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Louisiana Juvenile

TM Dees Prize's winning connections © Coady Photography

TM Dees Prize’s winning connections © Coady Photography

TM Dees Prize (Fast Prize Dash - Call Her Dee, Deefirst)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by Michael Compton

TM Dees Prize winning the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photgography

TM Dees Prize winning the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photgography

TM Dees Prize’s scored the first stakes victory of his career in the $60,000 Louisiana Juvenile at Delta Downs on July 12, and in the process became the first stakes winner for his sire Fast Prize Dash and for his dam Call Her Dee.

Ridden by Dennis Means, TM Dees Prize broke alertly and raced in 6th position early. He noticeably discovered his best stride halfway home, collaring the early leaders nearing the wire and bounding clear late to win by 3/4-length. Saddled by Vann Haywood, TM Dees Prize completed the 350 yards in :17.376. The $36,000 winner’s share of the purse lifted his lifetime bankroll to $67,650.

Owned and bred by Two The Max Investments LLC, TM Dees Prize is out of Call Her Dee. Winner of the 2008 Bill Hedge Memorial Overnight Stakes, Call Her Dee won three of six career starts and earned $25,983. TM Dees Prize, foaled in Louisiana, is the first stakes winner for his dam. The two-year-old gelding is also the initial stakes winner to represent his sire Fast Prize Dash, a son of Mr Jess Perry. From a limited number of starters, Fast Prize Dash, a Grade 3 finalist himself, has sired 22 winners.

TM Dees Prize winning the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photgography

TM Dees Prize winning the Louisiana Juvenile Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photgography

K K Horse Racing’s Firefly Fortune (Jet Black Patriot-Toast To Fortune) led early, but gave way late and finished second under Eddi Martinez for trainer Jose Garcia.

See Yacht Sea Jump (Jumpn-Yacht Sea), with David Alvarez up, turned in an even effort to finish third for owner Joan Rood and trainer Randy Hebert.

Followed by Hang On And Hush Up (Fast Prize Dash-Sheza Neon Rose), RBD Fastestdashndeb (Heza Fast Dash-Debs Been Streakin), Bye Bye Lulu (Heza Fast Dash-Easy To Dazzle) and Down Dem Coronas (Coronas Leaving You-First Down Bucks). MCM Fast Passage (Storm Passage TB-Fast Dan N Deb) ducked in and hit the rail, unseating the rider. Jess For Ron & Patriotic Mistress scratched.

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Louisiana Classic-RG2

Fast Talkin Henry's winning connections © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry (Heza Fast Dash - Streakin Cindy, Streakin La Jolla)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Louisiana Classic Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Louisiana Classic Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Sent to post as the 3-2 favorite in a full field of 10 state-breds, Fast Talkin Henry rewarded his backers with a neck victory in the 440-yard $100,000 Louisiana Classic Stakes-RG2 on July 12, closing night of the 46-night Delta Downs Quarter Horse meet.

Fast Talkin Henry covered his quarter-mile trip in :21.626 under jockey John Hamilton. Heath Taylor prepped the 4-year-old gelding for owner Eric P. Johnson of Spring, Texas.

Campaigned exclusively in Louisiana, Fast Talkin Henry has earned $313,824 from 14 outs, and his seven wins include last year’s $148,260 Delta Downs Louisiana Breeders’ Derby-RG2. At two, he ran third in the $551,055 Lee Berwick Louisiana Bred Futurity-RG1, Delta’s richest stakes for Quarter Horses.

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Louisiana Classic Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry winning the Louisiana Classic Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Fast Talkin Henry was bred by Russell P. Mowad of Pineville, Louisiana. His dam, Streakin Cindy, is a winning daughter of the late Streakin La Jolla. Now 12, she has foaled three winners from as many starters, including Bigtime Cindy, a finalist in the 2011 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity-RG2.

Douglas Traylor’s Dashin Gage (Oak Tree Special-Dash Lady Love) finished 2nd under Jose Vega for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr., a nose in front of Blue Louisiana Jolla, who was disqualified from third and placed 10th for drifting out and bothering Jethro Almitey. Big Timer (Bigtime Favorite-Our Fancy Native) was placed third for owner Stacey Moak trainer Vann Haywood and jockey Dennis Means.

