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Sizzlin Stewart Breaks Maiden, Sets Fastest Old South Futurity Trial Time

Sizzlin Stewart, under jockey Gilbert Ortiz, getting his first win and the top time from six trials Saturday night for the $88,935 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 23, 2016—P.D. Racing Inc.'s Sizziln Stewart broke his maiden in his first try Saturday night while posting the top qualifying time for the Old South Futurity at Delta Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 55 two-year-olds who participated in the six trials races, will return to the Delta Downs Saturday, May 14th and vie for the winner's share of the $88,935 purse going 330 yards.

Ridden by jockey Gilbert Ortiz, Sizzlin Stewart broke on top then finished well to record the top time of :16.965 seconds for the 330 yards. Kenneth Roberts, Sr. conditions the gelding by first crop sire Sizzlin Cartel.

Stewart Horses Ltd. bred the gray in Texas from the Rare Form mare Stone Ginger. This is the family of Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner Fightin Jane and Longhorn Derby(G3) winner Dash Free.

Trainer Brian Stroud saddled Strawflyin Tac to his first career win in the final trial for owner/breeder Leann Nalls. The Tac It Like a Man colt completed his task in :17.066 seconds to win by a head and get the second fastest qualifying time. Jockey David Alvarez was aboard the brown colt from the Strawflyin Buds mare Buds N Blossoms. He was also a first time starter.

Bettin On A Dynasty just missed finishing second to Strawflyin Tac but held on to the third fastest time of :17.088 seconds for owner Adame Racing, LLC. Antonio Alberto had the riding call for trainer Martin Trejo. It was the third career start for the Vessels Stallion Farm, LLC bred son of FDD Dynasty from the Separatist mare Better Tobe Separate.

For the complete list of qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys to the Old South Futurity CLICK HERE.

Delta Downs will begin its second week of racing on Wednesday night with another 10-race program that will gets underway at 6:15 pm. There will be a special post time of 5 pm on Friday and Saturday nights next week as the track hosts 14 trials each evening for the Louisiana Lassie Futurity and Louisiana Laddie Futurity respectively.

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