News - Racing October  24, 2021

Jessbye Train Wins First Stake in $40,000 Louisiana Starter Stakes at Delta

Jessbye Train, under jockey Everardo Rodriguez, rolled to a one-length win in the $40,000 Louisiana Starter Stakes Saturday at Delta Downs.

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VINTON, LA—JULY 31, 2021—Jessbye Train won his third consecutive race and his first stake in the $40,000 Louisiana Starter Stakes on Saturday evening at Delta Downs.

Jessbye Train ($4.80) was guided to a one-length victory by the current leading rider at Delta, Everardo Rodriguez. The final time for the 350-yard race was :17.446; the winner earned a 94 speed index.

Jessbye Train is a 4-year-old gelded son of Freighttrain B, bred by Grant Farms LLC out of Jessbye Marcy, by Mr Jess Perry. Rosendo Valdez Jr. trains; Rosendo Valdez is the owner.

The winning connections of Jessbye Train accept the Louisiana Starter Stakes trophy on Saturday at Delta Downs.
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Saturday’s stake was the first for Jessbye Train, who has six wins in 14 starts and $76,228 in earnings. His current three-race win streak includes a starter optional claiming race and a starter allowance, both at Delta.

Favorite Fast Dash and Rolando Del Rio Pina cleared the rest of the field by a length to finish second for trainer Fructuoso Huitron and owner Areli Gutierrez.

The 4-year-old gelding has hit the board in each of his last five starts and has three wins in 11 efforts with $52,678 earned.

Favorite Fast Dash was bred by Leroy Janacek, Jr, by Heza Fast Dash and out of Favorite Primadonna, by Favorite Cartel.

The Blues Train won the photo finish for third place. The Blues Train is a 4-year-old Freighttrain B gelding owned by Juan Carrillo, Sr. Bobby Ransom had the call for trainer Juan Carrillo, Jr.

The Blues Train was bred by Rick Boutte, out of the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Jazzing to the Blues. This was his first appearance in a stakes race, and he has finished in the money in 12 of his 16 career starts with $42,023 earned.

Completing the field were Tailors Jess, Annas T Time, Dl Quick Joyride, Mauvais Boj, Jrs Toasted Dragon, a Real World and Mya Patriot.

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