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Believe In Bertie Sets New Stakes Record in Daisy Devine Stakes

BELIEVE IN BERTIE
by Langfuhr – Saint Bertie by Street Cry (IRE)
Breeder: Richard Klein & Bertram Klein
Owner: Richard Klein & Bertram Klein
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Jockey: S. Bridgmohan

Richard Klein and Bertram Klein’s Louisiana-bred Believe in Bertie set her second track record of the season in New Orleans when posting a half-length victory in the $75,000 Daisy Devine Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on the Stall-Wilson turf course.

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MOBILE BAY BECOMES A MILLIONAIRE WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN IN THE $150,000 LOUISIANA PREMIER NIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP AT DELTA DOWNS

–  LEADING JOCKEY DIEGO SAENZ GETS A RIDING TRIPLE ON RICH NIGHT OF RACING –

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the 14th edition of Louisiana Premier Night on Saturday which included 10 stakes races and total purse money of more than $850,000 offered. The featured event on the card was the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, which was won by Tigertail Ranch’s Mobile Bay, who went over the $1 million mark in career earnings with the victory. Mobile Bay is trained by Victor Arceneaux and was ridden by Diego Saenz, who had a riding triple on the night.

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LOUISIANA Bred Premier Night Championship
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 1 11/16 Miles
Four Year Old and Upwards, Purse $150,000
MOBILE BAY
Lone Star Special - Tranquility Bay by Out of Place.
Breeder: Tigertail Ranch
Owner: Tigertail Ranch
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
The Pickett Factor
Gold Tribute-Dynaspice, by Dynaformer
Breeder: E. O. Pickett
Owner:  Melissa Cantacuzene
Trainer: Ralph R. Irwin
Jockey: Luis Quinonez

3rd
Fort Pulaski
Any Given Satruday-Jazzwithcandy, by Jambalaya Jazz
Breeder: Tigertail Ranch
Owner: Tigertail Ranch
Trainer: Danny Pish
Jockey:Steven J. Bourque

Track: Fast, 1:44.81, Margins: 1, 4 1/2, 5

 

LOUISIANA Bred Premier Night Sprint
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 5 furlongs
Four Year Old and Upwards, Purse $100,000
ICY GENTLEMAN
Yankee Gentleman - Icy Day by Five Star Day.
Breeder: Ironwater Farms Joint Venture
Owner: Ironwater Farms Joint Venture
Trainer: Henry B. Johnson, Jr.
Jockey: Jorge Guzman

2nd
C U Tiger
Indian Territory-Comehomewithasmile, by Came Home
Breeder: Bill Langford
Owner:  Bill Langford  and Roland Bruno
Trainer: Roland L. Bruno
Jockey: Alex Cortez

3rd
Greeley's Wish
Greeley’s Galaxy-A Wish For Travis, by Moonlight Dancer
Breeder: Margie K. Averett
Owner: Brian Schweda
Trainer: Brian Schweda
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

Track: Fast, :58.46, Margins: 3, 3/4, 3

 

Louisiana Bred Premier Night Distaff
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 1 Mile
Four Year Old and Upwards, Fillies & Mares, Purse $100,000
BIG WORLD
Custom for Carlos - Tensas Wedding Joy by Broken Vow
Breeder: Curt Leake & Elm Tree Farm , LLC
Owner: Maggi Moss
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Jockey: Gerard Melancon

2nd
Illussion Artist
Drosselmeyer-Art of Illusion, by Forest Wildcat
Breeder: 4 M Ranch
Owner:  Steve Landers Racing LLC 
Trainer: Brad H. Cox
Jockey: Colby Hernandez

3rd
Pacific Pink
Private Vow-Truly Romantic, by Robyn Dancer
Breeder: Brandon Adcock
Owner: Keith Plaisance
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston
Jockey: Miguel Mena

Track: Fast, 1:38.91, Margins: 4, 1, 2

 

Louisiana Bred Premier Night Matron
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 5 furlongs
Four Year Old and Upwards, Fillies & Mares, Purse $100,000
SUNNY OAK
Giant Oak - Heckuva Time by Gilded Time
Breeder: Jeff Wahman & Darlene Wahman
Owner: Keith Plaisance
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston
Jockey: Miguel Mena

2nd
Sarge's Daughter
Salute The Sarge-Mind Blowing, by Friends Lake
Breeder: Southern Equine Stables, LLC & DarrellC. Comeaux
Owner:  Brian Freking and Anthony J. Wolfe 
Trainer: William B. Sandmann III
Jockey: Eddie Martin, Jr.

