, but the $75,000 Gold Cup did not fill, according to Chris Warren, director of racing for Boyd Gaming, the parent company of Delta and sister track Evangeline Downs.

 

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SAINTS N MUSKETS PROVES BEST IN LOOKOUT STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

– JOCKEY JOE STOKES WINS FIRST TWO STAKES RACES OF THE SEASON –

 

Saints N Muskets wins the 2020 Lookout Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography.

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted a nine-race Thanksgiving Eve program on Wednesday afternoon and jockey Joe Stokes feasted on stakes racing for the second day in a row. During Tuesday’s opening day card Stokes rode Speaktomeoflove to an exciting win in the $60,000 B Connected and on Wednesday he booted home Rodney J. Verret’s Saints N Muskets to a nice score in the featured $60,000 Lookout.

The Lookout featured a full field of 10 Louisiana-bred fillies and mares competing at seven furlongs. At the break it was Tenpins Tempo who took the lead from the rail and set a slow early pace of 24.76 seconds for the opening quarter mile before Schiff’s Corner stuck a head in front at the half-mile pole in a time of 49.32. When the field entered the upper stretch the Allen Landry-trained Saints N Muskets emerged from mid-pack to take the lead after going three-quarters of a mile in 1:15.18.

After Saints N Muskets straightened away turning for home she took off like a shot and drew clear to hit the finish line 3-3/4 lengths in front of Quikfast N Ahurry who was second. Schiff’s Corner held on for third, another length behind the runner-up. Saints N Muskets covered the distance over a wet fast track in time of 1:28.50

The win by Saints N Muskets was the fourth of her 15-race career and her first in stakes company. She earned $36,000 for the score and now owns a bankroll of $136,365.

Bred in Louisiana by J. E. Jumonville, Jr. & Bunny Jumonville, Saints N Muskets is a 5-year-old bay mare by Musket Man, out of the Vindication mare Laughing Saint.

Sent to the gate at odds of 7-1, Saints N Muskets paid $17.40 to win, $6.20 to place and $4.60 to show. Quikfast N Ahurry returned $6.80 to place and $5.20 to show. Schiff’s Corner was worth $10.80 to show.

Delta Downs will be dark on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 before closing out the opening week of its season on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28. Post time each day will be at 12:55 pm CT. Next week the track will settle into its regular schedule of racing Mondays through Thursday until the end of the meet, April 16.

 

For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track 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.

SPEAKTOMEOFLOVE SCORES THRILLING WIN IN B CONNECTED STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

BROBERG AND THORNTON DOMINATE OPENING DAY WITH FIVE WINS TOGETHER –

 

Speaktomeoflove wins the B-Connected Stakes at Delta Downs.

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs kicked off its 2020-21 Thoroughbred season on Tuesday with a nine-race program that featured a thrilling edition of the $60,000 B Connected Stakes as well as an amazing feat by the  popular jockey/trainer tandem of Tim Thornton and Karl Broberg.

 

The wagering favorite in the B Connected Stakes was Scarlettsblackjack, who left the gate at odds of 1-2, but it was 14-1 longshot Speaktomeoflove who won the 13th running of the seven-furlong event for Louisiana-bred non-winners of a stakes race.

 

Speaktomeoflove’s victory came in dramatic fashion as the 3-year-old gelding came from just off the pace to get up by a head at the finish line over Jus Lively. Scarlettsblackjack finished another half-length behind the top pair in third.

 

Under jockey Joe Stokes, Speaktomeoflove got a perfect trip just behind Scarlettsblackjack, who set the fractional times of 23.50 seconds for the opening quarter mile, 47.76 for the half and 1:13.53 for three-quarters. Entering the homestretch Speaktomeoflove engaged Scarlettsblackjack and barely got in front before Jus Lively rallied stoutly and just missed in second. The winner covered the distance in a time of 1:27.25 over a fast track.

 

The win by Speaktomeoflove was his third straight and fourth from nine outs lifetime. He earned $36,000 for the victory and now has a career bankroll of $107,960.

 

Speaktomeoflove is a 3-year-old chestnut gelding by Run Away and Hide, out of the Proudest Romeo mare Awesome Truth. He was bred in Louisiana by his owner and trainer Benard Chatters.

 

Speaktomeoflove paid $30.20 to win, $12 to place and $5 to show. Jus Lively returned $8.40 to win and $4.80 to show. Scarlettsblackjack was worth $2.20 to show.

 

In other action, the team of trainer Karl Broberg and jockey Tim Thornton won five of the nine races on the opening day program. The pair teamed up to win the opener with End Zone ($3 to win), the second race with Snoose Goose ($4.80), the fifth with Flash of Mischief ($4.80), the sixth with Tiz One Fee ($6), and finally the seventh with Much Class ($10.40). Broberg has won each training title at Delta Downs since 2011 and Thornton is attempting to win his third riding title in a row at the Vinton, Louisiana oval.

 

Delta Downs will continue its opening week of racing on Wednesday with another nine-race card starting at 12:55 pm. The track will be dark on Thursday to observe Thanksgiving before closing out the week on Friday and Saturday, again with 12:55 pm first post times.

 

For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track 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.

 

Battered By Hurricane Laura, Delta Downs Is Back in Business

By Bill Finley

Take a quick glance at the opening day card at Delta Downs and it might seem like nothing has changed. The fields for Tuesday’s races are full, perennial leading trainer Karl Broberg has seven entered and the feature is a $60,000 stakes for Louisiana-breds that has attracted horses from the stables of Tom Amoss and Steve Asmussen.

But this will be a meet unlike any other at the track that sits just a few miles east of the Texas-Louisiana border. Delta Downs was directly in the path of Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 storm with winds reaching 150 miles per hour that all but tore the place apart when it hit land on Aug. 27. Since then, there’s been a full-court press to get the track ready for a delayed opening day of a meet that will be conducted during the day.

 

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