News - Racing October  21, 2020

Sir Louisiana Dash Scores Spectacular Win In The $357,981 Laddie Futurity At Delta Downs


Sir Louisiana Dash, under jockey Luis Vivanco, drives to victory in the $357,981 Laddie Futurity(RG2) Saturday night at Delta Downs Saturday.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 4, 2020—Delta Downs hosted one of the richest programs of its 2020 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. The Independence Day card featured three stakes races including the $357,981 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), the $151,255 Old South Futurity (see related story) and the $35,000 Develop A Plan Stakessee related story).

The Laddie Futurity was won in smashing style by Rogelio Marquez’s Sir Louisiana Dash, who defeated Ought to Go Tee by a half-length. The pair came into the race with the fastest and second fastest qualifying times respectively and proved it was no fluke by dominating the race from start to finish.

The previously undefeated El Camino Cl, who won the Mardi Gras Futurity earlier in the year, finished third another length behind the top pair.

The running time for Sir Louisiana in the 330-yard Laddie was :16.281 seconds, which earned him a staggering speed index of 106. The Jesus Marquez trainee posted a 99 speed index while breaking his maiden in the trails on June 13. Each race on the Saturday program at Delta Downs was run over a fast track.

The winning connections of Sir Louisiana Dash accept the Laddie Futurity stakes trophy Saturday night at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Sir Louisiana Dash earned a tidy sum of $178,990 for his Laddie score and now has a bankroll of $184,990.

Bred in Louisiana by Tate Farms, Sir Louisiana Dash is a 2-year-old sorrel gelding by Sir Runaway Dash, out of the Separatist mare Ms Proverbial.

Runner-up Ought To Go Tee races for owner Jose Oviedo and trainer Fernando Lopez. Rolando Cabrera rode the son of multiple stakes sire Tee Cos from the Bigtime Favorite mare Vf Ought To Go Max. Bred by Ronald Gale, Ought To Go Tee earned $60,856 to boost his earnings total to $68,856 after only two starts.

Graded stakes winner El Camino Cl dueled early, under jockey Eddie Sanchez, but finished third to earn $35,798. Jose Luis Sanchez III conditions the Madi Gras Futurity (RG2) winner for owner-breeder Delfino Lozano IV.

The Heza Fast Dash colt is bred from the Mr Jess Perry mare Eying Miss Perry. Suffering his first loss, El Camno Cl has compiled a (4) 3-0-1 record and earned $187,223 this season.

Sent to the gate as the 2-1 wagering favorite, Sir Louisiana Dash paid $6.80 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.40 to show. Ought to Go Tee was worth $4.20 to place and $2.80 to show. El Camino Cl returned $2.80 to show.

Apollitical Bye, San Lorenzo, He B Swift, Black Blood, Jess Cuervo Time and Fm Famous Rock completes the field.

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Delta Downs will begin its fifth week of American Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday with a nine-race program that begins at 5:15 pm CDT.

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For more information about the 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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