News - Racing December  17, 2017

Jrs Coronas Shadow Surprises at 13-1 In RG3 Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby


Jrs Coronas Shadow, under jockey David Alvarez, races to victory in the $257,160 Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby(RG3) Saturday night.

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 10, 2017—Under jockey David Alvarez, Jrs Coronas Shadow (13-1) used quick speed to get to the front then held off First Prize Bourbon to win the $257,160 Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby Saturday night at Delta Downs. No Politics Here finished a head back for third.

Leading Delta trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the trifecta in the rich state-bred derby.

Jrs Coronas Shadow completed the 400 yards in a quick :19.330 clocking to earn a 105-speed index with an 8-mph tailwind. The son of champion sire Coronas Leaving You boosted his bankroll to $194,934 after pocketing the winner's purse worth $128,580.

Owned by Gary Harstack, Jrs Coronas Shadow has compiled an (11) 5-4-0 record. Julien R. Stevens III bred the bay gelding from the Dashing Val mare Shadow Of Colors.

The winning connections of Jrs Coronas Shadow accept the Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby stakes trophy.
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"We were looking for this horse to run a big race. Last year as a 2-year-old, he won four races, but never qualified for a Futurity. He just needed to mature," Roberts said after the win.

The trainer said they could run him at Fair Grounds in a straight 3-year-old stakes, but will probably save him for the Evangeline Downs meet this fall.

First Prize Bourban, also a son of Coronas Leaving You, finished second for owner Charles Bourdreaux, Jr. The 3-year-old was ridden by Donald Watson and picked up $43,718 for his effort. Bred by Weetona Stanley, from the Mr Jess Perry mare First Prize Pearl, the graded stakes-placed runner has earned $129,156.

T M Ranch owns third-place finisher No Politics Here, a son of Jess Louisiana Blue from the Apollo (TB) are In His Dreams. Ridden by Noe Castaneda, the 3-year-old gelding picked up $25716 to increase his bankroll to $54,822.

One Hot Flame, Shez The Bomb, Zooboo, Tf Racee Runaway, Lightemupwithcharm, Shatto Stoli and San Lorenzo Corona completed the field.

For more information about the upcoming 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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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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