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Zenergetic Turns Table on Marfilous In Mother's Day Stakes Victory
Zenergetic, under jockey Luis Vivanco, easily winning the $28,000 Mothers' Day Stakes Saturday night at Delta Downs.

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Zenergetic Turns Table on Marfilous In Mother's Day Stakes Victory

VINTON, LA—MAY 12, 2018—Zenergetic found herself right at home Saturday night in the $28,000 Mothers' Day Stakes at Delta Downs.

Making her first start on the Louisiana track's racing surface she turned the tables on rival Marfilious by easily winning the event for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares by one-length.

A month ago the pair faced off in the $20,000 Miss Sam Houston Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park with Marfilous scoring a headbob over Zenergetic.

Regular rider Luis Vivanco rode the daughter of Dominyun to a :17.375 clocking over the 350 yards, a 98 speed index. Trainer Trey Ellis saddled the 5-year-old to her fifth career win for owner Zenergetic Group.

Winning trainer Trey Ellis and jockey Luis Vivanco accept the Mothers' Day Stakes trophy Saturday night at Delta Downs. © Coady Photography
Bobby D. Cox bred the multiple stakes winner in Texas from the First Down Dash mare Zenergy. Zenergetic has compiled a (23) 5-5-4 record and used the $15,000 Mothers' Day winner's purse to boost her earnings to $72,528.

Coming off a win in the Miss Houston Marfilous picked up $5,000 for her second-place effort. Josue Ponce trains the Ivory James filly for owner Ruben Garcia Montemayor. Damian Martinez rode the Bobby D. Cox Texas-bred out of Versace by Ocean Runaway. She has earned $59,859.

Louisiana-bred Eyesa Game finished three-quarter back to pick up $4,400 for third. Lanny Keith conditions the Touchet Farms LLC owned 3-year-old daughter of multiple stakes sire Game Patriot from the Mr Eye Opener mare Eyesa Beauty 123. Everado Rodriguez was riding. Lee and Sandra Stevens are the breeder.

Rf A Faster Chick, Jess Toastem, Cajun Diva, Vfgo Max Go, Okey Dokey Diamond and Shes A Tourist completed the field.

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.