News - Racing October  22, 2017

New World Record in Delta Downs Louisiana Showcase Undercard Stakes


B And G Fast Dash, under jockey Donald Watson, kicked off the Delta Downs stakes card on Saturday to win the Live Oak Stakes.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 8, 2017—Eight stakes on the closing night card of the 2017 Quarter Horse meet at Delta Downs included four undercard stakes worth $190,000 for Louisiana-breds.

The undercard races were dominated by wagering favorites, leading connections and Jet Black Patriot progeny, resulting in a new world record for 220 yards.

B and G Fast Dash Clear in the Live Oak Stakes

Stakes action began in the second race with the $50,000 Live Oak Stakes, featuring 3-year-olds and up racing 870 yards. The longest race of the card appeared to be over early as post-time favorite B and G Fast Dash ($3.40) led the pack from the break and extended the lead to over three lengths at the wire.

Jockey Donald Watson and B and G Fast Dash came home in 45.973 and earned a 95 speed index for owner Mo Racing and leading Delta Downs trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. The 5-year-old gelding is by Heza Fast Dash, out of Rita Regent by Gold Regent, bred by B & G Group Investments Inc.

B and G Fast Dash is an 870-yard specialist, never out of the money in six starts at this distance. He is a multiple stakes winner with $180,870 earned in 21 lifetime starts.

There was no catching the winner, but his stablemate, Dashing with Courage, and jockey Donell Blake closed for a narrow second-place finish. Dashing with Courage is a 5-year-old gelding owned by Douglas Traylor. The Jess Louisiana Blue gelding is out of the Stoli mare Faith and Courage, bred by J. E. Jumonville.

A nose behind Dashing with Courage but three lengths ahead of the rest of the pack was Im Mighty Fast and jockey Jose Rodriguez, trained by Jesus Garrido for owner Triple C Racing Stables, LLC. Im Mighty Fast was bred by Brent Cody Leblanc, by Mighty Corona and out of the Beat the Feet mare Sheza Fast Doll.

Completing the Live Oak Stakes field were Game Own, Rakin in the Jax, Agoutis Snowplow and First Prize Chad.

Bjs Magic Wings Soars in Front of Louisiana Starter Stakes Field

Showcase stakes resumed in the fifth race with the $40,000 Louisiana Starter Stakes, in which Bjs Magic Wings and Donald James Guynes dominated the field of 3-year-olds and up at 300 yards. The even-money favorite returned $4.00 to win as he cleared the field by two lengths, with a blanket finish behind him competing for second place. Guynes and Bjs Magic Wings’ final time of 15.260 earned them a 96 speed index.

Bjs Magic Wings, under jockey Donald Guynes, easily winning the Louisiana Starter Stakes. © Coady Photography
Bjs Magic Wings is trained by Kenneth Weeks and is owned by Lester Colomb, Jr. Bessie Lea Jeane bred the 5-year-old gelding by Dragon Wings, out of Magic Shine by First to Shine.

This was the first stakes win for Bjs Magic Wings, who has now earned $113,030 in 23 lifetime starts.

Second place went to the biggest price on the board, Sizzlin On Da Bayou, and jockey Alejandro Medina. Sizzlin On Da Bayou is trained by Josue Huitron for owner Joel Huitron and was bred by Jumonville Farms and Burnett Ranch. The 3-year-old gelding is by Sizzling Cartel, out of Eyejesslovelouisiana, by Mr Jess Perry.

A nose behind in third was Toast to Nana and John Hamilton. The 4-year-old filly is owned by Joseph Landreneau and is trained by Lanny Keith. By Toast to Dash, Toast to Nana was bred by Rick Boutte out of the Streakin La Jolla mare Streakin Nana.

Completing the Louisiana Starter Stakes field were Struttin Spirit, Tm Goinsouth, Corona and Jewels and Sheza Fast Mom.

