Louisiana-bred Gives Violence Second Rising Star of the Day

9th at FG , Alw, $46000 (6f) Winner: No Parole, c, 3 by Violence

Maggi Moss’s No Parole (Violence), a 14 1/4-length debut winner here Dec. 15–good for a 90 Beyer Speed Figure–again proved too much for his Louisiana-bred foes to handle as he romped to become the third ‘TDN Rising Star’ of the day and second by Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Violence. Off at prohibitive 1-5 odds, the $75,000 KEESEP yearling seized command early in the wet going, clicked off splits of :21.79 and :44.45 and cruised home all by his lonesome with just a couple of reminders before being geared down late to canter under the line 13 1/4 lengths to the good in 1:10.24. Palvera (My Pal Charlie) was best of the rest.

The winner’s dam was a stakes-winning turf sprinter at Penn National and hails from the extended female family of graded winners License Fee (Black Tie Affair {Ire}) and Greeley’s Galaxy (Mr. Greeley). She has a short yearling filly by Connect.

 

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Our Lost Love Wins Louisiana Futurity Filly Division

Louisiana Futurity (F)
Fair Grounds, 12-29-19, 6 furlongs
Two-Year-Olds, Accredited Louisiana Bred, Fillies, $100,000

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Our Lost Love, with Mitchell Murrill aboard, wins the 53rd running of the Louisiana Futurity- Filly Division at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, LA. Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr

OUR LOST LOVE
Half Ours–Lost Love Baby
Breeder: Tri-Star Racing LLC
Owner: Tri-Star Racing, LLC
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

2nd
Lizzy’s Star
Star Guitar–Winters Blast
Breeder: Michelle Lavoice
Owner: Allied Racing Stable, LLC
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: Gabriel Saez

3rd
Vacherie Girl
Tapiture–Saucey Officer
Breeder: Georgia Farms Inc
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Florent Geroux

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X Clown Takes Colt and Gelding Division of Louisiana Futurity

Louisiana Futurity (C&G)
Fair Grounds, 12-29-19, 6 furlongs
Two-Year-Olds, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $100,000

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X Clown, with Tyler Woodley aboard, wins the 57th running of Louisiana Futurity – Colt & Gelding Division at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

X CLOWN
Jimmy Creed–Evening Muse
Breeder: Michael Villar & Cynthia Villar
Owner: Set-Hut LLC
Trainer: Jerry Delhomme
Jockey: Tyler Woodley

2nd
Reach the Circle
Secret Circle–Sky Reach
Breeder: Ronald P. Webb
Owner: Maxie Wayne Kitchings, Jr.,
Trainer: Donald Melancon
Jockey: Jose Andres Guerrero

3rd
Fast Verdict
Hampton Court (AUS)–Freedom Afleet
Breeder: Morning Line Thoroughbreds LLC
Owner: Brady Broussard
Trainer: Carl J. Deville
Jockey: Devin H. Magnon

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BENDING SAINT GETS FIRST STAKES WIN IN THE B CONNECTED AT DELTA DOWNS

OWNER CRAIG DRAGO WINS THE B CONNECTED FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

B Connected Stakes
Delta Downs, 12-29-19, 7 furlongs
Three-Year-Olds and Upwards, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $70,000

BENDING SAINT
Saint Afleet–Bending Grass
Breeder: Daniel Chicola
Owner: Craig Drago
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

2nd
Double Barrel Man
Musket Man–Double Points Day
Breeder: Michele Rodriguez
Owner: GK Racing LLC
Trainer: Karl Broberg
Jockey: C.J. McMahon

3rd
Star Fitzstall
Star Guitar–Wild About Marie
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: Quincy Hamilton

 

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Bending Saint wins the $70,000 B Connected Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography.

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the 12th running of the $70,000 B Connected Stakes on Saturday night and it was Craig Drago’s Bending Saint who prevailed under jockey Tim Thornton. The win marked Bending Saint’s first in stakes company and it was the second year in a row that Drago won the same race. In 2018 he visited the B Connected winner’s circle with Just Stormin. Both horses were trained by Allen Landry.

 

Bending Saint broke sharply in the seven-furlong B Connected but did not gain the early advantage as Queeten sprinted out to a narrow lead and carved out fractional times of 23.54 seconds for the opening quarter mile, 48.13 for the half, and 1:13.58 for three quarters. When the field reached the second turn Thornton shook the reins after stalking the leader and his mount responded by overhauling Queeten and setting sail for home, widening his margin to four lengths over the 8-5 favorite Double Barrel Man at the finish line. Star Fitzstall finished third, another three lengths behind the top pair.

