Ms Diamond Prize Fastest For Old South Derby
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.