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Lifeinthefastlanes Is Fastest For Delta Downs Derby

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THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020
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LIFEINTHEFASTLANES SETS FASTEST
TIME FOR DELTA DOWNS DERBY

- THE $256,305 FINAL TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted four qualifying trials for this year’s $256,305 Delta Downs Louisiana-bred Derby (RG3) on Thursday night and fans had to wait for the final heat to see the fastest qualifier. Under jockey David Alvarez, Lifeinthefastlanes stopped the clock at 19.568 seconds while traveling 400 yards over a fast track to claim the top spot heading into the August 22 final.

Lifeinthefastlanes, who is trained by Kenneth Roberts, Sr. and owned by Jason Richards and Michael J. Leblanc, scored her fifth career win from seven trips to the starting gate on Thursday while earning $7,200 for the effort. Her overall bankroll now stands at $125,593. Each Delta Downs Derby trail featured a purse of $12,000 for the 3-year-olds.

Bred in Louisiana by Wade, Jr. and Kay Loup, Lifeinthefastlanes is a brown filly by Jess Louisiana Blue, out of the Panther Mountain mare Pantherinthefastlane. She was purchased for $41,000 at the 2018 Louisiana Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale.

Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Delta Downs Derby from the fastest time down.

            Horse                                      Jockey                                                Trainer                                   Time_
1          Lifeinthefastlanes                   David Alvarez                         Kenneth Roberts, Sr.               19.568
2          Jess U R Blue                          Rolando Cabrera                     Fernando Lopez                      19.620
3          Hh Gailforce                           Luis Ruiz                                 Joel Cantu                               19.626
4          Apollitical Winner                  Jorge Linares                           Juan A. Carrillo, Jr.                 19.698
5          Special Politico                       Jorge Linares                           Miguel Rodriguez                   19.716
6          Run Away Cache                    Juan Garcia, Jr.                       Trey Ellis                                 19.733
7          Barnett Cartel                          Donald Watson                       Juan A. Carrillo, Jr.                 19.733
8          Tdz Jet Black Down               Luciano Duenez                      Kenneth Roberts, Sr.               19.734
9          Ed O                                        Heriberto Orozco                    Manuel Pazana                        19.736
10        Love the Way You Fly           Juan Garcia, Jr.                       Trey Ellis                                 19.792

Delta Downs will continue its race week on Friday and Saturday with the most important trails of the season. Each program will feature 10 trials for this year’s $1,025,782 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1), which will mark the richest race in track history regardless of breed on closing night, August 22. The top five times from each card will earn a spot in the starting gate of the rich final.

For more information about the 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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