News - Racing May  24, 2019

Eysa Jess Jumpn Records Fastest Time For The $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity


Eysa Jess Jumpn, under jockey Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. setting the fastest time from 14 trial races for the $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) at Delta Downs Saturday.

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 15, 2018—Delta Downs hosted 14 qualifying trials for this year’s $700,000 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will take place on closing night of the American Quarter Horse season, Saturday, July 7.

The fastest qualifier of the night was Jose Estrada Quarter Horses’ Eysa Jess Jumpn, who scorched 350 yards in :17.288 seconds (101 Speed Index) over a fast track during the ninth heat of the night. The Josue Huitron trainee was ridden to victory by jockey Guadalupe Lucio, Jr. Huitron also qualified the fourth fastest qualifier Sir Eye Opener.

Eysa Jess Jumpn was a late supplement to Saturday’s trials after she easily defeated a field of open-bred allowance horses in her most recent start on May 23. Overall, she has now won two of four career starts and has lifetime earnings of $22,800. She can earn another $350,000 to her total if she comes through with a victory in the Lee Berwick final.

Bred in Louisiana by Spring Hill Farm LLC and Sheree Dunn, Eysa Jess Jumpn is a 2-year-old filly by Heza Fast Dash, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Jumpn. She was purchased for $11,000 at the 2017 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Yearling Sale.

Zoomin Patriot, a colt by multiple stakes sire Jet Black Patriot, finished ¾'s off the fastest qualifier to get the second fastest time of :17:423, a 97 speed index.

Fifth in the Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2) last month Zoomin Patriot races for owner Claudia Avila and trainer Rolando Almanza. Jesse Levario had the riding call aboard the black gelding from the Azoom mare Zippy Zoomer. Run Bayou Ranch, LLC is the breeder.

Leading sire Heza Fast Dash was joined by multiple stakes sire Jet Black Patriot and first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel as stallions who sired two qualifiers each.

For the complete list Lee Berwick Futurity finalists, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

Delta Downs will begin its ninth week of American Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night with a 10-race program that begins at 6:15 pm.

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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