TRAINER VICTOR ARCENEAUX SWEEPS WEEKEND STAKES RACES
Gold Cup Stakes
Delta Downs, 10-12-19, One Mile
Accredited Louisiana Bred, 3-year-olds & Upwards, $100,000
Lone Star Special-Spotsylvania
Breeder: Tigertail Ranch
Owner: Tigertail Ranch
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz
Breeder: James A. Mcgehee Jr.
Owner: Double Dam Farm LLC
Trainer: Delmar R. Caldwell
Jockey: Roberto Morales
Jimi’s A Star
Star Guitar-Unusual Strike
Breeder: James Boyd
Owner: James A. Boyd
Trainer: Henry B. Johnson, Jr.
Jockey: Emanuel Nieves
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs wrapped up its first week of live racing on Saturday night with the $100,000 Gold Cup Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and up competing at one mile. Tigertail Ranch’s Trevilion notched the initial stakes win of his career in the event and in the process gave trainer Victor Arceneaux a sweep of the weekend stakes activity. Arceneaux also saddled Mariah’s Galaxy before her score in the $100,000 Magnolia Stakes on Friday night.
Breaking from the outside post position in a field of 10, Trevilion stalked the early pace in the Gold Cup under jockey Diego Saenz sitting two lengths off the lead of Just Stormin. The latter carved out fractional times of 23.46 seconds for the opening quarter mile, and 48.15 for the half. As the field entered the far turn, Just Stormin was gave way to Trevilion who made a three-wide move and powered on to a four-length win over Mageez, who closed late for second. Jimi’s a Star also rallied to grab third, another head behind the runner-up.
The final time of the Gold Gup for Trevilion was 1:39.85 over a fast track.
Trevilion has now won four of seven career starts. His lifetime bankroll now stands at $143,250 after depositing another $60,000 on Saturday night.
Bred in Louisiana by his owner, Trevilion is a 3-year-old gelding by Lone Star Special, out of the Marquetry mare Spotsylvania.
Sent to the gate at odds of 7-2 on the totebard, Trevilion paid $9.60 to win, $4.60 to place and $3.60 to show. Mageez was worth $4.40 to place and $3.20 to show. Jimi’s a Star returned $5.80 to show.
Delta Downs will begin its second week of the new season on Wednesday night with another 10-race program that begins at 4:55 pm CST. Next week’s featured races include the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel on Friday night and the $100,000 Louisiana Legacy on Saturday.
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