News - Racing October  21, 2020

Whatahistoric Moment Proves Best In Old South Futurity


Whatahistoric Moment, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, defeats Card One Starter (#6) and When Eagles Fly (#4) in the $151,255 Old South Futurity Saturday at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2020—With a solid rally under jockey Everado Rodriguez, Whatahistoric Moment prove he was the best by defeating Card One Starter by a neck in the $151,255 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs. When Eagles Fly was a neck off the leaders in blanket-finish to get third.

Saddled by trainer Lanny Keith Whatahistoric Moment completed the 330 yards in :16.541 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index. It was the third win in three starts this season for the multiple stakes sire FDD Going Grand. The $75,628 winner's purse boosted his bankroll total to $79,21l.

A Texas homebred for owner-breeder Mercy Hinklin's Horse Farm, LLC, Whatahistoric Moment is out of the graded stakes winning Jet Black Patriot mare Jetblack Gold Moment.

The winning connections of Whatahistoric Moment accept the Old South Futurity stakes trophy at Delta Downs Saturday. © Coady Photography
Runner-up Card One Starter earned $25,713 for owner-breeder Jose Guzman. Alonso Neri conditions the son of first-crop sire Docs Best Card from the Tempting Dash mare Stable Dancer. Agustin Silva rode the two time winner who has earned $43,075 in five starts this year.

Still winless in two starts, third-place finisher When Eagle Fly earned $15,126 for his effort. Arturo Davila, III trains the daughter of world champion and champion sire One Dashing Eagle for owners John Saldana and Miguel Chavez. Reliance Ranches LLC bred the sorrel filly in Oklahoma from the Corona Cartel mare Chrome Hussy. Eddie Sanchez had the riding call.

Completing the official order of finish were Jess A Candy Rogue, Kk Blue Wagon, Fm Zatanas D Third, Hennessy Xo and Coronado Hussle. Mr Jj Pvc Eagle lost his rider.

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