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Ms Runaway Presence Tops Field For Lassie Futurity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020
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MS RUNAWAY PRESENCE TOPS THE FIELD FOR
THIS YEAR’S LASSIE FUTURITY AT DELTA DOWNS

- THE $329,410 FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, JULY 3 -


VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted 15 trials for this year’s Louisiana Lassie Futurity on Friday night and the fastest qualifier of the evening was Douglas O. Traylor’s Ms Runaway Presence with jockey Noe Castaneda in the saddle for trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr.

Ms Runaway Presence was clocked in a time of 16.712 seconds for 330 yards while winning the 13th trial on the program. Each heat was contested over a fast track. Ms Runaway Presence was making her career debut in the Lassie trials and she did her running from the outside post position in a field of 10. She earned a speed index of 91 for the effort.

Bred in Louisiana by Charles or Irma Lyles, Ms Runaway Presence is a 2-year-old filly by Sir Runaway Dash out of the Daunting Presence mare Provocative Presence.

Each trail race on Thursday night carried a purse of $10,000 and the winner’s each received $6,000. The final of this year’s Lassie Futurity will take place on Friday, July 3 and the winner that night will take home $164,705.

Listed below are the 10 qualifiers for this year’s Lassie Futurity from the fastest time down.

            Horse                                      Jockey                                                Trainer                                   Time_
1          Ms Runaway Presence            Noe Castaneda                        Kenneth Roberts, Sr.               16.712
2          Jessa Louisiana Dash              Ubaldo Luna                           Martin Rubalcava                   16.756
3          Jess Her Dream                       Gilbert Ortiz                            Heath Taylor                           16.828
4          Rf Runaway Duck                  Gilbet Ortiz                             Vann Haywood                      16.881
5          Sheza Zoomin Memory          Ali Rivera                                Francisco Campos                   16.889
6          Tees Snowlady                       Luciano Duenez                      Manuel Macias                        16.890
7          Sheza Freighttrain T               Rolando Pina                           Eric Long                                16.907
8          Jj Freighttrain                          Ricardo Hernandez, Jr.           Jose Carrizales                        16.908
9          One Sweet Filly                      Ricardo Hernandez, Jr.           Jose Carrizales                        16.925
10        Jessaprimadonna                     Gilbert Ortiz                            Van Haywood                        16.928

Delta Downs will close out opening week of racing on Saturday with an expanded 18-race program. Each race is a trial for this year’s $357,981 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2) for 2-year-old Louisiana-bred colts and geldings. There is a special first post time of 2:35 pm CT.

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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