World Record Falls in Flying Breed Stakes

In Race 6, sprinting 3-year-olds and up competed in the 220-yard $50,000 Flying Breed Stakes. Magic Black Jack and jockey Everardo Rodriguez stopped the clock in 11.466, registering a speed index of 118 and breaking the world record for 220 yards.

Magic Black Jack, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, sets a new track record for 220 yards at Delta Downs,while winning the Flying Breed Stakes. © Coady Photography

Prior to Saturday evening, the world record for 220 yards was 11.493, set at Los Alamitos by Travel Plan on April 19, 2009.

The previous track record at Delta Downs, set in 2015 by JessJinging, was 11.741; the top three finishers of the 2017 Flying Breed Stakes each posted a faster time.

Magic Black Jack ($4.60) is a 4-year-old gelding by Jet Black Patriot who won the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) in 2015 and has won half of his lifetime ten starts. He was bred by Willie Salard, out of the Stoli mare Stoli Alikat. Martin Trejo trains for owner Ana L. Alvidrez.

Another Jet Black Patriot gelding, though not as well-supported at the windows, completed the exacta. Heasablackmagic at odds of 23-1 and jockey Jesse Lee Levario finished a half-length in front of the rest of the pack for trainer Telma Janet Loya and owner Yiret Duran. The 6-year-old gelding is out of the Toast to Dash mare Toast of Magic and was bred by Gerald Paul Vidrine.

The third horse to help break the track record was Sweet Bru, trained by Gary Shane Mason for owner Jose Ortiz. Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. had the call. Sweet Bru, by Embrujo Fq, was bred by Ceburn L Baker Jr out of Dashin Sweetpea, by Dashin Bye. Prior to the Flying Breed, the 4-year-old filly had won five consecutive races dating back to December 2016.

Completing the Flying Breed Stakes field were Cute Mic Jagger, Scoopies Leaving You, Big Daddy Bux, Gt Divalicious, Tellem Im Pumped and Heza Fast Wokatee. Punctuality was scratched.

Jet Black Rogue Duels to Flashy Hemp Victory

A pair of 4-year-old Jet Black Patriot fillies dueled to the wire in the $50,000 Flashy Hemp Stakes for fillies and mares, but it was Jet Black Rogue who emerged a neck in front to win over Punctuality.

Jet Black Rogue, under jockey John Hamilton, winning the $50,000 Flashy Hemp Stakes. © Coady Photography
Jet Black Rogue was ridden by the current leading rider of the Delta Downs meet, John Hamilton. The pair covered the 330-yard race in 16.474 to earn a 103 speed index for owner David Dunn and trainer Michael Taylor.

The win was Jet Black Rogue’s second in a stakes event following her victory in the $264,398 LQHBA Derby last November at Evangeline. The class of the field, Jet Black Rogue has earned $423,101 in 13 lifetime starts, including a second-place finish in the $1,000,000 LQHBA Futurity (RG1) in 2015.

The filly was bred by Triple M Farms LLC, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Jess Rogue.

Punctuality scratched out of the Flying Breed Stakes in favor of the Flashy Hemp; it appeared her connections had made the right decision as she led the field from the gate until she was caught at the wire by Jet Black Rogue. Damian Martinez had the call for trainer Juan Carrillo, Jr. and owner Gerardo Morales.

Punctuality was bred by Pat Lander out of the Wildcat Shoes mare Kay P. She has won her previous two starts, both at Delta Downs, and competed in the 2016 edition of the Flashy Hemp Stakes.

Rounding out the Jet Black Patriot trifecta was Jet Black Presence and David Alvarez. Trained by leading trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr, Jet Black Presence is owned by Charles Boudreaux, Jr and was bred by Charles and Irma Lyles. She is out of Provocative Presence, by Daunting Presence.

Completing the Flashy Hemp Stakes field were Rbd Jessawingin, Jess a Little Star, Tf Ms Perrys Runaway, San Lorenzo Lady, Sheza Streakin Class, Fast Dash Chicks and Fast Dashin Dee.


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