News - Racing December  3, 2022

Toast To Blue Takes The $30,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Juvenile Stakes On A Muddy Track

$30,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday

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VINTON, LA–SEPTEMBER 3, 2022–The top three finishers were all equally wagered to win at post-time for the $30,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday. It was the rare occasion where you see two sets of horses coupled by their owners and/or trainers, but it was Toast To Blue who proved best in the wager war for the finish line on a muddy track.

Owner/trainer Martin Trejo saddled Toast To Blue with jockey Ricky Ramirez aboard in the 350-yard stakes race. The duo darted from the three hole in the lead but shortly lost it at first call just to regain it again for a 3/4-length finish over Pk Pure Rogue and Splishsplash Piloto. The son of Jess Louisiana Blue clocked a 91 speed index in :17.553 seconds.

The winning connections of Toast To Blue accept the $30,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday.
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The juvenile is the first stakes win for Toast To Blue and second career win with $42,333 in earnings. Breeders Almond Bates, LLC and Manuel Henry sold Toast To Blue for $22,000 in last year’s LQHBA Yearling Sale. He is out of the Toast To Dash mare Sante Mon Amie.

Runner-up Pk Pure Rogue, who was ridden by Guadalupe Lucio, broke his maiden earlier this season and has earned $26,700. Pk Pure Rogue was sold by his breeder Phatt Kat Ranch for $9,200 to owner Jose Rodriguez in the 2021 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The gelding son of Heza Fast Rogue is out of Kinky Boots by Agouti.

Everardo Rodriguez rode Splishsplash Piloto to a third place finish upping his earnings to $11,300. Bred by Gran Farms, LLC, the gelding son of Mr Piloto is also owned and trained by Martin Trejo. He is out of Splishsplash by Splash Bac.

Big Daddy Blue Eyes, Bellas First Rogue, Ginannirusso and Jm Tee Cos Mon completed the field. 

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Delta Downs kicked off its final week of American Quarter Horse racing for 2022 on Friday night with an eight-race program featuring the $30,0000 De Saix Stakes for 2-year-old competing at 330 yards. The Louisiana track will complete its Quarter Horse season with a special 10-race program on Saturday with first post time at 6:15 pm. The card will include six stakes races headed by the $525,420 Louisiana Quarter Horse Association Futurity.

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

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