News - Racing May  26, 2019

Rogue One Qualifies Fastest For The $283,715 Lassie Futurity At Delta Downs


Rogue One, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, setting the fastest time in Friday's $283,715 Louisiana Lassie Futurity(RG2) trials at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 27, 2018—Delta Downs conducted a special 13-race program on Friday night to accommodate qualifying trials for this year’s Louisiana-bred Lassie Futurity (RG2).

This year’s Lassie will feature a purse of $283,715. The 10 fastest times from the trials earned a spot in the rich race.

The fastest qualifier of the night was Rogue Equine LLC’s filly Rogue One, who won the fourth trial of the night with jockey Everardo Rodriguez aboard.

Last year’s $100,000 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Yearling Sale purchase is trained by Martin Trejo. The fourth trial produced three of the 10 finalists.

In addition to Rogue One, Im for Real, by third-crop sire Whathaveigottado and Brexit, by first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel, also made it to the May 18 final from that heat.

The victory by Rogue One came in her career debut, in which she broke alertly but had to rally past two early leaders, Im for Real and Apolitical Blue, before hitting the finish line ¾ of a length in front. The final time for Rogue One was :16.756 seconds in the 330-yard test conducted over a fast track.

Rogue One is a sorrel filly by Heza Fast Dash, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Jess Rogue. Triple M Farms LLC bred her in Louisiana.

Sent to the gate at odds of 7-2, Rogue One paid $9 to win, $5.60 to place and $3.20 to show as the third choice of the betting public.

Another Heza Fast Dash daughter, Eyesa Jess Jumpn, was an impressive 1-½ length winner in the final trial to get the second fastest time of :16.786.

Jose Estrada Quarter Horses paid $11,000 for the filly at the 2017 LQHBA Yearling Sale. Eyesa Jess Jumpn was the first of two finalist saddled by trainer Josue Huitron and ridden by jockey Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. D & S Racing bred the filly from the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Jumpn.

Leading first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel's Amending The Bar was an impressive 1-¾ length winning the eighth trial to get the third fastest clocking of :16:823 seconds.

Trainer Saul Ramirez, Jr. saddled the $6,500 LQHBA Yearling graduate for Julio Cesar Ramirez. Ray and Brenda Trahan bred Amending The Bar from the Raise A Secret mare Making Amends. Young jockey Eddie Sanchez had the riding call.

Although he only qualified one horse to the final of the Lassie Futurity, trainer Saul Ramirez, Jr. saddled four winners on the program Friday night. Three of Ramirez’s winners came with Sanchez in the saddle.

Multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Dash sired three trial winners and two qualifiers—5th fastest The Mighty Moose and 6th fastest Tm Fast Prize Doll.

Leading Louisiana sire Heza Fast Dash sired five trial winners and three qualifiers. Jet Black Patriot and Triple Vodka each sired a qualifier to the May 18 final.

For the complete list of Louisiana Lassie Futurity qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

Delta Downs will close out its second week of live racing on Saturday night with another special program that starts early at 4:30 pm. All 15 races on the card will serve as qualifying heats for this year’s $359,715 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), which will take place on Saturday, May 19.

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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