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VINTON, LA—APRIL 20, 2019—Delta Downs wrapped up its opening week of racing for the 2019 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. The 10-race program featured the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes (see related story) and eight trials for this year’s $104,705 Old South Futurity.
The fastest qualifier for the Old South Futurity was Bill Manning and Steve Jordan's Chicks Ivory House, who won the sixth trial of the night under jockey Modesto Pina.
Chicks Ivory House is trained by Wendy Garcia, who saw her horse win for the first time in two career starts. Chicks Ivory House is a Randy Rittenhouse Oklahoma-bred by Ivory James, out of the Chicks A Blazin mare Chick Gone Wild.
Ivory James also sired the second fastest qualifier, Ivory Bones, a nose winner in the eighth trial for owners Douglas Traylor and Charles Jennings. AQHA Racing champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the Oklahoma-bred colt out of the Thoroughbred mare Presumptuous by Hennessy.
Bred by James Magnon, the brown colt broke his maiden in his first start while stopping the clock in :17.060 seconds. Noe Castaneda was riding.
Roberts also saddled two qualifiers for leading owner-breeder Bobby D. Cox.
The Old South final will take place on Saturday, May 11.
For a complete list of qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.
For more information about the new season visit the track’s website at 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.