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Jack The Umpire Wins The Jean Lafitte Stakes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019
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JACK THE UMPIRE RINGS UP FIRST STAKES WIN
IN THE $100,000 JEAN LAFITTE AT DELTA DOWNS

- KENTUCKY-BRED STRETCHES OUT TO WIN UNDER JOCKEY THOMAS POMPELL -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the 17th running of the $100,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes on Saturday night and it was P. Dale Ladner’s Jack the Umpire who came through victorious under jockey Thomas Pompell. It was the first stakes score for the Brett Brinkman trainee.

After breaking alertly from the inside post position, Jack the Umpire forged a narrow lead heading into the first turn of the one-mile affair. The bay colt proceeded to dictate the pace of 23.22 seconds for the opening quarter mile and 47.61 for the half. As he entered the far turn, Pompell shook the reins and he responded by opening up a three-length lead after traveling three-quarters of a mile in 1:13.35.

Once Jack the Umpire made it to the homestretch his lead expanded to five lengths before reporting home 2-3/4 lengths to the good of Bold Thirst who finished second. Sir Rick rounded out the trifecta and was another length behind the runner-up. The winner covered the distance over a fast track in 1:42.66.

Jack the Umpire has now won three of four starts and his win on Saturday was worth $60,000. His overall bankroll now stands at $102,800.

Bred in Kentucky by Brett Brinkman and P. Dale Ladner, Jack the Umpire is a 2-year-old bay colt by Bodemeister out of the Into Mischief mare Sittin At the Bar.

Sent to the gate as the 9-5 favorite, Jack the Umpire paid $5.60 to win, $3.80 to place and $3.20 to show. Bold Third returned $14.60 to place and $6.60 to show. Sir Rock was worth $5.80 to show.

Delta Downs will card two special daytime programs next week on Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27. Post time will be 1:35 pm and 1:40 pm respectively. The track will be dark on Thanksgiving Day Thursday and will return to regular post times of 4:55 pm on Friday and Saturday next week.

For more information about racing at Delta Downs visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.

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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