News - Racing September  22, 2019

Shes A Cartel Posts Fastest Time For Rich Louisiana Lassie Futurity At Delta Downs


Shes A Cartel (#10), Blues Fortune (#7) and Ms Diamond Prize (#9) got the top three qualifying spots from 15 trials Friday night for the $339,931 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—APRIL 26, 2019—Delta Downs hosted 15 qualifying trials for this year’s $339,931 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) on Friday night and the fastest clocking of the evening went to Shes A Cartel, who posted a 330-yard mark of :16.427 seconds, which equaled a massive speed index of 105. Each trial on the program was contested over a fast track.

Shes a Cartel took the sixth trial of the night under jockey Modesto Pina. The bay filly was making her second career start for owner Pina-Garcia ranch and trainer Wendy Garcia. Her career debut took place in the Mardi Gras Futurity trials at Louisiana Downs on February 23 when she finished a close second.

Each trial on Friday night carried a purse of $12,000 and the winner’s each took home $7,200. Shes a Cartel bankroll after the win stood at $8,400 but could grow exponentially if she takes the Lassie final, which carries a first prize of $169,965.63.

Shes a Cartel was purchased for $7,500 at the 2018 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Yearling Sale in August. She is a daughter of last year's leading first-crop sire Five Bar Cartel out of the Game Patriot mare Carry on Baby. Gerald Paul Vidrine is the breeder.

The three fastest qualifiers came out of the sixth trial including runner-up Blues Forrtune, a $47,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate. Under jockey Randy Edison, the M. Heath Taylor trainee stopped the timer in :16.482 seconds, a 104 speed index, earning the second fastest time.

The bay daughter of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue races for owners The Horse Farce LLC. Riley Blanchet bred Blues Forrtune from the Carters Cartel mare Cartels Fortune.

Holding on to the third fastest clocking of :16.533, a 102 speed index, was Ms Diamond Prize, a daughter of #2 leading third-crop sire Fast Prize Jordan, owned-and-trained by Josue Huitron. Spring Hill Farms LLC bred the sorrel filly from the Oak Tree Special mare Ms Diamond Oak. She was a $5,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale repurchase last August.

Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) winner Hh Gailforce picked up her third consecutive win in the fifth trial for owner Egoizzta Partnership and trainer Joel Cantu. The daughter of multiple stakes sire Freighttrain B still managed the fourth fastest trial time of :16.633 seconds, a 98 speed index, after ducking in at the gap under jockey Luciano Duenez.

Bred by Harvey Hayes, from the First Prize Perry mare Open My Prize, Hh Gailforce has banked over $148,184 this season. Her dam is a half-sister to champion Open Me A Corona.

Freighttrain B sired two qualifiers including 7th fastest Angel Tough, also out of a daughter First Prize Perry. Jess Louisiana Blue also got two finalist including 6th fastest Lifeinthefastlane out of Pantherinthefastlane by Panther Mountain.

For the 10 fastest qualifiers to this year’s Louisiana Lassie Futurity CLICK HERE. The Lassie final will take place on Friday, May 17.

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Delta Downs will wrap up its second week of racing with a special 17-race program on Saturday night that starts early at 3:30 pm CST. Each race on the card will be a qualifying trial for this year’s $369,405 Louisiana Laddie Futurity.

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For more information about the new season visit the track’s website at deltadownsracing.com.

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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