News - Racing September  23, 2020

Louisiana Dressblues Dominates Live Oak Stakes


Louisiana Dressblues, under jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., winning the $50,000 Live Oak Stakes by eight-lengths on Saturday at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—AUGUST 22, 2020—Multiple stakes winner Louisiana Dressblues drew clear early under jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., then rolled to an eight-length win, as the post-time favorite over Freakin Patriot Dash, in the $50,000 Live Oak Stakes to kick off the "Louisiana Showcase " Saturday night at Delta Downs.

Trainer Trey Ellis saddled the son of multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue to his second straight stakes victory at Delta Downs for owner Wilson One Consulting LLC. He won the Virgil Bond Stakes on July 18th. Louisiana Dressblues completed the 870 yards in :45.835 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index.

Bred by Easy Acres Performance Horses, from the Meadowlake (TB) mare Charlomaine (TB), Louisiana Dressblues has compiled a (17) 7-3-3- record and tonight's $30,000 winners' purse boosted his bankroll to $168,960.

The winning connections of Louisiana Dressblues accept the Live Oak Stakes trophy at Delta Downs Saturday.
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Runner-up Freakin Patriot Dash races for owner-trainer Joel Huitron and was ridden by jockey Ubaldo Luna. The stakes winning Game Patriot 5-year-old earned $10,000 for the effort. Robert Touchet bred the gelding from the Streak And Dash mare Freakin Dash.

Another Jess Louisiana Blue gelding, Jess Louisiana Tee, finished three-quarters back to earn $5,500 for owner Joseph Landreneau. Lanny Keith trains the 4-year-old out of Miss Ocean Tee by Ocean Runaway. Gerald Vidrine and Bob Gaston are the breeder.

Jessi Jam, Racing Kane, Im Mighty Fast and Dwaynes First Perry completed the field. Rio Rojo Cosino was scratched.

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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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