TESTING ONE TWO AS EASY AS ONE TWO THREE IN THE OWNERS APPRECIATION DISTAFF AT DELTA DOWNS

TESTING ONE TWO - Owner Appreciation Distaff Stakes - 7th Running - 03-08-19 - R10 - DED-01
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Owner Appreciation Distaff Stakes
Delta Downs, 3-8-19, 8 furlongs
3YO and upwards, fillies and mares, $60,000

TESTING ONE TWO
Star Guitar–Yes Sir
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc. (LA)
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Brittlyn Stable, Inc
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Maline
Fusaichi Pegasus–Tourmaline
Breeder: Al Ulwelling & Bill Ulwelling (LA)
Owner: Margaret Lanetta Haa
Trainer: Beverly Burress
Jockey: Eguard Andres Tejera

3rd
Saffron Spirit
Ghostzapper–Amber Grace
Breeder: Blackstone Farm LLC (PA)
Owner: Late Night Stables LLC
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Jockey: Joel Dominguez

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $68,000 Owner Appreciation Distaff on Friday night and it was Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Testing One Two who came away with her second stakes win of the season under jockey Diego Saenz. Testing One Two is conditioned by Victor Arceneaux.

 

Testing One Two used a perfect trip in the Owner Appreciation Distaff as she stalked an early speed dual between Americium, Arch Arch Baby and Cause You Can. That trio volleyed for the lead through opening fractions of 22.89 seconds for the quarter-mile, 47.52 for the half and 1:13.52 for three-quarters. When the field reached the second turn of their one-mile journey, Testing One Two put the leaders away and set sail for home while opening up a clear lead in the stretch.

 

At the finish line, Testing One Two was 2-1/4 lengths clear of Maline who rallied for second while Saffron Spirit finished another two lengths behind in third. Testing One Two covered the eight furlongs in a time of 1:41.86 while running on fast track.

 

The win by Testing One Two was the eighth of her 13-race career. It was also her second stakes victory of the season. She also won the Treasure Chest Stakes on November 16. Friday night’s score was worth $42,000 and it raised her career bankroll to $399,660.

 

Testing One Two was bred in Louisiana by her owner. She is a 4-year-old bay filly by Star Guitar, out of the Scat Daddy mare Yes Sir.

 

Sent to the gate as the favorite at odds of 8-5, Testing One Two paid $5.20 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.20 to show. Maline was worth $8.20 to place and $4 to show. Saffron Spirit returned $6.60 to show.

 

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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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Oaklawn May Split Rebel Stakes to Help Horsemen

In an unprecedented move, the Oaklawn Jockey Club announced today [March 6, 2019] that it stands ready to split the $1 million Rebel Stakes on Saturday, March 16.

The announcement came just hours after Santa Anita racetrack in California announced it is suspending racing indefinitely due to poor weather and track conditions. The Santa Anita suspension has the potential to upend traditional West Coast prep races for the Kentucky Derby.

If the Rebel is split, each division will carry a purse of $750,000, and each division will offer 63.75 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.

In making the announcement, Oaklawn President Louis Cella said he hopes the situation in California resolves itself quickly, precluding any reason to split the Rebel. “But if that is not the case, Oaklawn stands ready to help horsemen around the country,” said Cella.

Cella added, “From a financial standpoint, splitting the race makes no sense whatsoever. If we split it, it will be strictly on the basis of sportsmanship and what is best for the sport and best for top three year olds trying to get to Kentucky.”

Cella said both divisions of the Rebel would need to attract a minimum of ten runners in order to justify the split.

According to Oaklawn general manager Wayne Smith, track officials were on the phone all day Wednesday with horsemen around the country. “Plus we reached out to Arkansas Racing Chairman Alex Lieblong and to Bill Walmsley, president of the Arkansas division of the HBPA. Both gentlemen were completely supportive of our offer.”

The deadline for nominating to the Rebel Stakes was to have been midnight, March 7. But, Smith said the deadline is going to be pushed back to midnight, Friday, March 8.

If the Rebel is split, it will be first time in American racing history for a million dollar race to be split and run in two divisions.

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CRESCENTCITYPRETTY SCORES GORGEOUS VICTORY IN AZALEA STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

– JOSE CAMEJO TRAINEE GETS FIRST STAKES WIN OF HER CAREER –

 

Crescentcitypretty, Azalea Stakes - 03-01-19
Crescentcitypretty wins the Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography

 

Azalea Stakes
Delta Downs, 3-1-19, 7 furlongs
3YO Fillies, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $70,000

CRESCENTCITYPRETTY
Bernardini – Penelope Plum
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: D. Saenz

2nd
Fortune Got Even
Stephen Got Even-Fortune In Gold
Breeder: Wendell A. Templet
Owner: Ricky Courville
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: A. Broussard

3rd
Madeforlife
First Defense-Slews Return
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: James McIngvale
Trainer: Chris Richard
Jockey: G. Melancon

 

VINTON, LA. – Crescentcitypretty used a strong performance to notch the first stakes of her career in the $70,000 Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs on Friday night for owner Brittlyn Stable, Inc. The 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini won the race under jockey Diego Saenz who got a leg up from trainer Jose Camejo.

