News - Racing September  17, 2019

Im For Real Pulls A Huge Upset In The $283,715 Lassie Futurity At Delta Downs


Im For Real (#8) gets up over Rogue One and The Mighty Moose to win the $283,715 Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity(RG2) Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—MAY 12, 2018—Im For Real, let go at 28-1, ran down post-time favorite and fastest qualifier Rogue One to break her maiden in the $283,715 Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity (RG2) Friday night at Delta Downs.

Under jockey Gudalupe Luciano, Jr., Im For Real bumped at the start but rallied to complete the 330 yards in :16.671 seconds, a 101 speed index, winning by a neck. It was the first win in four career starts for the daughter of third-crop sire Whathaveigottado.

Trainer Josue Huitron saddled the winner for owner/breeder Dale Rogers. Bred from the Dash Plays On mare Imnotplaying, Im For Real has compiled a (4) 1-1-1 record and banked $145,921. She entered the final as the fourth fastest qualifier off a second place effort to Lassie Futurity runner-up and fastest qualifier Rogue One in the April 27th trials.

Winning owner-breeder Dale Rogers, trainer Josue Huitron and jockey Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. accept the Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity(RG2) stakes trophy Friday night at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Rogers also owns Im For Reals sire, Whathaveigottado, a Grade 3 winning brother to champion and world champion sire Stoli.

Rogue One, a $100,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate, picked up $38,232 for her second-place effort. Racing for Rouge Equine LLC, the daughter of leading sire Heza Fast Dash is conditioned by trainer Martin Trejo.

Out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Jess Rogue, the sorrel filly showed early speed away from the gate under jockey Everardo Rodriguez before getting caught at the wire. She has one win and one second in two starts and banked $55,432. Triple M Farms LLC is the breeder.

Im For Real, under jockey Guadalupe Lucio, Jr., return to the Delta Downs winner's circle after taking the Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity(RG2) Friday night.
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A late rally under jockey Noe Castaneda, earned The Mighty Moose her second black-type of the season. The daughter of multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Dash finished a neck back in the blanket finish to earn $28,372 for owner Dick Bush Racing, LLC.

Eduardo Morales saddled the brown filly who also finished third in the restricted Grade 2 Mardi Gras Futurity in March. Bred by Rebecca Brown, from the King Corona mare Ko Ko Corona, The Mighty Moose has earned $70,819 in four starts.

Five Bar Cartel, Logans Fast Dasher, Amending The Bar, Flamin Hot Fortune, Mps Triple Zazoom, Tm Fast Prize Doll and Brexit completed the field.

Fans who backed Im for Real at the wagering windows were handsomely rewarded with payoffs of $58.60 to win, $24.60 to place and $9.80 to show. Rogue One was worth $4.80 to place and $2.40 to show. The Mighty Moose paid $3 to show.

Delta Downs will close out its fifth week of American Quarter Horse Racing on Saturday night with another 10-race program that features the $359,715 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2) for colts and geldings and the $50,000 Vinton Stakes. First post time is set for 6:15 pm CT.

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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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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