Today's Headlines June  25, 2017

Jess Bein The Hero Saves The Day By Winning The Miss Polly Classic at Delta Downs

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 24 , 2017—Delta Downs hosted the $50,000 Miss Polly Classic (G3) on Saturday night and it was Jess Bein the Hero who proved best in the 400-yard showdown for 3-year-olds and up.

Under jockey Santiago Mendez, Jess Bein the Hero won his third stakes race in his last four starts for trainer Miguel Rodriguez and owner Juan F. Martinez-Labastida.

After breaking alertly from the sixth post positon in a field of eight, Jess Bein the Hero battle for the early lead before gaining a neck advantage over runner-up Politically Corrupt on the finish line. Brave Heart Won finished another half-length behind the top pair in third. The running time for Jess Bein the



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HALFWAY MARK OF THE YEAR AND MUCH MORE TO COME!


The first five months of 2017 have flown by filled with many exciting racing highlights and notable accomplishments. The Louisiana Downs Quarter Horse meet produced two exceptional futurity winners and no weather-related mishaps; a huge relief after the flooding in 2016. Delta Downs is off to a great start in their live season with high-level competition from both juveniles and seasoned veterans.

On April 8, the second LQHBA Hall of Fame class was inducted and the 2016 champions were saluted in a very memorable evening. But perhaps the greatest highlight of the first half of the yea





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