News - Racing November  29, 2020

Lifeinthefastlanes Sets Fastest Time For The Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby (RG3)


Lifeinthefastlanes(#1) defeats fellow qualifiers Jess U R Blue (#4) and Hh Gailforce (#5) to set the fastest time from three trials Thursday for the $256,305 Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby (RG3) at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 30, 2020—Delta Downs hosted four qualifying trials for this year’s $256,305 Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby (RG3) on Thursday night and fans had to wait for the final heat to see the fastest qualifier.

Under jockey David Alvarez, Lifeinthefastlanes stopped the clock at :19.568 seconds, equaling a 96 speed index with a 5 mph crosswind, while traveling 400 yards over a fast track to claim the top spot heading into the August 22 final.

Lifeinthefastlanes, who is trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr. and owned by Jason Richards and Michael J. Leblanc, scored her fifth career win from seven trips to the starting gate on Thursday while earning $7,200 for the effort. Her overall bankroll now stands at $125,593. Each Delta Downs Derby trail featured a purse of $12,000 for the 3-year-olds.

Bred in Louisiana by Wade, Jr. and Kay Loup, Lifeinthefastlanes is a brown filly by Jess Louisiana Blue, out of the Panther Mountain mare Pantherinthefastlane. She was purchased for $41,000 at the 2018 Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders' Association annual Yearling Sale.

The top three qualifiers came out of the last trial.

For a complete list of Delta Downs LA Bred Derby finalists, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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Delta Downs will continue its race week on Friday and Saturday with the most important trails of the season. Each program will feature 10 trials for this year’s $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will mark the richest race in track history regardless of breed on closing night, August 22. The top five times from each card will earn a spot in the starting gate of the rich final.

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

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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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