Ed O Fastest Qualifier For The Laddie Futurity
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
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ED O SNARES FASTEST TIME FOR THE
LOUISIANA LADDIE FUTURITY AT DELTA DOWNS
- THE $369,405 FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MAY 18 -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs closed out its second week of its 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday with an expanded 17-race program. The entire card was made up of qualifying trials for this year’s $369,405 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2).
The fastest qualifier of the night came in the eighth trial as Edwardo Lopez’s Ed O stopped the timer in 16.666 seconds for 330 yards while racing on fast track. That clocking equaled a speed index of 97. Ed O was ridden to victory by Noe Villatoro and is trained by Jose U. Lopez.
The win by Ed O came in his career debut and he earned $7,200 for the effort. Each trial on the program Saturday featured a purse of $12,000. Should Ed O be victorious in the final, he would take home a tidy sum of $184,702.
Bred in Louisiana by Anthony Gaspard/A. Landry Jr., Ed O is a 2-year-old gelding by Mr Piloto, out of the Heza Fast Dash mare Shezadashinatcha. The sorrel gelding was purchased for $4,700 at the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Yearling Sale in 2018.
Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Louisiana Laddie Futurity from the fastest time down. The Laddie final will take place on Saturday, May 18.
Horse Jockey Trainer Time
1 Ed O Noe Villatoro Jose U. Lopez 16.666
2 Jess Redwhiteandblue Everardo Rodriguez Lanny Keith 16.757
3 Train of Diamonds Francisco Calderon Larry Kopycinski 16.775
4 Candy Coated Rogue Antonio Alberto Ned Goutierrez, III 16.779
5 Jrs Sir Pop a Top Rolando Pina Willie Simien, Jr. 16.800
6 Tdz Jet Black Down John Hamilton Kenneth Roberts, Sr. 16.835
7 Rf Apolliticalcookie Jesse Levario Josue Ponce 16.881
8 Blueacrossyourmind Luis Vivanco Trey Ellis 16.883
9 Jj Jess an Meteorite Ricardo Hernandez, Jr.Jose Carrizales 16.886
10 Love The Way You Fly Luis Vivanco Trey Ellis 16.928
Delta Downs will begin its third week of live American Quarter Horse racing on Wednesday night with 10-race program that kicks off 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.