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Lee Berwick Futurity Trials Attract 141 Louisiana-Bred 2-Year-Olds


Lassie Futurity(RG2) winner Dashnunder Afullmoon will be among 141 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) trials at Delta Downs.

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BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

VINTON, LA—JUNE 14, 2017—Dashnunder Afullmoon and Ima Gone Reba are among the 141 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 350-yard Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) trials at Delta Downs.

To accommodate the large number of trials — 15 — Delta Downs has moved its first post time up to 4:45 p.m. (CDT). The last heat is scheduled to go off at 10:35.

Dashnunder Afullmoon will be stretching out in distance off of her upset victory at odds of 28-1 in the 330-yard, $322,000 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) on May 19. Racing for Rogelio Marquez Jr. from the barn of trainer Jose Sanchez, the brown daughter of Heza Fast Dash has won both of her outs and has earned $167,142.

Dashnunder Afullmoon drew post 3 and will be ridden by Eddie Sanchez in the fourth trial.

Ima Gone Reba is trained by Michael Taylor for owner Ten To Win LLC. A gelded son of Game Patriot, Ima Gone Reba has banked $47,244 from two starts and is coming off of a second-place finish, a head behind winner Jls Dash N Fire, in the 330-yard, $266,000 Louisiana Breeders’ Laddie Futurity (RG2) on May 20.

John Hamilton will ride Ima Gone Reba from post 6 in the 13th trial.

The Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity honors the memory of Lee Berwick, the founder of Delta Downs. Berwick served as president of the American Quarter Horse Association in 1969 and was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1994.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday’s trials will meet in the July 8, $700,000-est. Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity final.

All Delta Downs races can be seen at Q-RacingVideo.com.


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