News - Racing October  20, 2018

Heza Fast Dash, Five Bar Cartel Dominate Filly Schooling Races at Delta Downs Wednesday


Delta Downs hosted 11 schooling races for 2-year-old fillies on Wednesday night.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 4, 2018—Leading sire Heza Fast Dash and first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel had multiple winners on Wednesday night's 12 race training card for fillies at Delta Downs.

Two nights of non-pari-mutuel schooling races for American Quarter Horses were scheduled this week, with the Colts and Geldings taking center stage tomorrow night (Thursday).

The non-wagering races are designed to give non-starters a chance to run under the lights before the track kicks off its 2018 season, which runs from April 20 through July 7.

Featured during the schooling races this week are 2-year-olds for this year’s $75,000-added Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2), the $75,000 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), and the $25,000 Old South Futurity.

From the 75 head who participated in 12 races Wednesday night, Heza Fast Dash daughters won four races on the card. However first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel's two winners included the fastest clocking of the night—Brexit.

A homebred racing for owner/breeder Rouse Racing Farms, Brexit posted a :12.102 clocking for the 220 yards in the opening race to set the bar.

Trainer Bobby Martinez saddled the daughter of first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel from the Mr Jess Perry mare Ms Skyfall. Damian Martinez had the riding assignment.

Rogue One, a $100,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, rallied in the Race 8 to get the second fastest time of :12.129 seconds. Martin Trejo saddled the filly for owner Rogue Equine LLC. The Heza Fast Dash filly is the first two winners ridden by jockey Everado Rodriguez.

Out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Jess Rogue, Rogue One is a half-sister to eight black type runners.

Heza Fast Dash's other winners include Zoom By Me, a $64,000 LQHBA Sale grad who posted the third fastest time of :12.144, Fast Dashing Diva, a homebred filly who got the fifth fastest time of :12.186 and Sheza Pretty In Black, a $23,000 summer sale graduate who clocked :12.325 seconds for 220 yards.

Five Bar Cartel's other winner Amending The Bar won the fourth race and recorded fourth fastest time of :12.144 seconds. The $6,500 LQHBA graduate is out of Making Amends by Raise A Secret.

Saul Ramirez, Jr. saddled three winners, the aforementioned Zoom By Me, Amending The Bar and Sheza Pretty In Black. The later two are both owned by Rogelio Marquez, Jr. the only owner with duel winners on Wednesday.

Jumonville Farms was the only breeder with two winners on the program. The longtime Louisiana breeder won back-to-back races with This Girls A Runaway, a $15,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, and Beyondsizzlinsmiles, a $10,000 repurchase that is also raced by the Farm.

Jockeys Eddie Sanchez and Luis Vivanco tied with three winners each and Everado Rodriguez rode two winners.

For a list of times and order of finish for all the fillies who competed Wednesday CLICK HERE. Sire, dam, owner, trainer and sale information (if applicable) can be found in Wednesday program.

On Thursday (Apr 5), 67 colts and geldings will be featured in 11 races. Each of the schooling races will be contested at 220 yards.

CLICK HERE to download Thursday's training race program.

If available, sale information is provided at the bottom of each race page for horses that graduated from the LQHBA Yearling Sale in Kinder last summer.

Delta Downs’ 46-day season will include live programs each Wednesday through Saturday night starting at 6:15 pm CT.


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