Followed by Political Option (Jess Louisiana Blue-In His Dreams), T Boy P (King Corona-Got A Project), RDD Dashing Cowboy (First Prize Perry-Easy To Dazzle), McM Dashmaster (Heza Fast Dash-Oh Shez Zuper), Chicks Patriot (Game Patriot-Chick La Jolla), Jethro Almitey (Heza Fast Dash-Dash In The Wind) and Blue Louisiana Jolla (Jess Louisiana Blue-Somekinda Rainey).

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Live Oak Stakes

Downtown Forrest's winning connections © Coady Photography

Downtown Forrest’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Downtown Forrest (Beau Brummel SA - Cece Chicado Classic, Special Effort)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

Downtown Forrest winning the Live Oak Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Downtown Forrest winning the Live Oak Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Breaking sharply in 2nd from post 2, Downtown Forrest led at every subsequent call en route to a convincing 4 3/4-length victory in the $60,000 Live Oak Stakes for Louisiana-breds at Delta Downs on July 12.

Downtown Forrest covered his 870-yard trip in :45.689 and earned a season-best 96 speed index. Jake Pierce rode the 5-year-old gelding for owner Walter E. Alford of Raymond, Mississippi, and trainer Carl Crawford.

Downtown Forrest was making his first start since June 6, when he ran second in the $50,000 Virgil Bond 870 Stakes. A one-time $10,000 claimer, the gelding has won six of 18 outs – including six of 12 at the 870 trip – and he has earned $110,023.

Downtown Forrest winning the Live Oak Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Downtown Forrest winning the Live Oak Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Downtown Forrest was bred by John Hamlin and Chad Soileau. The gelding is one of nine winners from 11 starters foaled by Cece Chicado Classic, a 24-year-old mare by 1981 World Champion Special Effort. One of his 1/2-brothers, Patriots Special, ran third in the ’08 Live Oak Stakes-RG2. Another, Sand Valley, was a finalist in the 1998 West Texas Sun Country Futurity-G1.

Keepn It Kool (First To Shine-Kool K.J.) ran 2nd for owner David Lee Vance. The multiple stakes placed 5-year-old gelding was ridden by John Hamilton for trainer Danny Eldridge.

Mario G. Moreno’s Vics Classic (Streakin Victor-Werk’s Classic) finished 3rd. A 4-year-old gelding who ran second to Rocky Mountain Fly in last year’s Live Oak Stakes, he was ridden by Eddi Martinez for trainer Peter Carter.

Call Me Cajun Pie (Call Me Together-Sheza Faster Babe) ran fourth and was followed by 6-5 favorite Worlds On High (Game Patriot-Sissyisonahigh), Rocky Mountain Fly (Panther Mountain-Dealafly) Dashin Dove (Dashin Bye-Another Meddlinchick), and Mr La Jollas Game (Game Patriot-Streakin Goretha).

Downtown Forrest's winning connections © Coady Photography

Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity-RG1

 

Game's winning connections © Coady Photography

Game’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Game (Game Patriot - Hot Charge, Hotdoggin)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Game winning the Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana Breeders' Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Game winning the Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana Breeders’ Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Delta Downs hosted the richest American Quarter Horse race in its 41-year history on July 12 during Louisiana Showcase Night. The evening featured eight stakes races for Louisiana-bred runners, highlighted by Game’s determined victory in the $645,645 Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity-RG1, a race named after prominent breeder and owner and the track’s founder.

With regular rider Orlando Baldillez in the saddle, Game broke cleanly & raced with the leaders early. In running to his name once again, Game ran down Hemps Jumpn Lajolla & Embrujo Star and closed to win by a head. He stopped the clock in :17.594 over a fast track for a speed index of 88 as the 2-1 race favorite.

Now a winner in 4 of 6 starts, Game picked up the 1st-place check of $322,822, driving his bankroll to $485,224 for owner Joseph Landreneau. It was the 2nd stakes win for Game, who also won the $265,285 Louisiana Laddie Futurity-RG2 in May for trainer Kelli Smith.

Game winning the Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana Breeders' Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Game winning the Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana Breeders’ Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Bred in Louisiana by Joe Guitierrez, Game is the first foal & only starter out of winner Hot Charge, who was a finalist in the 2010 Ancira Ford Classic-RG3 at Sam Houston Race Park.

When Landreneau went to $12,000 to purchase Game at the LQHBA Yearling Sale in 2013, he had no clue how astute a buy he had made. “I would give anyone $12,000 if they were to turn around and give me $485,224 (the amount of Game’s earnings),” said Landreneau. “He’s been quite a purchase, that’s for sure. What makes him so special is that he loves his job. He loves going to work.”

