News - Racing October  26, 2021

Pyc First Prize Mia Prevails in Delta Dash Stakes

Pyc First Prize Mia (#3) holds off SNipes And Bites (#4) in the $35,000 Delta Dash Stakes by a nose Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 23, 2016—Pyc First Prize Mia would not be denied as she held off Snipes And Bites to win the $35,000 Delta Dash Stakes by a nose Saturday night at Delta Downs. Sydney Leigh finished a length off the leaders for in the show position.

Ridden by jockey David Alvarez, Pyc First Prize Mia completed the 250 yards in :13.102 seconds to earn a 90-speed index. The $12,000 winner's purse boosted her career total to just under $40,000.

Kenneth Weeks conditions the 4-year-old daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon for owner Lester Colomb, Jr. Bred in Oklahoma by Weetona Stanley, from the Fly Jess Fly mare First Prize Diamond, Pyc First Prize Mia has a combined record of (12) 5-9-1.

Snipes And Bites is a multiple stakes-placed son of Vrrroom owned by Pete Scarmardo and trained by Brian Stroud. James and Marilyn Helzer bred the 5-year-old in Texas from the Corona For Me mare Br Corona Sensation. The $4,000 second place check brings the sorrel geldings earnings to $53,066.

Winning owner Leser Colomb, Jr. accepts the Delta Dash Stakes trophy Saturday night at Delta Downs.
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John Hamilton was aboard Sydney Leigh for owner/trainer Martin Trejo. David Bates, Jr. and Darrell Cripps bred the First Prize Perry mare in Louisiana from the Chicks Beduino mare Include. The multiple stakes-placed 6-year-old has earned $66,452.

ent to the post at odds of 9-2, Pyc First Prize Mia returned $11.40 to win, $5.40 to place and $4.80 to show. Snipes and Bites paid $2.80 to place and $9.20 to place. Sydney Leigh was worth $9.20 to show.

The win by David Alvarez in the Delta Dash Stakes marked his third tally of the night. He also had a riding triple on the opening night program Friday.

Wild Tycoon, King Daddy Dove, Shes A Fast Dash, Chicks Leaving You, Voncitas Game, Runaway Mystery and Game Rita completed the field.

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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