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Ms Diamond Prize Fastest For Old South Derby

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
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MS DIAMOND PRIZE SETS FASTEST TIME FOR
THE $98,150 OLD SOUTH DERBY AT DELTA DOWNS

- THE $98,150 FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, JULY 3 -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs opened its 2020 American Quarter Horse season on Wednesday night with a nine-race program that included six qualifying trials for this year’s Old South Derby. The fastest qualifier for the $98,150 final, which will be contested on July 3, was Joel Huitron’s 3-year-old filly Ms. Diamond Prize with jockey David Alvarez in the saddle.

Ms Diamond Prize was making her fourth start of the year in the Old South trials and she broke from the inside post position in the final qualifying heat of the night. The Fructuoso Huitron trainee broke fast and led throughout, coving the 350 yards in a time of 17.439 seconds, which equaled a speed index of 94.

Ms Diamond Prize, a 3-year-old filly by Fast Prize Jordan out of the Oak Tree Special mare Ms Diamond Oak, has now won four of 14 career starts and earned $67,718. Each trial on the program Wednesday carried a purse of $5,000 with the winning horse taking home $3,000.

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

            Horse                                      Jockey                                                Trainer                                   Time_
1          Ms Diamond Prize                  David Alvarez                         Fructuoso Huitron                   17.439
2          Sensational Senator                Ubaldo Luna                           Daniel Luna                            17.481
3          Lovethewayyourun                 Nestor Duran                          Adrian Huitron                        17.511
4          Hit Or Miss Kiss                     Luis Vivanco                           Alonso Neri                             17.529
5          A Game Jess                           Jorge Garcia                            Fernando Lopez                      17.535
6          Fast Dash Hondo Cat             Rolando Pina                           Eric Long                                17.565
7          Mr Tereso                                Luis Vivanco                           Fernando Lopez                      17.595
8          Freighttrain Reba                    Victor Urieta, Jr.                     Alonso Neri                             17.602
9          Recognize                               Modesto Pina                          Wendy Garcia                         17.612
10        Love the Way You Fly           John Hamilton                         Trey Ellis                                 17.645

Delta Downs will continue its opening week of racing on Thursday with a 10-race program. Each race is a trial for this year’s $151,255 Old South Futurity. First post time is at 5:15 pm Central Time.

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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