News - Racing October  24, 2021

Solid Rally Give Lightemupwithcharm Another Stakes Victory

Lightemupwithcharm under jockey Luciano Duenez, winning the $75,00 Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2) Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—AUGUST 22, 2020—A solid rally by Lightemupwithcharm gave the 8-year-old a half-length win over multiple stakes winner Mpshinning in the $75,00 Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2) Saturday night at Delta Downs.

Under jockey Luciano Duenez, Lightemupwithcharm covered the classic Quarter Horse 440 yard distance in :21.459 seconds, equaling a 103 speed index. Trainer Miguel Rodriguez saddled the son of Sizzlin Cartel to nineth career win.

Owner Saul Dorado collected the $45,000 winner's purse. Bred by Jumonville Farms, from the Feature Mr Jess mare Grace Filled Charm, Lightemupwithcharm has earned $345,670.

Mpshinning, winner of the RG1 LQHBA Louisiana Million in 2018, earned $15,000 for finishing second. Conditioned by Adrian Huitron and ridden by Everardo Rodriguez, the son of Mr Piloto entered the "Classic" off back-to-back stakes wins in the Miss Polly Classic (RG2) and the Kin William Stakes.

LQHBA Executive Director Bruce Salard (left) presents the winning connections of Lightemupwithcharm the Louisiana Classic Stakes trophy Saturday at Delta Downs.
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Racing for owner Larry Boudreaux, Mpshinning has compiled a (19) 9-5-0 record and used the $15,000 runner-up payday to bring his earnings total to $761,045. Jon and Donna McPherson bred the bay colt from the First To Shine mare Shinningperrydash.

The Preston Jourdan owned-and-trained Tuckers Prize finished a neck back to earn $8,250 for third. Andy Edison rode the Fast Prize Dash 4-yaer-old out of Bb Secrets Game by Game Patriot. Kirby and Phillip Bruchhaus are the breeder.

Fabulous Black, Dashing For the Money, Leavin You Blue, Gunsmoke B, Five Bar Jewel, Jlj Imma B Famous and Barjaxs completed the field.

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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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