A Thousand Reasons Wins The Orleans Stakes
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020
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A THOUSAND REASONS RUNS THEM OFF THEIR
FEET IN THE ORLEANS STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS
- TOM AMOSS TRAINEE LEADS ALL THE WAY IN THE FIVE-FURLONG SHOWDOWN -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the eighth running of the $65,000 Orleans Stakes on Friday night and what looked like a competitive race on paper turned into a route on the racetrack. Maggi Moss’s filly A Thousand Reasons made quick her of her rivals as she stormed out of the gate and lead all the way in the five-furlong event to win by 4-3/4 lengths under jockey Diego Saenz.
After breaking alertly from post position eight in a field of 10, A Thousand Reasons quickly opened up a lead as the field raced to the far turn. The Tom Amoss trainee clicked off the opening quarter mile in a time of 22 seconds and was doing it very comfortably. As she turned for home her advantage widened to five lengths over Karate Hottie who was trying to mount a rally from the back of the pack. In the homestretch, A Thousand Reason held sway and won by 4-3/4 lengths over Karate Hottie while Shes Our Fastest grabbed third, another length behind the runner-up.
A Thousand Reasons covered the distance of the Orleans in a time of 58.15 while running on a fast track.
The win by A Thousand Reasons was her fourth from six career starts and her first in stakes company as she was making her added-money debut. She earned $39,000 for the effort and now has a lifetime bankroll of $111,175.
Bred in Kentucky by Alex Penn and Kendra Penn, A Thousand Reasons is a 4-year-old chestnut filly by Munnings, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Overboard.
Sent to the gate as the wagering favorite, A Thousand Reasons paid $4.60 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.40 to show. Karate Hottie was worth $4.80 to place and $4.20 to show. Shes Our Fastest returned $2.80 to show.
Delta Downs will close out another race week on Saturday with a 10-race program that starts at 5:55 pm CST. The featured race on the card is the $65,000 Sam’s Town Stakes going as the eighth race.
For more information about racing at Delta Downs visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.
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.