News - Racing December  3, 2022

Heza Fast Dash Sires Trifecta In $60,000 Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams, Jr. Stakes

Hezaa Fast Boy (#8) defeating Jj Heza Fast dash Jr (#8) and El Camino Cl (#9) in the $60,000 Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams, Jr. Stakes at Delta Downs Friday night.

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VINTON, LA–JULY 1, 2022–It was a Heza Fast dash sired trifecta Friday night at Delta Downs when post time favorite Hezaa Fast Boy defeated Jj Heza Fast Dash in the $60,000 Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams, Jr. Stakes.  El Camino Cl finished a head back in third.  

The first three-horses to cross the line are sired by former leading sire Heza Fast Dash.

Coming off a second-place effort in the Grade 2 Miss Polly Classic on June 4, Hezaa Fast Boy rallied under jockey David Alvarez to win by half-a-length. The 5-year-old gelding completed the 400 yards in :19.586 seconds, equaling a 97 speed index over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack.

Trainer Jesus M. Marquez saddled Hezaa Fast boy to his fourth career win for owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr.  Bred by Simmons Racing, from the champion Feature Mr Jess mare Brenda Beautiful, Hezaa Fast Boy earned $36,000 to boost his bankroll to $87,500.

The winning connections of Hezaa Fast Boy accept the Vals Fortune / Teddy Abrams, Jr. Stakes trophy Friday at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography

Runner-up Jj Heza Fast Dash picked up $12,000 for owner-breeder J and J Stables, LLC. Jose Carrizales named jockey Ricardo Hernandez, Jr. to ride the 4-year-old graded stakes winner out of Forever Real by Mr Jess Perry. Jj Heza Fast Dash has earned $93,038.

Justin Powell saddled graded stakes winner El Camino Cl to his third-place finish for owner McGehee Horse and Cattle LLC. Gilbert Ortiz rode the $332,553 earner out of Eyeing Miss Perry by Mr Jess Perry. Delfino Lozano IV is the breeder.

Sent to the gate at odds of 2-1, Hezaa Fast Boy returned $6.40 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.60 to show. Jj Heza Fast Dash Jr was worth $4.40 to place and $3.20 to show. El Camino Cl paid $4.60 to show.

Lett It Happen, A Double Corona, Dashing Jess Cuervo, Tee Zo, Jm Friday, Dianetoseparatefromu and Get It Done Babe completed the field.

Delta Downs will close out its 10th week of racing on Saturday night with an eight-race program that begins at 6:15 pm.

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About Delta Downs
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.

Delta Downs will conduct its ninth week of Quarter Horse racing next Wednesday through Saturday. First post time each evening will be at 6:15 pm. The week will include the Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrams Memorial Stakes race on Wednesday, trials for this year’s Delta Downs Derby on Thursday, and trails for the season’s richest race, the Lee Berwick Futurity, on Friday and Saturday nights.

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