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Ed O Fastest Qualifier For The Laddie Futurity

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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.

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