5/13/2017..Delta Downs..Vinton, La. – Delta Downs hosted the $81,430 Old South Futurity and the $29,450 Mother’s Day stakes on Saturday night to close out its fourth week of American Quarter Horse Racing. The Old South was won by Dont Temp Me under jockey Eduardo Luviano and the Mother’s Day was taken by First Fancy Prize with John Hamilton in the saddle.
Dont Temp Me came into the Old South Futurity as the third fastest qualifier from trial heats that took place on April 22. The Rodolfo Sanchez trainee turned out to be the fastest horse in the final as he used a strong rally to draw clear late and prevail by one length over Capitan Jimbob, who stumbled at the start and couldn’t make up ground. Sixes Flash wound up third, another head behind the runner-up in the showdown for 2-year-olds.
Dont Temp Me covered the 330 yards of the Old South in 16.556 seconds over a fast track. That clocking earned him a triple-digit speed index of 101.
Owned by Sally and Rigo Flores, Dont Temp Me is now two-for-two in his brief career. The winner’s prize of $40,715 on Saturday night lifted his fledgling bankroll to $43,715
Bred in Texas by his owners, Dont Temp Me is a 2-year-old sorrel colt by Tempting Dash, out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Fast Prize Rose.
Sent to the gate at odds of 5-1, Dont Temp Me paid $12 to win, $4.80 to place and $4.20 to show. Capitan Jimbob was worth $3.40 to place and $3 to show. Sixes Flash paid $10 to show.
The win by First Fancy Prize in the Mother’s Day Stakes marked the first stakes tally of her career. The daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon is trained by Michael Taylor and owned by Scott D. Jones, Monica Jones and Raymond R. Loup. Overall the 4-year-old filly has won four of 11 career starts and has earned a total of $113,804.
Delta Downs will begin its fifth week of racing on Wednesday night at 6:15 pm. Next week’s action includes the $322,285 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) on Friday night as well as the $266,140 Louisiana Laddie Futurity (RG2), and the $50,000 Vinton Stakes on Saturday night.
For more information about the current season visit the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com or on the Facebook 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.