 

After breaking sharply, Crescentcitypretty pressed the early pace set by Blowing Bayou, who carved out fractional times of 23.54 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 48.35 for the half in the seven-furlong test for sophomore Louisiana-bred fillies. Saenz began to ask for more run going into the far tun and Crescentsitypretty responded by putting away Blowing Bayou and opening up in the homestretch. At the finish line she was 5-3/4 lengths better than Fortune Got Even who just nosed out Madeforlife for the place.

 

Crescentcitypretty covered seven furlongs of the Azalea Stakes in a time of 1:28.35 while running on a track listed as good.

 

The win by Crescentcitypretty came in her third career start. She most recently finished third in the Louisiana Premier Night Starlet on February 9 after breaking her maiden at first asking in on January 16. Friday night’s tally earned her $42,000 and raised her bankroll to $79,000.

 

Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Crescentcitypretty is a 3-year-old bay filly by Bernardini out of the Badge of Silver mare Penelope Plum.

 

Fans who wagered on the race made Crescentcitypretty the overwhelming 1-5 favorite and she paid $2.40 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Fortune Got Even was worth $3.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Madeforlife paid $2.10 to show.

 

Delta Downs will close out its race week on Saturday with another program that begins at 5:25 pm CST. The 10-race card includes the $70,000 Pelican Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds.

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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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JIMI’S A STAR SHINES BRIGHT IN THE PELICAN STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

– THE HENRY B. JOHNSON TRAINEE PREVAILS AS A HEAVY WAGERING FAVORITE –

 

 

JIMI'S A STAR - Pelican Stakes-The 8th Running - 03-02-19 - R09 - DED-01
Jimi’s A Star wins the Pelican Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography

 

Pelican Stakes
Delta Downs, 3-2,19, 7 furlongs
3YO Louisiana Breds, $70,000

JIMI’S A STAR
Star Guitar – Unusual Strike
Breeder: James Boyd
Owner: James A. Boyd
Trainer: Henry B. Johnson, Jr.
Jockey: E. Nieves

2nd
Titanium Pledge
Songandaprayer-Titanium Jane
Breeder: Riceland Racing Stables LLC
Owner: Riceland Racing Stables LLC
Trainer: Enis Mouton
Jockey: J.A. Guerrero

3rd
Power Jet
Power Broker-Zada Rae
Breeder: Joseph Adcock
Owner: William T. Reed
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: R. Morales

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $70,000 Pelican Stakes on Saturday night and it was James A. Boyd’s Jimi’s a Star who prevailed under jockey Emanuel Nieves. The winner is trained by Henry B. Johnson, Jr.

 

Sent to the gate as an odds-on favorite, Jimi’s a Star was taken back early in the seven-furlong Pelican as Conniejoe set the early fractional times of 23.57 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 48.40 for the half. Midway up the backstretch Jimi’s a Star began a sustained rally that put him within three lengths of the lead with a furlong to go. In the stretch he rallied passed his competition and reported home ¾ of a length in front of Titanium Pledge who finished second and Power Jet, who was another neck behind in third.

 

Jimi’s a Star covered the distance of the Pelican in a time of 1:28.42 while running on a fast track.

 

The victory was the first stakes score of Jimi’s a Star’s career and earned $42,000 for the effort. His career bankroll now stands at $129,820 on three wins from 12 trips to the starting gate.

 

Jimi’s a Star is a 3-year-old gray or roan gelding by Star Guitar out of the Unusual Heat mare Unusual Strike. He was bred in Louisiana by his owner.

 

Fans who wagered on Jimi’s a Star collected $3 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Titanium Pledge was worth $10.20 to place and $4.20 to show. Power Jet paid $4.20 to show.

 

Delta Downs will begin another week of racing on Wednesday night with a 10-race program that begins at 5:25 pm. The Thursday program next week will feature 11 races and Friday and Saturday night’s action will have 12 races per night. There will be a special post time of 4:55 pm on both of those expanded cards.

