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Dont Temp Me Prevails In The $81,430 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs
Dont Temp Me, under jockey Eduardo Luviano, winning the $81,430 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs on Saturday.

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Dont Temp Me Prevails In The $81,430 Old South Futurity at Delta Downs

VINTON, LA—MAY 13, 2017—Delta Downs hosted the $81,430 Old South Futurity and the $29,450 Mother’s Day stakes (see related story) 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.

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.

The winning connections of Dont Temp Me accept the Old South Futurity stakes trophy at Delta Downs on Saturday.
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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. The second dam is the Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winner Fast First Prize, a sister to leading sire Heza Fast Dash.

Racing for owner Felix Martinez and trainer Wendy Garcia Captain Jimbob earned $13,844 for his second-place effort. Rene Gutierrez rode the son of champion sire Desirio from the Corona Cartel mare War Silks.

Second in the Grade 3 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs in March, Captain Jimbob boosted his career earnings total to $58,352. Robert and Stacey Martin is the breeder.

Sixes Flash picked up $8,143 for finishing third. Erasmo Hernandez conditions the Streakin Sixes colt out of Viborita by Shazoom. Bred in Texas by Jerry Windham, Sixes Flash is still a maiden from four starts. Rolando Cabrera was in the saddle.

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.

Lees Dasher, Emnent, Aguila, The Cartel Warrior, Dezignator, Mon Dash Cartel and Tres Seis Flare completed the field.

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 upcoming 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.

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  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.