Parti Wagon Rolls In The Old South Derby
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
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PARTI WAGON ROLLS IN THE
OLD SOUTH DERBY AT DELTA DOWNS
- SAN LORENZO CORONA WINS THE OPEN ME A CORONA STAKES ON THE UNDERCARD -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted a pair of stakes races on Friday night headed by the $74,115 Old South Derby, which was won by the Willie Simien, Jr. owned and trained Parti Wagon, who was ridden to victory by Rolando Pina.
Parti Wagon used a clean break to gain the lead early in the 350-yard test sophomore runners before storming home a half-length in front of Mia Jet In, who finished second. Thinkin Man rallied from well behind to finish third, another ¾ of a length behind the top pair. Parti Wagon covered the distance over a fast track in 17.298 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 98.
The win by Parti Wagon marked the sixth of his 13-race career. He earned $37,058 for the effort and now boasts a career bankroll of $102,516.
Bred in Indiana by Joe Davis, Parti Wagon is a 3-year-old gelding by Pyc Paint Your Wagon, out of the Okey Dokey Dale mare Sheisassheis.
Sent to the gate as the 2-1 favorite of the betting public, Parti Wagon returned $6.20 to win, $3.40 to place and $3.60 to show. Mia Jet In paid $5 to place and $4.20 to show. Thinkin Man was worth $6.80 to show.
In other activity on Friday it was San Lorenzo Corona winning the $50,000 Open Me a Corona Stakes under jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. The 5-year-old gray runner defeated Featuring Fast Jess by a nose, while Gunna Be Alright finished another half-length behind the top pair in third.
San Lorenzo Corona, who is owned by Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and trained by Josue Ponce, covered the 350 yards of the Open Me a Corona over a fast track in a time of 17.276, which equaled a speed index of 99.
The win by San Lorenzo Corona marked the sixth of his 14-race career and he earned $30,000 for the effort. His career bankroll now stands at $105,740.
San Lorenzo Corona is a Louisiana-bred by Coronas Leaving You, out of the Mr Eye Opener mare In the Open, making him a full brother to the horse the Open Me a Corona Stakes is named in honor of.
Delta Downs will wrap up its fourth week of American Quarter Horse racing on Saturday night with a 10-race program that features the $104,705 Old South Futurity as well as the $25,000 Mother’s Day stakes. First post time is set for 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.