 

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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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Grand Luwegee Gives Grand Performance to Win Louisiana Premier Night Championship

GRAND LUWEGEE - LA Bred Premier Night Championship - 16th Running - 02-09-19 - R09 - DED-01
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Louisiana Premier Night Championship S.
Delta Downs, 2-9-19, 1 1/16 Mile
4YOs & Up, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $150,000

GRAND LUWEGEE
El Corredor-Magical Mia, by Gold Fever
Breeder: Gerard Perron
Owner: Gerard Perron
Trainer: Gerard Perron
Jockey: D. Saenz

2nd
Givemeaminit
Star Guitar-Powerful Nation, by Turkoman
Breeder: Clear Creek Stud LLC
Owner: Valene Farms LLC
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: G. Melancon

3rd
Mageez
Musket Man-Spaseeba, by Spectacular Bid
Breeder: James A. McGehee Jr.
Owner: Double Dam Farm LLC
Trainer: Delmar R. Caldwell
Jockey: R. Morales

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Hyper Piper Takes Home Louisiana Premier Night Distaff

HYPER PIPER - LA Bred Premier Night Distaff - 16th Running - 02-09-19 - R10 - DED-01
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Louisiana Premier Night Distaff S.
Delta Downs, 2-9-19, 1 Mile
4YOs & Up, Accredited Louisiana Bred Fillies and Mares, $125,000

HYPER PIPER
Old Fashioned-Filaree, by Sara (GB)
Breeder: Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez and John Duvieilh
Owner: Earl Hernandez, Keith Hernandez and John Duvieilh
Trainer: Sam B. David, Jr.
Jockey: T. Thornton

2nd
Testing One Two
Star Guitar-Yes Sir, by Scat Daddy
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: D. Saenz

3rd
Mr. Al’s Gal
Salute The Sarge-Spanish Ice, by Spanish Steps
Breeder: J. Adcock & Neal McFadden
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Justin Jeansonne
Jockey: R.E. Eramia

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Wonder Run Draws Clear to Take Louisiana Premier Night Sprint

WONDER RUN - LA Bred Premier Night Sprint - 16th Running - 02-09-19 - R11 - DED-01
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Louisiana Premier Night Sprint S.
Delta Downs, 2-9-19, 5 furlongs
4YOs & Up, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $100,000

WONDER RUN
Run Production-Gal Wonder, by Three Wonders
Breeder: Carrol J. Castille
Owner: Whispering Oaks Farm LLC
Trainer: Steven B. Flint
Jockey: D. Saenz

2nd
Monte Man
Custom For Carlos-Sarah’s My Angel, by Sutter’s Prospect
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
Jockey: G. Melancon

3rd
Win Lion Win
Lion Tamer-Twinwinwin, by Twining
Breeder: Rebecca Farm LLC
Owner: Farm d’Allie Racing Stable
Trainer: Allison Ramsay-Banks
Jockey: K.J. Smith

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Shang Wins Louisiana Premier Night Prince

SHANG - La Bred Premier Night Prince Stakes - 02-09-19 - R08 - DED-01
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Louisiana Premier Night Prince S.
Delta Downs, 2-9-19, 1 mile
3YOs, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $100,000

SHANG
Shanghai Bobby-Humble Janet, by Humble Eleven
Breeder: Cloyce C. Clark, Jr.
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: D. Saenz

2nd
Classy John
Songandaprayer-Kitty’s Got Class, by Old Forester
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Owner: Valene Farms LLC
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: C.J. Lanerie

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

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Ours To Run Proves Best in Louisiana Premier Night Matron

OURS TO RUN - LA Bred Premier Night Matron Stakes - 02-09-19 - R07 - DED-01
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Louisiana Premier Night Matron S.
Delta Downs, 2-9-19, 5 furlongs
4YOs & Up, Accredited Louisiana Breds Fillies and Mares, $100,000

OURS TO RUN
Half Ours-Brown Eyed Baby, by Mineshaft
Breeder: Clifford Grum
Owner: Colonel Thoroughbreds
Trainer: J. Larry Jones
Jockey: R. Morales

2nd
Minit To Stardom
Star Guitar-Wild About Marie, by Wildcat Heir
Breeder: Brittlyn Stables, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Albert M. Stall
Jockey: C.J. Hernandez

3rd
Lovely Charlie
My Pal Charlie-Lovely R R, by Carson City
Breeder: Michele Rodriguez
Owner: Elite Thoroughbreds Racing
Trainer: Lee Thomas
Jockey: A. Broussard

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Goodprofit Edges Rivals to Take Louisiana Premier Night Starlet

GOODPROFIT - LA Bred Premier Night Starlet Stakes - 02-09-19 - R02 - DED-01
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Louisiana Premier Night Starlet S.
Delta Downs, 2-9-19, 1 Mile
3YOs, Accredited Louisiana Bred Fillies, $100,000

GOODPROFIT
Guilt Trip-Charming Colleen, by Charismatic
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: James McIngvale
Trainer: Chris Richard
Jockey: G. Melancon

2nd
Midnight Fantasy
Midnight Lute-St. Jean, by Macho Uno
Breeder: J. Adcock & Hume Wornall
Owner: Carl R. Moore Management LLC
Trainer: Joe Sharp
Jockey: A. Beschizza

3rd
Crescentcitypretty
Bernardini-Penelope Plum, by Badge of Silver
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittley Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: D. Saenz

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