Appropriately named, Game has clearly demonstrated what makes him so special. His only blemish is an 8th-place finish (he was bumped at the break) in the Mardi Gras Futurity-G2 in March. “I thought he was good enough to win the Mardi Gras,” Landreneau said. “He didn’t leave the gate very well in that race, but I thought he would win that one too.”

Game's winning connections © Coady Photography

Game’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Game’s camp entered the Lee Berwick with plenty of confidence. “I knew if he broke and could get to the front that he would be tough,” Landreneau said. “You can’t tell in the chart or from watching it, but he actually went to the front and then horses went by him and he had to run them down. He is such a game horse. He tries hard every time. Kelli and everyone at the barn have done a great job with him. He came back great. The next morning he acted like he hadn’t even run.”

Mardi Gras Futurity winner Hemps Jumpn Lajolla (Jumpn-Hemps La Jolla) bumped early, dueled in the lane & just missed under Raul Ramirez Jr. for owner/trainer Miguel Rodrigquez. Louisiana Lassie Futurity-G2 winner Embrujo Star (Embrujo FG-Allas Toast) led early under Jose Vega & was 3rd for Hubert Vestal & trainer Trey Ellis. Followed by Louisiana Blue Belle (Jess Louisiana Blue-Dashin Sugarbaby), Weetzy (Okey Dokey Fantasy-Jazzing Micki), Mudbug (Jet Black Patriot-Dealazoom), Zihuatanejo (Heza Fast Dash-Told Ya) & I Am Intriguing (Jess Louisiana Blue-Ms Intriguing). Icanonlyemagine & Louisiana Jambalaya scratched.

Game's winning connections © Coady Photography

Game’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Game's winning connections © Coady Photography

Flying Breed Stakes

Lets Jess Do It's winning connections © Coady Photography

Lets Jess Do It’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Lets Jess Do It (First Prize Perry - Lets Separate, Separatist)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 0 by John Moorehouse

Lets Jess Do It winning the Flying Breed Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Lets Jess Do It winning the Flying Breed Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Lets Jess Do It doubled his stakes total for Noe E. Pena, dashing to victory in the $50,000 Flying Breed Stakes on July 12 as the 2014 Delta Downs meet concluded.

The 4-year-old gelding posted his sixth win, and second in stakes company, in his 19th lifetime start. Lets Jess Do It notched his first stakes victory as a 2-year-old in the LQHBA Sale Invitational Stakes, and already had earnings in six digits before the $30,000 prize from this event improved his total bankroll to $133,320.

The short 250-yard distance left little margin for error, but Lets Jess Do It came flying from the outside under jockey David Alvarez after breaking sixth from the 8-hole. The gelding was running fourth at the stretch and then made a late rush to get to the wire first by three-quarters. Trained by Bobby Martinez, Lets Jess Do It finished in :12.849, posting a 104 speed index – his third in triple digits in a span of four outs dating back to last October.

Lets Jess Do It winning the Flying Breed Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Lets Jess Do It winning the Flying Breed Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

It marked the second straight victory for Lets Jess Do It, with both coming at 250 yards.

Easy Acres Performance Horses bred Lets Jess Do It and owns his dam, Lets Separate, a 2002 mare who has produced five offspring – all starters. Lets Jess Do It is the only member of the brood with a stakes victory, and one of just two winners among those five foals.

Jess Good Lookin (Heza Fast Dash-Mornin Jess) finished second for owner Eric Johnson & trainer Heath Taylor. John Hamilton drew the riding assignment. The Notradamus (Dashin Bye-Fast N Smooth 880) took third place with Floriberto Maldonado aboard. George Del Fierro owns the Rodolfo Sanchez trainee. Followed by PM Runaway Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Runaway Lady Oak), First Dashin Perry (First Prize Perry-First Dashin Bye), King Daddy Dove (King Corona-Jazzing Micki), Heza Fast Rogue (Heza Fast Dash-Miss Jess Rogue) and One Swift Game (Game Patriot-Swiftone). Chicks Patriot & Patriots Toast were scratched.

