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Apollitical Bug Fastest For The Lee Berwick Futurity

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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
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APOLLITICAL BUG SCORES FASTEST TIME FOR
LEE BERWICK FUTURITY AT DELTA DOWNS

- THE $700,293 FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON CLOSING NIGHT, SATURDAY, JULY 6 -


VINTON, LA. – 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 also bred and trains the daughter of Apollitical Blood, out of the Tinys First Corona mare Tinys First bug.

Each trial on the expanded program Saturday carried a purse of $12,000. The winner’s share of $7,200 raised Apollitical Bug’s bankroll to $11,220. Should she win the final, she would snare a tidy sum of $350,146.

Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Lee Berwick Futurity from the fastest time down. The final will take place on Louisiana Showcase Night, Saturday, July 6.

            Horse                                      Jockey                                                Trainer                                   Time_
1          Apollitical Bug                       Noe Castaneda                        Mardonio Flores, Jr.                17.339
2          Runaway Second Down         Antonio Alberto                      Robi A. Meche                        17.503
3          Pilotoshinning                         Rolando Cabrera                     Barbara Alcantara                   17.508
4          Rf Apolliticalcookie                Jesse Levario                           Josue Ponce                            17.530
5          A Quick Jewel                        Luis Vivanco                           Jesse Rodriguez, Jr.                17.554
6          Jess a Fast Rogue                    Cesar Equeda                          James Padgett, II                    17.601
7          Flash of Light                         James Flores                            Heath Taylor                           17.624
8*        Baby Freighttrain                    Luis Vivanco                           Jorge Luis Barrera                   17.626*
8*        Sir Runaway Cash                  John Hamilton                         David Bustamante                  17.626*
10        Ed O                                        Noe Villatoro                          Jose U. Lopez                         17.635
*Denotes tie               

Delta Downs will begin its 10th week of American Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night with a 10-race program that begins at 6:15 pm CST.

For more information about the season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com.

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.

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