Today's Headlines June  18, 2019

Apollitical Bug Scores Fastest Time For $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) at Delta Downs

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VINTON, LA—JUNE 14, 2019—Delta Downs conducted a special 15-race program on Saturday night. Each race was a qualifier for this year’s $700,293 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will be run on closing night of the season, Saturday, July 6.

The fastest qualifier for this year’s Lee Berwick came out of the fifth trail as Mardonio Flores, Jr.’s filly Apollitical Bug stopped the clock in a time of :17.339 seconds for 350 yards. The time equaled a speed index of 97 and it was accomplished over a fast track with jockey Noe Castaneda in the saddle.

The win by Apollitical Bug also served as a maiden breaker. She had failed to win either of her first two starts for Flores, who al

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Many people in our industry have demanding jobs, but it’s about time we give a shout out to Chris Warren who oversees racing for both Delta Downs in Vinton and Evangeline Downs in Opelousas. That means he is in charge of four live racing seasons as both racetracks run dedicated meets for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.

From Texas to New Mexico

Warren was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, but his family moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico when he was 13 years-old. As a teen, his dad, Bill, helped him create a tipsheet, which he sold at various locations in Ruidoso. As much as he enjoye

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