Lets Jess Do It's winning connections © Coady Photography

Flashy Hemp Stakes

MCM Fast Dashin Blue's winning connections © Coady Photography

MCM Fast Dashin Blue’s winning connections © Coady Photography

MCM Fast Dashin Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue - Fast Dash N Deb, Heza Fast Dash)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by John Moorehouse

MCM Fast Dashin Blue winning the Flashy Hemp Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

MCM Fast Dashin Blue winning the Flashy Hemp Stakes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

MCM Fast Dashin Blue added black type to an already impressive showing in her sophomore campaign, finishing strong to take the $60,000 Flashy Hemp Stakes on July 12 at Delta Downs.

The 3-year-old filly logged her third victory in four outs this year and her fourth in 10 overall starts. She also added another win to the tally of trainer Kenneth L. Roberts Sr., who wrapped up his third consecutive trainer title at Delta Downs.

MCM Fast Dashin Blue showed plenty of quickness in her first stakes race, posting a 92 speed index to match her personal best. The filly broke in the middle of the pack from the 2-gate, but by the time leader Patriots Toast (Game Patriot-Wakeup To Toast) entered the stretch, she and MCM Fast Dashin Blue had established themselves as the only real contenders. MCM Fast Dashin Blue chased down her rival during the final yards, hitting the wire with a 1/2-length separation.

Patrick Watson was aboard for the victorious 400-yard trip, which was completed in :19.678 and produced a $36,000 payday for owner Donald Lane Sargent, more than doubling her previous total earnings to $67,312.

MCM Farm LLC bred MCM Fast Dashin Blue, who becomes the 1st stakes winner out of Fast Dash N Deb. Owned by Rogers Farm, the stakes-placed mare has produced 2 starters out of 4 offspring, a group that includes a yearling and another foaled earlier this year.

Patriots Toast’s connections, owner Ana Alvidrez and trainer Martin Trejo, settled for 2nd place. Raul Ramirez Jr. was in the irons. Streakin Ellen (Game Patriot-Streakin Amber) hit the board in 3rd for Eric Johnson. The Heath Taylor trainee had John Hamilton up.

Bipty Dash (Heza Fast Dash-Bipity Jazz TB), Dashing Jet Rio (Jet Black Patriot-Dashing Obsession), TF Eyes R Shuttin (Struttin To Beduino-Eyes R Special) and Lets Play Yacht Sea (First N Kool-Yacht Sea) completed the field.

MCM Fast Dashin Blue's winning connections © Coady Photography

Louisiana Breeders’ Derby-RG3

Kool Design's winning connections © Coady Photography

Kool Design’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Kool Design (First N Kool - Mitey Good Design, Mitey Easy Dash)

Delta Downs – July 12, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Kool Design winning the Louisiana Breeders Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Kool Design winning the Louisiana Breeders Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Kool Design lit up the tote board in the $217,545 Delta Downs Louisiana-bred Derby-RG3 on Louisiana Showcase Night at Delta Downs July 12, winning by a nose to register the upset win at odds of 40-1.

Regular rider Danny Lavergne, who qualified him with a 3rd-place run in the June 20 trials, opted for trial winner/race favorite Ol Time Preacher Man. Jose Vega took the mount, and he and Kool Design were out of the gates on top, dueling for the early lead in the 400-yard test. Despite drifting in the lane, the 3-year-old gelding gamely reached for the finish line and narrowly prevailed by a nose.

Those who backed Kool Design were handsomely rewarded. He returned $83.80 for the win, keyed a large $406.30 exacta and a whopping $3,828 trifecta.

Kool Design winning the Louisiana Breeders Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Kool Design winning the Louisiana Breeders Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Kool Design’s final time of :19.559 earned him a speed index of 95. It was the first stakes victory for the gelded son of First N Kool. The chestnut now owns three wins in six lifetime starts. His only other win of the year came in 300-yard allowance at Delta Downs in April. The $108,772 winner’s share of the purse increased Kool Design’s career earnings to $144,736.

The winner is owned by Oscar Rhone & was saddled by Kenneth Roberts Sr., who sent out 3 winners on the evening and captured his 3rd consecutive leading trainer title and 6th overall at Delta Downs.

Bred in Louisiana by Presley Broussard, Kool Design is the leading earner out of Mitey Good Design. Although winless in her career, Mitey Good Design is the dam of additional winners Shiney New Design and Design Ta Dash.

Im Jess Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-In the Open) opened 1/2-length on the field early but could not fend off Kool Design late and settled for second under John Hamilton for owners Kimberly & Herman Hogue and trainer by Heath Taylor. Scooter Prize (First Prize Perry-Royal Baby Scooter), winner of the Vinton Stakes-G3 in May, finished fastest of the rest under Jorge Linares to secure 3rd for owner Ana Alvidrez and trainer Martin Trejo.

