Little Toy Guns Wins The Louisiana Purchse Stakes
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LITTLE TOY GUNS TAKES THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE STAKES ON OPENING WEEKEND AT DELTA DOWNS
- CHICKS IVORY HOUSE QUALIFIES FASTEST FOR THE $104,705 OLD SOUTH FUTURITY -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs wrapped up its opening week of racing for the 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. The 10-race program featured the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes and eight trials for this year’s $104,705 Old South Futurity.
The Louisiana Purchase was won by Juan M. Montoya’s Little Toy Guns under jockey Richard Hernandez, Jr. The Eliseo Celestino trainee defeated Sizzlin On Da Bayou by a half length with Its What It Is finished third, another nose behind the top pair. Little Toy Guns covered 350 yards of the Louisiana Purchase in a time of 17.663 while racing on a fast track.
The win by Little Toy Guns was the fourth of his 11-race career. He earned $24,000 for the effort on Saturday and now owns a lifetime bankroll of $66,814.
Bred in Louisiana by Belinda Disotell, Little Toy Guns is a 4-year-old gelding by First Prize Doc, out of the Strike the Cash mare Strikeabye Baby.
Sent to the gate at odds of 17-1, Little Toy Guns paid $36.60 to win, $14.20 to place and $8.20 to show. Sizzlin On Da Bayou paid $5.80 to place and $4 to show. Its What It Is was worth $3.20 to show.
The fastest qualifier for the Old South Futurity was Chicks Ivory House, who won the sixth trial of the night under jockey Modesto Pina. Chicks Ivory House is trained by Wendy Garcia, who saw her horse win for the first time in two career starts. Chicks Ivory House is an Oklahoma-bred by Ivory James, out of the Chicks A Blazin mare Chick Gone Wild.
Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Old South Futurity from the fastest time down. The Old South final will take place on Saturday, May 11.
Horse Jockey Trainer Time
1 Chicks Ivory House Modesto Pina Wendy Garcia 17.018
2 Ivory Bones Noe Castaneda Kenneth Roberts, Sr. 17.060
3 Big Daddy Jewel Randy Edison Heath Taylor 17.069
4 Apolitical Xpression David Alvarez Kenneth Roberts, Sr. 17.074
5 Chasin de Stars John Hamilton Trey Ellis 17.089
6 A Game Jess Luciano Duenez Kenneth Weeks 17.098
7 Worth a Google Ricardo Hernandez Jose A. Garcia 17.131
8 Dash Master Queen Heriberto Aguilar Hector Alcala 17.186
9 Locomotiv David Alvarez Kenneth Roberts, Sr. 17.213
10 Jess Worthy Luis Vivanco Jorge Luis Muniz 17.216
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.