 

The final time of this year’s B Connected was 1:26.45. The race was run over a fast track.

 

The win by Bending Saint marked the eighth of his career from 31 overall starts. He earned $42,000 for the effort and now has a lifetime bankroll of $258,174.

 

Bred in Louisiana by Daniel Chicola, Bending Saint is a 5-year-old chestnut gelding by Saint Afleet, out of the Langfuhr mare Bending Grass.

 

Sent to the gate at odds of 5-2, Bending Saint paid $7 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.60 to show. Double Barrel Man paid $3.20 to place and $2.20 to show. Star Fitzstall was worth $2.80 to show.

 

Delta Downs will conduct its 13th week of live racing next Wednesday through Saturday. First post time Wednesday and Thursday nights will be at 4:55 pm CST. The first race on Friday and Saturday will be at 5:55 pm.

 

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DALE’S LIL SIS SNARES FIRST STAKES WIN IN THE $70,000 LOOKOUT AT DELTA DOWNS

KARL BROBERG TRAINEE EXTENDS WINS STREAK TO FOUR IN A ROW  

Lookout Stakes
Delta Downs, 12-28-19, 7 furlongs
Three-Year-Olds and Upwards, Accredited Louisiana Bred, Fillies and Mares, $70,000

DALE’S LIL SIS
Zong–Judy
Breeder: Indian Creek Thoroughbred Farm, LLC
Owner: End Zone Athletics, Inc.
Trainer: Karl Broberg
Jockey: C.J. McMahon

2nd
Blue Suade Guitar
Star Guitar–Persuading
Breeder: Brittlyn Stables, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

3rd
Thegrayspider
Mauk Four–Cigar Starter
Breeder: Robert E Hewlett
Owner: Mike Shamsie
Trainer: Mike Shamsie
Jockey: Larry Taylor

 

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Dale’s Lil Sis wins $70,000 Lookout Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography.

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the first of two stakes races this weekend on Friday night and it was Dale’s Lil Sis who proved best in the $70,000 Lookout Stakes for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares who had not won a stakes race. The win was her fourth consecutive score at Delta Downs this meet and her 11thoverall from 41 career starts.

 

Starting from the outside post position in a field of nine under jockey C. J. McMahon, Dale’s Lil Sis flashed her customary early speed while leading in the seven-furlong test around two turns. Her fractional times were 24.48 seconds for the quarter mile, 48.83 for the half and 1:13.79 for three-quarters.

 

When the field reached the top of the stretch, the Karl Broberg trainee took off and extended her lead to 4-3/4 lengths over race favorite Blue Suade Guitar by the time she reached the finish line. Blue Suade Guitar suffered a rough start and settled for the place spot, 3-1/4 lengths to the good of Thegrayspider who rallied from far back to finish third.

 

Dale’s Lil Sis, who is owned by End Zone Athletics, Inc., covered the distance of the Lookout in a time of 1:27.12 while racing on a fast track.

 

Dale’s Lil Sis earned $42,000 for the win, which raised the career bankroll to $226,250.

 

Bred in Louisiana by Indian Creek Thoroughbred Farms LLC, Dale’s Lil Sis is a 5-year-old chestnut runner by Zong, out of the Aldebaran mare Judy.

 

Sent to the gate as a slight second choice of the wagering public, Dale’s Lil Sis paid $5.80 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Blue Suade Guitar was worth $3 to place and $2.20 to show. Thegrayspider returned $6 to show.

 

Delta Downs will close out its 12th week of racing on Saturday night with a 10-race program that begins at 5:55 pm CST. The featured race will be the $70,000 B Connected Stakes, carded as the eighth event on the program.

