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Gunsmoke B Wins The Delta Dash Stakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019
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GUNSMOKE B TAKES THE DELTA DASH STAKES
ON OPENING NIGHT OF THE 2019 SEASON

- ANASTTASIA MAKES OFF WITH FASTEST TIME FOR THE $74,115 OLD SOUTH DERBY -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs kicked off its 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Friday night with a 10-race program that included the $27,700 Delta Dash Stakes and five qualifying trials for this year’s $74,115 Old South Derby.

The Delta Dash was won Rogelio Marquez, Jr.’s Gunsmoke B under jockey Antonio Alberto. The Alberto Solis trainee stopped the clock in a time of 13.178 seconds for 250 yards while beating runner-up Dm La Jolla by ½ length. Heza Magic Coronas wound up third, another head behind the top pair. The winner’s time equaled a speed index of 86 and was accomplished over a fast track.

The win by Gunsmoke B marked the fifth of 24 career starts for the 6-year-old gray gelding. The winner’s prize of $18,000 raised his bankroll to $65,520.

Bred in Louisiana by Bielau Oaks, Gunsmoke B is by American Runaway, out of the Toast to Dash winner Dashing Pana.

Sent to the gate at odds of 4-1, Gunsmoke B paid $10.40 to win, $4.40 to place and $4.20 to show. Dm La Jolla was worth $6.80 to place and $4.20 to show. Heza Magic Coronas paid $8.60 to show.

The fastest qualifier for the Old South Derby was Jorge Haddad’s Anasttasia, who won the first trial of the night under jockey Luis Vivanco. Anasttasia is trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr., who saw his horse win for the third time in seven lifetime starts. Anasttasia is a Texas-bred by The Louisiana Cartel, out of the First Down Dash mare Los Alamitos.

Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Old South Derby from the fastest time down. The Old South final will take place on Friday, May 10.

Horse                                Jockey                        Trainer                                   Time
1          Anasttasia             Luis Vivanco               Kenneth Roberts, Sr.               17.139
2          Mia Jet In              Luciana Duenez          Kenneth Weeks                       17.332
3          Dominyun Cartel     Damian Martinez        Bobby Martinez                      17.351
4          Jess C Me Zoom    David Alvarez             Santiago Riojas, Jr.                 17.381
5          Melas Miracle        Ricardo Hernandez, Jr Jose A. Garcia                        17.430
6          Thinkin Man            Damian Martinez        Bobby Martinez                      17.484
7          Eye Like Corona     Leonel Bolanos           Richard Brown                       17.514
8          Rkm Perry Full Moon Everardo Rodriguez    Fernando Lopez                 17.522
9          Parti Wagon           Rolando Pina               Willie Simien, Jr.                    17.564
10        Tf Rowdy Cartel     Eddi Martinez             Santiago Riojas, Jr.                 17.571

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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