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Summer Sale Graduates Head 10 Distaff Schooling Races at Delta Downs Thursday

Delta Downs will host 10 schooling races for 2-year-old fillies, who remain eligible for the Lassie Futurity(RG2) or Old South Futurity, on Thursday.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 27, 2021—Fifty-one two-year-old fillies, who remain eligible for the Lassie Futurity(RG2) or Old South Futurity will compete in 10 schooling races on Thursday as Delta Downs prepares for its upcoming live Quarter Horse meet.

The 46-day Quarter Horse meet will get underway on Monday, May 10 and run through July 31. The Old South Futurity trials will be contested May 11th and the Lassie Futurity(RG2) trials are scheduled for May 21st.

First post on Thursday's is the set for 10:00 a.m. (CDT). All schooling races will contested at 220 yards.

The second race will feature $85,000 LQHBA Sale graduate Kamis Fivebar Luv, a daughter of multiple stakes sire Five Bar Cartel from the first crop of Grade 1-placed Luv Supreme by Mr Jess Perry.

M. Heath Taylor will saddled the sorrel filly for owner Bobby D. Cox. This is the immediate family of champion and leading first-crop sire A Revenant. Noe Castaneda has been named to ride.

In the final race (10), Taylor will send out Grants Farms LLC homebred Jessa Louisiana Lady, an $80,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale repurchase. The daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Jess Famous and stakes-placed Jessapolitical Guy.

Jockey Bryan Candanosa will ride the sorrel filly out of the Corona Cartel mare Famous Corona Lady, a half-sister to AQHA Racing Champion and Champion World Champion sire One Famous Eagle.

TF Ima Gray Runaway, a $51,000 LQHBA repurchase, will kick things off in Race 1 for owner Tate Farms. Trainer Lanny Keith has named jockey Leonardo Rodriguez to ride the Sir Runaway Dash filly out of the stakes-placed Oak Tree Special mare Tf Lil Black Oak.

CLICK HERE to download a program for Thursday's schooling races, complete with sale information if applicable.

Results from Thursday, with individual times for each horses participating, will posting in the "Racing Section" of as soon it becomes available on Thursday.

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On Friday (April 30), 36 two-year-old colts and geldings who remain eligible to the Laddie Futurity(RG2) and Old South Futurity will participate in nine schooling races at Delta Downs. Additional information and a link to Friday's program will be posted in the "Previews Section" on Wednesday.

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For more information about the season visit the track’s website at

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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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