She's My Gem Wins The Orleans Stakes
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2021
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SHE’S MY GEM DOMINATES IN THE
ORLEANS STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS
- NEW MEXICO INVADER RETURNS STRONG AFTER LAYOFF -
VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $60,000 Orleans Stakes on Tuesday and it was an out-of-towner who got the victory. She’s My Gem used a strong late kick under jockey Joe Dominguez to win her first race in Louisiana after spending her entire career in the state of New Mexico for owner Dale F. Taylor Racing LLC and trainer Todd Fincher.
Our Lost Love came away fast in the Orleans and opened an early lead in the five-furlong test for older fillies and mares. But her speed would come to an end after cutting our fractional times of 22.38 seconds for the quarter mile and 45.79 for the half. Our Lost Love gave way to the eventual winner with a furlong to go as She’s My Gem cruised to an easy three length tally. Misty Day, the race favorite, rallied well to win a place photo over Mucho Amor by a head.
She’s My Gem covered the distance in 58.52 seconds while racing on a fast track.
The win by She’s My Gem was the fourth of her nine-race career and it also marked her second stakes victory. She earned $36,000 for the effort and now boasts a bankroll of $166,860.
She’s My Gem is a 5-year-old bay mare by Into Mischief, out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Our Unbridled Gem.
Sent to the gate at odds of 5-1, She’s My Gem paid $13 to win, $5 to place and $3.40 to show. Misty Day was worth $3 to place and $2.40 to show. Mucho Amor paid $4.20 to show.
Delta Downs will host another nine-race live card on Wednesday with first post time scheduled for 12:55 pm.
For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also get information about the track through Facebook by visiting the page ‘Delta Downs Racing’. The track’s Twitter handle is @deltaracing.
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.