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Big Daddy Jewel Wins The Old South Futurity

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SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019
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BIG DADDY JEWEL WINS THE
OLD SOUTH FUTURITY AT DELTA DOWNS

- LIL BISCUIT DOMINATES IN THE MOTHER’S DAY STAKES -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs closed out its fourth week of American Quarter Horse racing on Saturday night with a pair of stakes raced highlighted by the $104,705 Old South Futurity, which was won by Big Daddy Jewel under jockey Randy Edison.

Big Daddy Jewel, who is owned by Chris C. Dunn, David Dunn and Rebecca Jameson, defeated longshot Locamotiv by a head while Apolitical Xpression finished third, another half-length behind the top pair. The gray winner covered 330 yards in the Old South in a time of 16.722 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 96. All 10 races on the program were contested over a muddy track.

The win by Big Daddy Jewel served as a maiden breaker for him as he was 0-for-3 coming into the Old South but secured a spot in the final with the third fastest qualifying time while finish second to Ivory Bones on April 20. He now has one win, two seconds and a last-place finish from four career starts. He earned $52,353 for his first stakes win and now has a bankroll of $56,933.

Trained by Heath Taylor, Big Daddy Jewel is a 2-year-old colt by Big Daddy Cartel, out of the First Down Jewel mare Jewels Fortune. He was bred in Louisiana by Jerry West.

Sent to the gate at odds of 5-1, Big Daddy Jewel paid $13.20 to win, $7 to place and $4.20 to show. Locomotiv paid $34 to place and $12.80 to show. Apolitical Xpression returned $3.20 to show.

In the other stakes race at Delta Downs on Saturday it was McM Farm LLC and PDC Racing’s Lil Biscuit taking the $37,000 Mother’s Day Stakes under jockey Randy Edison, who scored four total wins on the card, including both stakes races. Lil Biscuit defeated Ss Classyjess by one length in the 350-yard showdown for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares. Monees Fast Cash wound up third, another ¾ of a length behind the top pair.

Lil Biscuit, who is also trained by Heath Taylor, covered the distance of the Mother’s Day in a time of 17.618 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 89.

The win by Lil Biscuit was the fourth of her six-race career. She earned $24,000 for the victory and now has a lifetime bankroll of $66,573.

Lil Biscuit is a 4-year-old mare by Heza Fast Dash, out of the Kentucky Jazz (TB) mare Biscuit Eater (TB). She was bred in Louisiana by Israel Flores.

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

For more information about the new 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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