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VINTON, LA—MAY 10, 2019—San Lorenzo Corona got up at the wire to defeat Featuring Fast Jess by a nose Friday night in the $50,000Open Me A Corona(RG2) Stakes at Delta Downs.
A son of multiple stakes sire Coronas Leaving You from the Mr Eye Opener mare In The Open, San Lorenzo Corona is a full brother to AQHA racing champion Open Me A Corona, who the Delta stakes race is named for.
Ridden by jockey Victor Urieta, Jr., San Lorenzo Corona completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.276 clocking, equaling a 99 speed index. It was the debut start this season for the multiple graded stakes winner and the $30,000 winners' purse boosted his earnings to over $158,800.
Trainer Josue Ponce saddled the 5-year-old stallion for owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr. Bred by Jim and Natalie Montgomery, the gray stallion has compiled a (14) 6-1-1 record that includes wins in the Mid-City Stakes(RG3) and Opelousas Stakes(RG2).
Another Heza Fast Dash gelding, Gunna Be Alright, finished half-a-length back for owner Gladney 1 LLC and trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. David Alvarez rode the 4-year-old out of Jj Streakin Illusion by Streakin La Jolla. Bred by Joy Baya Foreman the stakes winner earned $5,500 to increase his bankroll to $72,722.
Sizzlin On Da Bayou, Ho Lotta Game, Achieveopiloto, Heza Made Man, Super Sonic Patriot and Jls Dash N Fire completed the field. Lightmupwithcharm was scratched.
Delta Downs will wrap up its fourth week of American Quarter Horse racing on Saturday night with a 10-race program that features the $104,705 Old South Futurity as well as the $25,000 Mother’s Day stakes. First post time is set for 6:15 pm CST.
Open Me A Corona won or placed in 18 of 21 career starts, racing primarily in Louisiana earned $929,150. Named AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion, he won the LQHBA Breeders Futurity(RG1), Louisiana Classic S.(RG2), Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.(RG2), Louisiana Classic S.(RG2), Louisiana Champions Day Classic S.(RG2), Vals Fortune S.(RG2), John Alleman Memorial S.(RG3), John Alleman Memorial S.(RG3), Opelousas S., Lakeview S., Gentilly Dash S., Mr. Jess Perry Louisiana Downs S., Mr Jess Perry Louisiana Downs Stakes.
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.