Our Lost Love Wins Take Charge Brandi S. Among Open Company

Take Charge Brandi S.
Delta Downs, 2-28-20, 7 furlongs
Three-Year-Old Fillies, $70,000

Our Lost Love - Take Charge Brandi - 02-28-20
Our Lost Love wins the Take Charge Brandi Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography

Half Ours-Lost Love Baby
Breeder: Tri-Star Racing
Owner: Tri-Star Racing
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Joel Dominguez

West Bank Baby
Candy Ride (ARG)-Rever de Vous
Breeder: Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY)
Owner: Allied Racing Stable, LLC
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: C.J. McMahon

Green Monster
Breeder: Animal Science Sept/ U of K (KY)
Owner: Wayne T. Davis
Trainer: Shane Wilson
Jockey: Filemon T. Rodriguez



VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs kicked off its final weekend of Thoroughbred racing for 2019-20 on Friday night with an 11-race program that featured a pair of stakes events. The $76,300 Take Charge Brandi was won by Our Lost Love and the $70,600 Owner Appreciation Distaff was annexed by Shes Our Fastest.


The Take Charge Brandi, a seven-furlong test for 3-year-old fillies, was over soon after it began, as Our Lost Love broke sharply form her inside post position and dictated the pace throughout before reporting home 1-1/4 lengths in front of West Bank Baby and Green Monster, who finished another 2-3/4 lengths behind the top pair.


Under jockey Joel Dominguez, the dark bay or brown winner carved out fractional times of 23.57 seconds for the opening quarter mile, 48.41 for the half, and 1:14.17 for three-quarters before finishing up in 1:28.22. The race was contested over a fast track.


The win by Our Lost Love, who is trained by Joey Foster, was the fourth of her seven-race career. She’s won two-of-four starts at Delta Downs. Her $48,000 first-place prize on Friday raised her bankroll to $181,820.


Bred in Louisiana by her owner Tri Star Racing, LLC, Our Lost Love is a 3-year-old filly by Half Ours, out of the Private Vow mare Lost Love Baby.


Sent to the gate as the betting favorite at odds of 3-2, Our Lost Love paid $5 to win, $3.40 to place and $3 to show. West Bank Baby was worth $7.20 to place and $4.80 to show. Green Monster paid $5 to show.


Take Charge Brandi Stakes
Delta Downs, 1-12-18, 7 furlongs, $60,000
3YO fillies

Star Guitar – Yes Sir
B- Brittlyn, Inc.
O- Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
T- Victor Arceneaux
J- D. Saenz

TESTING ONE TWO - The 6th Running of the Take Charge Brandi Stakes - 01-12-18 - R07 - DED-02

The $60,000 Take Charge Brandi Stakes was won impressively by Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Testing One Two under jockey Diego Saenz, Friday night at Delta Downs in Vinton, LA.

The Take Charge Brandi was a seven-furlong test for 3-year-old fillies and Testing One Two, who is trained by Victor Arceneaux, used a stalking style plus a strong finish in the stretch to win the event by a widening four lengths over Upset Brewing. Laudation finished another 1-1/2 lengths behind the top pair in third. The winner covered the distance over a fast track in 1:27.08.

The victory by Testing One Two marked her third win in a row and her second straight tally in stakes company. She also took the Louisiana Legacy at Delta Downs on November 17 by an astounding 16-1/2 lengths while making her stakes debut. Testing One Two earned $36,000 for her exploits in the Take Charge Brandi and now boasts a career bankroll of $150,135. 

Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Testing One Two is a bay filly by Star Guitar, out of the Scat Daddy mare Yes Sir.

Sent to the gate as the 6-5 wagering favorite, Testing One Two paid $4.40 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Upset Brewing was worth $3.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Laudation returned $3.20 to show.