Followed by Sandra Sue Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-Madame Mayor), JLS Book Of Psalms (First Prize Perry-Psalmist), Allizoom (First Prize Perry-Lett Her Zoom), Ol Time Preacher Man (Heza Fast Dash-JJ Streakin Illusion), BBS Magic Patriot (Jet Black Patriot-BBS Magic Quarter) & Bradys March Madness (Jess Louisiana Blue-Kokopelli Hills). Kerrys Special Crown was scratched.

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Firecracker Derby

Separatist Firstdown's winning connections © Coady Photography

Separatist Firstdown’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Separatist Firstdown (Separatist - Shesa Firstdown Jess, First Down Dash)

Delta Downs – July 5, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Separatist Firstdown winning the Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Separatist Firstdown winning the Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Separatist Firstdown is a virtual win machine. The 3-year-old sorrel colt has a nose for the wire and he added to his win total with a sharp victory in the $138,000 Firecracker Derby on July 5 at Delta Downs.

Piloted by jockey Jorge Linares, Separatist Firstdown bobbled slightly at the start, but still managed to reach out and grab the early lead. He widened his advantage through the lane and won comfortably, crossing the finish 1 1/4-lengths to the good of 2nd-place finisher The Eagle Express.

In winning as he pleased as the race favorite at 3-5, Separatist Firstdown covered 400 yards in :19.434, earning a speed index of 98. The victory marked his 2nd stakes score of the season, having also captured the Old South Derby at Delta Downs on May 16.

Separatist Firstdown winning the Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Separatist Firstdown winning the Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Victorious in 11 of 16 starts, Separtist Firstdown added $69,000 to his coffers, boosting his lifetime total to $426,541 for owners Oscar Canales Ramirez & Isidro Flores. The latter conditions the Texas-bred colt, who also owns stakes wins in the 2013 Gillespie County Fair Futurity-G3, that year’s Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity-G3 and the 2013 Evangeline Downs Futurity, and is a 2-time track record setter.

Narciso Flores bred the colt out of the winning Firstdown Jess mare Shesa Firstdown Jess.

Runner-up The Eagle Express (One Famous Eagle-Rustys Quickid), ridden by Gilbert Ortiz, proved best of the rest for owner Mary G. Lynne Thompson and trainer Larry Kopycinski. Daytona B (First Down Dash-Dashing Pana) was 3rd under Alfonso Lujan for owner Gregorio Garcia Garza and trainer Jose Davila. Followed by JP In Hot Pursuit (Mr Jess Perry-Meddlin Mischief), BBS First Flame (Game Patriot-BBS Magic Quarter), RMR Baby Doll (Game Patriot-Fast Prize Doll), Eyesa Jody Pop (Eyesa Jody Pop-Jodys Special Pop), SMR Long Legs (Tres Seis-Northern Fun), Copacoronas Glory (Copacorona Special) & Cash For Strikes (Strike The Cash-City Rain TB).

Separatist Firstdown's winning connections © Coady Photography

Firecracker Futurity-G2

Hezadashinbye's winning connections © Coady Photography

Hezadashinbye’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Hezadashinbye (Tempting Dash - Goinbye, Dashin Bye)

Delta Downs – July 4, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Hezadashinbye winning the Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Hezadashinbye winning the Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Hezadashinbye surprised eight rivals in the $278,125 Firecracker Futurity-G2, the richest open stakes race of the season at Delta Downs on Independence Day, July 4.

With jockey Tami Purcell in the irons, Hezadashinbye broke smartly, racing in second position early. He wrestled the lead from Kissin In The Wind halfway home and held at bay the late charge of Cosmo Traffic, winning by a head on the line at odds of 16-1.

Saddled by trainer Heath Taylor, Hezadashinbye completed 350 yards in :17.373, earning a speed index of 94.

The Narcisco Flores homebred was foaled in Texas, and the brown colt has now won two of three lifetime starts for earnings of $142,362.

Hezadashinbye winning the Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Hezadashinbye winning the Firecracker Futurity at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

The Firecracker Futurity victory was the second stakes score of the season at Delta Downs for Purcell, American Quarter Horse racing’s all-time winningest female jockey. She also captured the Mother’s Day Stakes with Louisiana Corona on May 10, and the pair teamed up again to annex the Juno’s Request Stakes-G1 at Remington Park on May 31.

