Rip Tide Wins The Par-A-Dice Stakes
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019
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RIP TIDE PULLS CLEAR IN THE
PAR-A-DICE STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS
- THE LANNY KEITH TRAINEE REMAINS UNDEFEATED AT 330 YARDS -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $20,450 Par-A-Dice Stakes on Saturday night to close out its 10th week of American Quarter Horse racing and it was Rip Tide Partnership’s 6-year-old horse Rip Tide who came through victorious under leading jockey Everardo Rodriguez.
Rip Tide broke well from post position eight in a field of nine but did not garner the lead until midway through the 330-yard test for 3-year-olds and up who had not won a stakes race. During the final 100 yards the Lanny Keith trainee pulled clear to win by ½ length over Final Top with Ss Classyjess finishing another length behind the top pair. Rip Tide covered the distance over a fast track in a time of 16.455 seconds, which earned him a lofty speed index of 104.
The win by Rip Tide marked the sixth of his 19-race career and it was his second straight win at Delta Downs after arriving from California earlier in the year. He is also undefeated at 330-yards, having now won all four of his starts going that distance. Saturday’s tally earned him $12,000 and he now has a lifetime bankroll of $118,283.
Rip Tide is a gray horse by Corona Cartel, out of the First Down Dash mare Little Surfer.
Sent to the gate at odds of just over even money, Rip Tide paid $4.20 to win, $3 to place and $2.40 to show. Financial Tip paid $6.20 to place and $5.20 to show. Ss Classyjess was worth $9.20 to show.
Delta Downs will embark on its final two weeks of racing next Wednesday night with a 10-race program beginning at 6:15 pm CST.
For more information about the current 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.