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Tf Jess Doing Curls Scores First Career Stakes Victory In Delta Dash Stakes


Tf Jess Doing Curls, piloted by Ubaldo Luna, wins the $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes in a photo finish on Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA–JUNE 1, 2024–Tf Jess Doing Curls gets her third consecutive victory of the season and first career stakes win in the $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes on Saturday night at Delta Downs.

It was a tight photo finish between Tf Just Doing Curls and Sheza Bye Bye, who lost the nod for second. The son of One Sweet Jess clocked a 101 speed index in :12.874 seconds on a sloppy track for the 250-yard victory stretch. The post-time favorite's first-place finish paid $5.00 to win on 7/5 odds.

Owner/trainer Jorge Rubio saddled Tf Jess Doing Curls for his victory run and jockey Ubaldo Luna got the leg up. The $18,000 winner's check increased his earnings to $61,440, and tonight's first-place finish gives him five career wins from nine starts.

The winning connections of Tf Jess Doing Curls accept the $20,000 Delta Dash Stakes trophy at Delta Downs on Saturday. © Hodges Photography

Tate Farms bred Tf Jess Doing Curls in Louisiana, who is a $10,700 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate. He is out of the Carters Cartel mare Whip Curl.

Sheza Bye Bye, who just came off a sixth-place finish in the Mardi Gras Oaks at Louisiana Downs, almost got her first stakes win but missed by a nose to Tf Jess Doing Curls. Eleazar Hernandez got the leg up on the daughter of Hezadashinbye.

Trained by Leonel Hernandez, Sheza Bye Bye has three wins and three seconds from nine starts with $53,931 in the bank. The three-year-old black filly out of Madam Maggie by My Friend Max is bred and owned by Israel Flores.

Dynasty Blood popped from the gates in first but couldn't keep pace, placing third under the guidance of Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. The four-year-old daughter of Apollitical Blood just placed second in the Open Me A Corona Stakes [G2] on April 26th and has earned $63,483 for owner Albert Salinas.

The three-time winner trained by Jose Carrizales was bred by Bmaq Racing, LLC. Dynasty Blood is out of the FDD Dynasty mare Shesa Dynasty.

A Secret To Catch, Five Bar Presence, El Capi, Apolitical Train, Making A Royal Dash and Bonafyde complete the order of finish.

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About Delta Downs
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation, is the premier racing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, LA. Named "America's Best Horse Racing Track" by readers of USA TODAY 10 Best, Delta Downs features a six-furlong oval track, 15,000 square feet of casino space, and more than 1,500 of the most popular slot machines. Amenities include two restaurants, chart-topping entertainment at the Delta Event Center, and the FanDuel Sportsbook.

Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7; from Texas, take Exit 4.


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