News - Racing October  20, 2017

Oak Hill Streak Gets First Stakes Win in Louisiana Purchase


Oak Hill Streak, under jockey Gilbert Ortiz, winning the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes Friday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 6, 2016—Vanessa Bartoo's Oak Hill Streak stepped up from a solid Allowance career to defeat Voncitas Game by half-a-length in the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes Friday night at Delta Downs.

Under jockey Gilbert Ortiz Oak Hill Streak was bumped from both sides but still prevailed to a :17.638 clocking, an 88-speed index for the 350 yards. The $24,000 winner's purse boosted her career total to $86,610.

Trainer John Stinebaugh saddled the daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash to her fifth win in nine starts. She entered the race off an allowance win at Hialeah Park on February 12. Arnold Trahan bred the 4-year-old filly from the stakes winning Streakin La Jolla mare Streakin Amber.

Winning jockey Gilbert Ortiz accepts the Louisiana
Purchase Stakes trophy Friday night at Delta Downs.
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Multiple stakes-placed Voncitas Game races for owner Judith Ladner and trainer Edwin Lee Ladner. Antonio Alberto rode the 5-year-old Game Patriot gelding out of Voncita, by Streakin Jewel. He earned $8,000 to push his bankroll to $112,917.

Alejandro Sanchez, Jr.'s Louisiana Legends picked up $4,300 for third place effort. Also multiple stakes-placed, the 4-year-old Jet Black Patriot gelding is conditioned by trainer Carlos Saldvar and was ridden by Raul Ramirez, Jr. Patton Farms bred the earner of more than $118,000 from the Some Dasher mare Sheza Cash Dasher.

ent to the gate at odds of 8-1, Oak Hill Streak paid $18.20 to win, $8.80 to place and $4.20 to show. Voncitas Game returned $14.40 to place and $7.60 to show. Louisiana Legends was worth $4.40 to show.

Posttime favorite showed last interest to finish fourth. Running Game, Jess Blueby Lena, B And G Fast Dash and Hesagoutitwoshoes completed the field.

Delta Downs will close out its third week of American Quarter Horse racing on Saturday night with a 10-race program that gets underway at 6:15 pm.

Saturday’s featured race is the $25,000 Mother’s Day Stakes. The track will also simulcast the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs at approximately 5:34 pm.

For more information about the current season, visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com or on the Facebook page, ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

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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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