News - Racing September  27, 2023

First Stakes Win Of The Season For Sheza Fast Blood In $40,000 Audubon Stakes

Ridden by Gilbert Ortiz, Sheza Fast Blood wins the $40,000 Audubon Stakes by 1/2-length at Delta Downs on Saturday night.

VINTON, LA–SEPTEMBER 3, 2022–Sheza Fast Blood scores her first stakes win of the season in the $40,000 Audubon Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday night. The 330-yard stakes for three-year-old Louisiana bred fillies was run on a muddy track.

Trainer Michael Zingelmann sent jockey Gilbert Ortiz and Sheza Fast Blood to the two hole with 4-1 odds from the wagering public. The duo kept the lead from first call and defeated Lrh Heart Of Glass in a slight upset in :16.538 seconds for a 95 speed index. The 1/2-length victory pid $12.20 to win. 

Sheza Fast Blood has lit the board 8 of 11 starts with 4 wins and $226,043 in the bank, including the Lassie Futurity victory in 2021.

The winning connections of Sheza Fast Blood accept the the $40,000 Audubon Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday night.
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Breeders Nash Development, LLC sold Sheza Fast Blood for $15,000 to her current owner Rayne Knight in the 2020 LQHBA Yearling Sale. The 3-year-old daughter of champion sire Apollitical Blood is out of Mcm Sheza Fast Cutie by Heza Fast Dash.

Post-time favorite Lrh Heart Of Glass, ridden by Arturo Alvarez dueled for the wire but was out finished by Sheza Fast Blood, placing second 1 1/4-lengths ahead of Aolliticalfastlane and her rider Jose Rodriguez.

Lrh Heart of Glass, who’s three win streak luck was broken in the Audubon Stakes has five career wins with $88,532 in the bank, including the Louisiana Starter Stakes in July.

Francisco Campos, Jr saddled the Five Bar Cartel filly for owner Carlos Campos. Bred by Jetty and Donald Lemaire, Lrh Heart Of Glass is out of Lrh Heartofanoak by Oak Tree Special.

Third place finisher Apolliticalfastlane hasn’t won a race since breaking her maid last year at Evangeline Downs but did place second in the LQHBA Louisiana Million Invitation Stakes. 

Conditioned by Kenneth Roberts, Sr, the daughter of Apollitical Blood has earned $89,578 for owners Jason Richards and Michael LeBlanc. Bred by Wade and Kay Loup, Apolliticalfastlane is out of Pantherinthefastlane by Panther Mountain.

The remaining order of finish is Xdw She Sweet, Louisiana Tequila, Flying Adelia, Shesa Knockoutcartel, Jla Indy rogue and Jess Dash Fast. Blessher Sweet Heart was scratched by the stewards.

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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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