3rd
Smittys Cougar
Half Ours-Smitty’s Sunshine, by Seeking A Home
Breeder: Elliott Necaise
Owner: Susan K. Love
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
Jockey: Gerard Melancon

Track: Fast, :58.30, Margins: 3 1/2, 1/2, hd

Louisiana Bred Premier Night Starlet
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 1 Mile
Three Year Old Fillies, Purse $100,000
MR. AL’S GAL
Salute the Sarge - Spanish Ice by Spanish Steps
Breeder: Roger Guy Smith
Owner: Roger G. Smith
Trainer: Justin Jeansonne
Jockey: Richard Eramia

2nd
Our Millie
Half Ours-Magic Maiden, by You and I
Breeder: Barbara V. Rowell
Owner: Marble Farms LLC
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Alexander Castillo

3rd
My Gal Layla
My Pal Charlie-Bellebottom Blues, by Cure The Blues
Breeder: Elliott Necaise
Owner: Susan K. Love
Trainer: Eduardo Ramirez
Jockey: Roberto Morales

Track: Fast, 1:40.89, Margins: 4 3/4, 1/2, 3 1/4



LOUISIANA Bred Premier Night Prince
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 1 Mile
Three Year Olds, Purse $100,000
UNDER PRESSURE
Birdstone - Charming Colleen by Charismatic
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: Mallory Greiner
Trainer: Chris Richard
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Magic Vow
Private Vow-Whitewashed, by Broad Brush
Breeder: J. Adcock
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Kerwin D. Clark

3rd
Saints Fan
Tale of Ekati-Boy Crazy, by Sky Mesa
Breeder: Dallas Stewart
Owner: Dallas Stewart
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: Colby Hernandez

Track: Fast, 1:40.47, Margins: 2, 1 1/2, 3/4



LOUISIANA Bred Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter Handicap
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 5 furlongs
Four Year Olds And Upward, Purse $50,000
HE'S ALL OURS
Half Ours-Bate’s Lady, by Lord Carson
Breeder: Jarvis Fortier & Doris Hebert
Owner: Dale White, Sr.
Trainer: Eduardo Ramirez
Jockey: Roberto Morales

2nd
Totally Ours
Half Ours-Swifty Victress, by Macho Uno
Breeder: Clear Creek Stud, LLC
Owner: Fleur De Lis Investments
Trainer: Corale A. Richards
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

3rd
Say Charlie
My Pal Charlie-Say Afleet, by Northern Afleet
Breeder: Stewart M. Madison & Channon Farm, LLC
Owner: David Fontenot Racing, LLC
Trainer: Shane Wilson
Jockey: Ashley Broussard

Track: Fast, :59.68, Margins: no, 1, 1


LOUISIANA Bred Premier Night Bon Temps Starter Handicap
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 5 furlongs
Four Year Olds And Upward, Fillies And Mares, Purse $50,000
LADY EMILY SAGE
Intimidator-Lady Fingers, by More Than Ready
Breeder: Steve Asmussen
Owner: Ricky Courville & David Roy
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: Colby Hernandez

2nd
Tunica Girl
Gold Tribute-Forge Ahead, by Sunny’s Halo
Breeder: Neal McFadden & Mary McFadden
Owner: Clyde Taylor
Trainer: Brent Delahoussaye
Jockey: Steve Bourque

3rd
Chaotic Kitty
Big Top Cat-Lemon Yellow, by Red Ransom
Breeder: Circle H Farms
Owner: End Zone Athletics, Inc.
Trainer: Karl Broberg
Jockey: Ashley Broussard

Track: Fast, :59.84, Margins: hd, nk, hd


LOUISIANA Bred Premier Night Gentlemen Starter Handicap
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 1 1/16 Miles
Four Years Old And Upward, Purse $50,000
FLIT N TIME
Time Bandit-Miss Flit N Flot, by Leestown
Breeder: Margie K. Averett
Owner: Bonnie Wall
Trainer: Sam Breaux
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Rare
Fusaichi Pegasus-Xylophoone, by Dehere
Breeder: Curt Leake
Owner: Christopher E. Savage
Trainer: Sam Breaux
Jockey: Roberto Morales

3rd
Heavy On TheMister
Lion Tamer-Twinwinwin, by Twining
Breeder: T.J. Dickey & Rebecca Farm
Owner: Raymond Todd White and Randy J. Stone
Trainer: Karl Broberg
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

Track: Fast, 1:46.19, Margins: 7 1/4, 1 3/4, 1 1/2


Louisiana Bred Premier Night Ladies Starter Handicap
Delta Downs, 2-11-17, 1 Mile
Four Year Olds And Upward, Fillies And Mares,  Purse $50,000
NIGHT PARADE
Parading-Huckie, by Fast Play
Breeder: Stacy Moak
Owner: Rhonda Snodderly
Trainer: Alex De Beauville
Jockey: Larry Taylor

