News - Racing October  27, 2021

Whatahistoric Moment Sets Fastest Time For Firecracker Futurity At Delta Downs

Whatahistoric Moment, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, setting the fastest time in the Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity trials Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 24, 2020—Delta Downs hosted eight qualifying trials for this year’s $371,415 Firecracker Futurity (G2) on Saturday night and it was Mercy Hinklin Horse Farm, LLC’s Whatahistoric Moment who recorded the fastest time under jockey Everardo Rodriguez.

Taking part in the sixth trial on the card, Whatahistoric Moment handled a sealed and muddy track with ease, stopping the timer in :17.424 seconds for 350 yards. The time equaled a speed index of 95 for the Lanny Keith trainee.

Whatahistoric Moment has now won three consecutive races, including a victory in the Old South Futurity in his most recent start on July 4. His career bankroll now stands at $82,828 after earning $4,200 for this Firecracker Futurity score. Each trial for the Firecracker Futurity featured a purse of $7,000.

Bred in Texas by his owner, Whatahistoric Moment is a 2-year-old sorrel gelding by Fdd Going Grand, out of the Jet Black Patriot Moment mare Jetblack Gold Moment.

Jockey Everardo Rodriguez is facing a tough decision heading into the Firecracker Futurity final as he rode both of the top two horses by qualifying time, Whatahistoric Moment and Hes Innocent. The latter is trained by Martin Trejo.

For a complete list of Firecracker Futurity finalists, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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Delta Downs now looks forward to its eighth week of racing which will begin on Thursday at 6:15 pm. Next week’s action will include four trials for the $256,305 Delta Downs Derby (RG3) on Thursday as well as 10 trials each night, Friday and Saturday, for this year’s $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1). Finals of each race will take place on closing night, August 22. For more information about the season visit the track’s website at

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For more information about the season visit the track’s website at

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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