 

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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Laughingsaintssong Fastest In Louisiana Champions Day Sprint

Louisiana Champions Day Sprint
Fair Grounds, 12-14-19, 6 furlongs
Three Year Olds and Upwards, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $100,000

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Laughingsaintssong, with Colby Hernandez aboard, wins the 29th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

LAUGHINGSAINTSONG
Songandaprayer–Laughing Saint
Breeder: J. E. Jumonville Jr. & Bunny Jumonville
Owner: Rodney J. Verret
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

2nd
Takes Two to Tango
Half Ours–Doyouwanttodance
Breeder: Melissa Cantacuzene
Owner: Melissa Cantacuzene
Trainer: J. Luis Garcia
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Double Barrel Man
Musket Man–Double Points Day
Breeder: Michele Rodriguez
Owner: GK Racing LLC
Trainer: Karl Broberg
Jockey: Jack Gilligan

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Pound For Pound Edges Trevilion for Louisiana Champions Day Classic Victory

Louisiana Champions Day Classic
Fair Grounds, 12-14-19, 1 mile and 1/8
Three Year Olds and Upwards, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $150,000

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Pound For Pound, with Aubrie Green aboard, wins the 29th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

POUND FOR POUND
Redding Colliery–Buttercup’s Song
Breeder: J. Adcock & B&B Bloodstock
Owner: Israel Flores Horses LLC
Trainer: Andrea Ancil Ali
Jockey: Aubrie Green

2nd
Trevilion
Lone Star Special–Spotsylvania
Breeder: Tigertail Ranch
Owner: Tigertail Ranch
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Underpressure
Birdstone–Charming Colleen
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: Mallory Greiner
Trainer: Chris Richard
Jockey: Corey J. Lanerie

 

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Chimney Rock Victorious in Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes

Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile
Fair Grounds, 12-14-19, 6 fulrongs
Two Year Old, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $100,000

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Chimney Rock, with Florent Geroux aboard, wins the 29th running of Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile. Hodges Photography / Ann Switalski

CHIMNEY ROCK
Artie Schiller–What’s Your Point
Breeder: Stargazers, LLC & Clear Creek Stud, LLC
Owner: Three Diamonds Farm
Trainer: Michael J. Maker
Jockey: Florent Geroux

2nd
Binding Agreement
Bind–Fairyland Lustre
Breeder: Columbine Stable, LLC
Owner: Columbine Stable LLC
Trainer: Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

3rd
Outofmybind
Bind–Morning Memory
Breeder: Richard Ringo
Owner: Richard Ringo
Trainer: James E. Hodges
Jockey: James Graham

 

Chimney Rock, a maiden winner over the Saratoga turf Sept. 1, was a narrowly beaten second just a week later in the Sept. 7 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint S. and again in the Oct. 6 Indian Summer S. at Keeneland. He was beaten three-quarters of a length when second behind Four Wheel Drive (American Pharoah) in the Nov. 1 GII Breeders= Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint last time out. Making his first attempt on dirt since a third-place finish on debut in the Belmont slop in late June, the bay colt raced off the pace while three wide down the backstretch. He moved up four wide to challenge for the lead at the top of the stretch and powered clear to a much-the-best victory.

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Vacherie Girl Wins Louisiana Champions Day Lassie

Louisiana Champions Day Lassie
Fair Grounds, 12-14,19, 6 furlongs
Two-Year-Old, Accredited Louisiana Bred, Fillies, $100,000

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Vacherie Girl, with Florent Geroux aboard, wins the 29th running of Louisiana Champions Day Lassie at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

VACHERIE GIRL
Tapiture–Saucey Officer
Breeder: Georgia Farms Inc
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Florent Geroux

2nd
Our Lost Love
Half Ours–Lost Love Baby
Breeder: Tri-Star Racing LLC
Owner: Tri-Star Racing, LLC
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

3rd
Sincerity
Mucho Macho Man–Hartfelt
Breeder: Adcock’s Red River Farm, LLC & J. Adcock
Owner: Windylea Farm, LLC
Trainer: Danny Pish
Jockey: Kent J. Desormeaux

 

Vacherie Girl closed stoutly to record a 6 1/2-length debut win while facing state-bred foes going 5 1/2 furlongs at this track Nov. 28. The chestnut filly raced in the clear at midpack as the field split into two groups down the backstretch. She surged into contention on the turn and closed determinedly down the lane to get on top in the final strides. Vacherie Girl, the second stakes winner for her freshman sire (by Tapit), was purchased for $87,000 following a :10 1/5 work at this year’s OBS June sale.

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Pound for Pound Wins Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Fair Grounds’ Dec. 14 feature first black-type win for trainer Andrea Ancil Ali.

 

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Israel Flores Horses’ Pound for Pound edged Trevilion to take the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, giving trainer Andrea Ancil Ali and jockey Aubrie Green their first black-type wins Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The Classic was the highlight on a 13-race card for accredited Louisiana-breds, including three Quarter Horse stakes.

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