2nd
Coast Of La
Costa Rising-Kris’stalwart, by Stalwart
Breeder: Jarvis Fortier & Doris Hebert
Owner: Sandy Badeaux
Trainer: Eduardo Ramirez
Jockey: Diego Saenz

3rd
Salty Martini
Quiet American-French Martini, by Salt Lake
Breeder: Becky Winemiller
Owner: Kimberly Blackmon
Trainer: Donald Watson, Jr
Jockey: Bethany Taylor

Track: Fast, 1:41.22, Margins: 3, 2, 4 1/2

 

 

 

FREAKONTHELEAD PULLS MASSIVE UPSET IN THE $100,000 PELICAN STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

Pelican Stakes
Delta Downs, January 21, 2017
7 Furlongs, Purse $100,000

FREAKONTHELEAD
Run Production - Always On Top by Always a Classic
Breeder: Carrol J. Castille
Owner: Whispering Oaks Farm LLC,
Trainer: Steven B. Flint, Jockey: Timothy Thornton,

2nd [DH]
Underpressure
Birdstone-Charming Colleen, by Charismatic
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: Mallory Greiner
Trainer: Chris Richard, Jockey: G. Melancon

2nd [DH]
Magic Vow 
Private Vow-Whitewashed, by Broad Brush
Breeder: J. Adcock
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Allen Landry, Jockey: K.D. Clark

Margins: 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1 1/4

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MR. AL’S GAL SPLASHES HOME IN FRONT TO WIN THE $100,000 AZALEA STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

Azalea Stakes
Delta Downs, January 20, 2017    
7 Furlongs, Purse $100,000

MR. AL'S GAL
Salute The Sarge-Spanish Ice by Spanish Steps
Breeder: J. Adcock & Neal McFadden
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc.
Trainer: Justin Jeansonne, Jockey: Richard E. Eramia

2nd
Our Millie
Half Ours-Magic Madam, by You and I
Birdstone-Charming Colleen, by Charismatic
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: Mallory Greiner
Trainer: Chris Richard, Jockey: G. Melancon

3rd
My Gal Layla
My Pal Charlie-Bellebottom, by Cure the Blues
Breeder: Elliott Necaise
Owner: Susan K. Love
Trainer: Eduardo Ramirez, Jockey: R. Morales

Margins: 3 1/2, 3 1/4, 3/4

 

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Mr. Al’s Gal and Jack Snipe Take Respective Divisions of the 2016 Louisiana Futurities

 

Louisiana Futurity (filly div)
Fair Grounds, December 31, 2016
6 furlongs, Purse $100,000
for Louisiana-Breds, 2YO fillies

MR. AL’S GAL
Salute The Sarge-Spanish Ice, by Spanish Steps
Breeder: J. Adcock & Neal McFadden
Owner: Rodney Virgadamo & Keith Bonura
Trainer: Justin Jeansonne; Jockey: R.E. Eramia

2nd
Princess Samurai
First Samurai-Interruption, by Conquistador
Breeder: Orange Grove Thoroughbreds, Inc.
Owner: Darlene & Mike Peterson
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun; Jockey: M. Mena

3rd
Quarter Carat
Tiz Wonderful-Diamondinthestream, by Smart Strike
Breeder: Stacy Moak
Owner: Stacy Moak
Trainer: Albert M. Stall, Jr.; Jockey: F. Geroux

1:10.64, Track: good, Margins: 12 3/4, 3/4, 3/4

 

Louisiana Futurity (colt & gelding div)
Fair Grounds, December 31, 2016
6 furlongs, Purse $100,000
for Louisiana-Breds, 2YOs

JACK SNIPE’S
Half Ours-Rhodelia, by Silver Deputy
Breeder: Clear Creek Stud LLC
Owner: Jeff Drown & Gary M Scherer
Trainer: Gary M. Scherer; Jockey: D.J. Meche

2nd
Run Away Ralph
Custom For Carlos-Lucky Haley, by Forty Won
Breeder: Trey LaVoice
Owner: Energy Solutions Consultants, LLC
Trainer: Edward J. Johnston; Jockey: R. Alvarado

3rd
Street Honor
Street Boss-Noon Delight, by Broken Vow
Breeder: Darlene & Jeff Wahman
Owner: Norman Stables, LLC
Trainer: Lonnie Briley; Jockey: G. Saez

1:11.68, Track: good, Margins: nk, 2, 1

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Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Salutes All U.S. Military Forces