News - Racing October  23, 2017

Pyc First Prize Mia Scores Mothers Day Victory, Second Stakes Win of Delta Season


Pyc First Prize Mia, under jockey J.R. Ramirez, winning the $40,000 Mothers Day Stakes Saturday night at Delta Downs Saturday night.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 7, 2016—Racing for owner Lester Colomb, Jr., Pyc First Prize Mia defeated stablemate Patriot Sayin Adios by three-quarters in the $25,000 Mothers Day Stakes Saturday night at Delta Downs. First Fancy Prize finished half-a-length back in the show position.

Pyc First Prize Mia put in a solid rally under jockey J.R. Ramirez to complete the 350 yards in :17.617 second, an 88 speed index. The $15,000 Mothers Day winner's purse brings the daughter of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon's earnings total to nearly $55,000.

Conditioned by Kenneth Weeks, Pyc First Prize Mia entered the Mothers Day Stakes off a win in the Delta Dash Stakes on April 23. It was her third consecutive win and sixth overall from 13 career starts.

Winning owner Lester Colomb, Jr., trainer Kenneth Weeks and jockey J.R. Ramirez winning accept the Mothers Day Stakes trophy at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Weetona Stanley bred the 4-year-old multiple stakes winner in Oklahoma from the Fly Jess Fly mare First Prize Diamond.

Patriot Sayin Adios put in a late rush under jockey John Hamilton to pickup the $8,000 runners-up paycheck. Also trained by Weeks, the 5-year-old daughter of Jet Black Patriot races for owner Janice Bell. Bred in Louisiana by Joseph Henry Major Thibaut, Jr., Patriot Sayin Adios is a multiple stakes-placed earner of $84,970.

Making her first start of the season, and first start against older horses, graded stakes-placed First Prize Fancy used a late bid to get up for the show spot worth $2,750. Michael Taylor conditions the 3-year-old daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon for the partnership of Raymond Loup, Monica and Scott Jones. Second in the Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity last season, the bay filly has earned nearly $79,000.

Also bred in Oklahoma by Weetona Stanley and William Smith, First Fancy Prize is out of First Prize Fancy, a Mr Jess Perry half-sister to the aforementioned First Prize Diamond.

The payoffs for Pyc First Prize Mia were $12.80 to win, $6.80 to place and $3.60 to show. Patriot Sayin Adios was worth $16.60 to place and $4.80 to show. First Fancy Prize paid $4 to show.

Shes A Fast Dash, Not Perry Pretty, Fly By You, Sydney Leigh, Outlook Is Good and Wheres Mom completed the field.

Delta Downs will begin its fourth week of racing on Wednesday night. First post time is set for 6:15 pm CT.

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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