News - Racing October  17, 2021

Sr Shambles Turns Tables On Droff, Takes Old South Derby at Delta Downs

Sr Shambles, under jockey Jorge Linares, winning the $69,552 Old South Derby Friday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 11, 2018—Multiple stakes winner Sr Shambles entered the $69,552 Old South Derby off a second-place effort and the second fastest time to Droff in the April 18th trials.

Tonight (Friday), under jockey Jorge Linares, Sr Shambles broke on top, as the post time favorite from the #2 post, before quickly extending his lead to one-length. Drifting out late he held a half-length advantage at the wire over Droff to take home the $34,776 Old South Derby winners' purse.

The Josue Ponce conditioned son of champion sire Desirio completed the 350 yard task in a quick :17.253 seconds, to earn a 102 speed index. Racing for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor, Sr Shambles has compiled a (10) 6-4-0 record and banked more than $135,000.

Bred in Oklahoma by Jovetta Meredith, from the Azoom mare Parisa, Sr Shambles won the Heartland Futurity last year and was a finalist in the Firecracker Futurity(G2), QHRA of Indiana SSA Auction Futurity, Governors Stakes and Evangeline Downs Futurity.

The winning connections of Sr Shambles accept the Old South Derby stakes trophy Saturday night at Delta Downs.
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Salvador Flores saddled Droff, a Texas homebred son of world champion sire FDD Dynasty, for owner-breeder Jorge Haddad. Under jockey Luis Vivanco the gelding, from the Corona Cartel mare Cindys First CD, broke a little sixth but finished gamely to take second. The $11,824 runner-up Old South purse doubled Doff's earnings total to $21,446.

Third-place finisher Stone Cold Leader, who races for owner Patrick Richardson and trainer Joe Davis, bobbled the start and was bumped but put in late rally to finish in the show position. Rolando Del Rio Pina rode the Brookstone Bay Indiana-bred out of Sheza Classy Leader by Leader Of The Class. The $6,955 payday raised the multiple stakes winners earnings mark to more than $202,000.

The Carter II, Down N Cruzin, Mighty B Grateful, Sunset Run, Jess Adalida, Vella Buena and Mystical Jess completed the field.

For more information about the upcoming 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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