“I had a really good trip,” said Purcell of Hezadashinbye. “He’s real focused and he has a lot of try. He was very game. I felt really good (going into the race). I thought he went into the race on a real positive note. Everything went our way with him since the trial.”

Purcell qualified Hezadashinbye to the Firecracker Futurity during the June 13 trials, finishing second in their heat. The jockey, who has won the prestigious All American Futurity-G1 and Champion of Champions-G1, recently returned to the saddle on a limited basis after retiring from riding in 2006.

“I’m still retired,” Purcell said with a laugh. “My family and home life always come first. I’m getting healthy and fit and I am enjoying this.”

The Firecracker Futurity was the first stakes win for Hezadashinbye, who is out of the stakes-winning Dashin Bye mare Goinbye. Winner of the 2007 Firecracker Derby-G2 at Delta Downs and third in the 2008 AQHA Members Plus Stakes-G3 at Evangeline Downs, Goinbye earned $52,411 in winning two of 10 lifetime starts.

Omar Mireles’ Cosmo Traffic (Cosmograph-Bac Traffic) proved game in defeat, rallying strongly late to just miss for jockey Raul Ramirez Jr. and trainer Rodolfo Sanchez.

Quic Carter (Carters Cartel-Quic Jess), the race’s fastest qualifier for owner Marina Nino and trainer Juan Saucedo, was ridden by Eleazar Hernandez and finished third.

Reporting across the finish line behind the top three were Kissin in the Wind (Furyofthewind-Dash for Kisses), Fractured Dreams (Jess Zoomin-Miss Hatch-TB), Gagastoasttobliss (First Moonflash-Toast to My Mom), August Rush GI (Ivory James-Grande Amee), Glimpse of Dash (Glimpse of Greatness-Double Dash Queen) & Coal Fired (Spit Curl Jess-First Prize Corona). Vital Temp was scratched.

Hezadashinbye's winning connections © Coady Photography

Par-A-Dice Stakes

Scream N Eagle's winning connections © Coady Photography

Scream N Eagle’s winning connections © Coady Photography

Scream N Eagle (One Famous Eagle - Linda Te Chick, Chicks Beduino)

Delta Downs – July 3, 2014 – by Michael Compton

Scream N Eagle winning the Par A Dice Stkaes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

Scream N Eagle winning the Par A Dice Stkaes at Delta Downs © Coady Photography

With 4 wins from 5 lifetime starts at Delta Downs, Scream N Eagle possesses a clear affinity for the Vinton, Louisiana strip. The 4-year-old gelding improved his already impressive slate with yet another victory at the track on July 3, taking the $24,350 Par-A-Dice Stakes at 300 yards.

Ridden by Saul Ramirez Jr., Scream N Eagle broke alertly and chased Laynes Corona On Ice early. The two dueled to the wire together with Scream N Eagle prevailing over Laynes Corona On Ice and jockey Jorge Linares in a tight finish, winning by a neck at odds of 7-2 for owner Triumph Stables Inc. and trainer Jesus Garrido.

Racing with a slight tail wind, Scream N Eagle stopped the timer in a brisk :15.141 and earned a speed index of 97 in notching the initial stakes tally of his career. The $12,000 winner’s share of the purse increased his career bankroll to $54,659.

Bred in Louisiana by Grant Farms Inc., Scream N Eagle is out of multiple stakes-winner Linda Te Chick, an earner of nearly $140,000 during her career. She is also the dam of Grade 1 stakes winner Mr Pie Chick and stakes-placers Perry Tee Chick and First Prize Linda.

Laynes Corona On Ice (King Corona-Nothin Bugs Jessie) was 2nd for owner Ramiro Rendon Jr. and trainer Alex Viallarreal. Braggin N Dashin (Dashin Bye-Jess Braggin) ran evenly, checking in 3rd under Alfonso Lujan for owner Curtis Crenwelge and trainer Michael Zingelmann.

Followed by Dashn To The Back (Fast Prize Dash-Backs To The Wall), One Swift Game (Game Patriot-Swiftone), Docs Town Special (Oak Tree Special-Docstown TB), Fishin With T (Fishers Dash-Snows Refrigerator), Or Black Warrior (Special Red Warrior-Jetset Legacy) & Imkeepingscore (First Down Dash-My Special Phoebe). King Daddy Dove was scratched.

Scream N Eagle's winning connections © Coady Photography