News - Racing October  24, 2021

Trump My Record Gets Fourth Career Stakes Win In Firecracker Derby

Trump My Record, under jockey Eddie Sanchez, winning the $200,510 Firecracker Derby(G3) Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—AUGUST 15, 2020—Champion Trump My Record put in a solid effort to defeat Mr Tereso by one-length in the $200,510 Firecracker Derby(G3) Saturday night at Delta Downs.

Under jockey Eddie Sanchez Trump My Record raced to his 11th win in 13 career starts while completing the 400 yards in :19.671 seconds, equaling a 94 speed index. Conditioned by Jose Luis Sanchez III, the $100,255 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to more than $901,000.

Breaking from post position four in a field of 10, Trump My Record was bumped and knocked sideways coming out of the starting gate by Mr Tereso, who came into the race off a score in the Old South Derby at Delta Downs on July 3.

The contact put Trump My Record more than a length behind Mr Tereso who went on the lead the race until the final 100 yards when jockey Eddie Sanchez urged his mount to lay it all on the line. His mount did just that, propelling himself to a one length win over Mr Tereso. Clever Seis Cartel finished third, another 1 ¼-lengths behind the top two.

Immediately after the race the stewards call for an inquiry to review the action at the start. After a studying the video, the officials disqualified Mr Tereso and placing him seventh. That moved up Clever Seis Cartel to second and A Game Jess to third.

Gilbert Pacheco III owns the son of a leading second-crop sire Apollitical Blood from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare Breck N Records. Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP is the breeder.

The winning connections Trump My Record accept the Firecracker Derby stakes trophies Saturday night at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Kenny Roberts Sr. trains Clever Seis Cartel, a son of champion sire Tres Seis for owner Tony Doughtie. Bred by Mercy Hinklins Horse Farm LLC, Clever Seis Cartel earned $34,087 for second. David Alvarez was riding.

Julio Cesar Rodriguez' A Game Jess earned $20,051 for third. Jockey Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco had the riding call aboard the Game Patriot gelding for trainer Fernando Lopez. Lester Colomb, Jr. bred A Game Jess in Louisiana from the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Carolline.

Sent to the gate as the overwhelming favorite, Trump My Record paid $2.80 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Clever Seis Cartel was worth $3.20 to place and $2.80 to show. A Game Jess returned $11.60 to show.

Completing the official order of finish were Juanells Fireball, Fly The Eagle, Mr Tereso, I Am Valiant and Wagons Dash.

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Delta Downs will now prepare for its final week of American Quarter Horse racing Thursday through Saturday, August 20 – 22. The closing night card is billed as Louisiana Showcase Night and it features eight stakes for Louisiana-bred horses. The featured race is the $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will make history as the richest horse race ever contested in the state of Louisiana regardless of breed. Post time each night during closing week is at 6:15 pm CT.

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

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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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