Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week Tampa Bay Downs gets the spotlight with three graded stakes Saturday.
Delta Downs is gearing up for another rich race program Feb. 11 as the track hosts the 14th edition of Louisiana Premier Night.
When Kerwin Clark finally got to celebrate his 3,000th win at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Dec. 15, the moment was better than he imagined. How the milestone occurred, however, is something the 40-plus year veteran could have never fathomed.
While winning four races in a row already made for a memorable night, jockey Ashley Broussard sensed she could accomplish something even more special after scoring that fourth straight win in the seventh race Dec. 14 at Delta Downs.
Trainer Karl Broberg secured the 2,000th victory of his career when he sent out Mr. Graceful to a front-running score in the ninth race Nov. 26 at Delta Downs.
Two dominating performances by juveniles happened back-to-back at Delta Downs Nov. 19 as Gunnevera, under jockey Javier Castellano, took the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by 5 1/2 lengths.
The Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) will be broadcast live at 4:45 p.m. CST as "The Race of the Week" on Sirius XM Radio on Saturday, November 19.
The top two morning-line choices for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) pit east vs. west but the connections of each of the 10 juveniles entered have reason for optimism.
Saratoga Special (gr. II) winner Gunnevera will be pointed to the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) instead of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Antonio Sano said Oct. 14.
Track plans 12% takeout on its Pick 4 wager.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel today announced its 2016-17 Thoroughbred stakes schedule. The track will offer a total of 32 stakes races during its 84-day season that runs from October 19, 2016 through March 11, 2017.
For Delta Downs director of racing Chris Warren, there's no beating some free, on-track publicity when it comes to promoting the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).
End Zone Athletics was the track's leading owner for 2015-16 season.
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Veteran Populist Politics, who secured the first of an eventual five stakes wins in 2010, will end his career on a winning note after being claimed by his original connections and retired.
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Fruition Racing's Stormdriver outbatted runner-up One Man's King to win the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Stakes Feb. 6 at Delta Downs.
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Exaggerator was the class of the field headed into the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) on the merit of a fourth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), and the Curlin colt delivered.
Carl R. Moore's Jet Black Magic turned the tables on 1-5 favorite La Appassionata and soared clear to victory in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 21 at Delta Downs.
Undefeated La Appasionata will be chasing her first graded win Nov. 21 in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III), as the runners she easily conquered last out face her for another try at Delta Downs.
Jockey Pat Valenzuela is scheduled to ride in races for the first time since January 2014 with two mounts Nov. 19 at Delta Downs for trainer Karl Broberg.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will offer 32 stakes races, worth combined purses of $4.6 million, during its 86-day season that runs from Oct. 16 through March 12.
Boyd Gaming Corporation announced May 7 that this year's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds will be held at its Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 21.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel announced that Matt Crawford has been hired as the track's racing secretary for both the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred meets, effective immediately.
"Once the races start everything comes at you all at once," says valet Doug Gilbert. "The job is non-stop and fast-paced. Everybody is trying to get to where they have to be for the next race. You can't be half-stepping."
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One King's Man ruled the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Feb. 7 at Delta Downs, using a big late kick to win by 3 1/2 lengths, highlighting an evening of stakes racing for state-breds.
Defending champion Sunbean is back to defend his title in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, the headline event during a full evening of stakes racing Feb. 7 at Delta Downs in Vinton, La.
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Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel.
Proving her Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) victory was no fluke, Willis Horton's Take Charge Brandi returned Nov. 22 to claim the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) as the favorite at Delta Downs.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes at Delta Downs this weekend. This is a 2-year-old race that kicks off the Kentucky Derby trail. watch video
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes at Delta Downs this weekend. This is a 2-year-old race that kicks off the Kentucky Derby trail. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delta Downs Jackpot S.
Seven stakes winners are among the eight-horse field set for the Delta Mile Stakes, one of seven supporting stakes on the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) card Nov. 22.
Grade I winner Take Charge Brandi will try to secure another lucrative purse when she faces a full field of 2-year-old fillies in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Nov. 22.
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z, coming off a fifth-place finish in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), heads a group of 10 plus two also-eligibles for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.
Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino said Nov. 11 it received 13 pre-entries for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III), the richest 2-year-old stakes in North America outside of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
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Emily Champion, who practiced veterinary medicine at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton, La., was the victim of a multiple homicide this weekend while visiting her parents at their rural home in Western Ky.
Golden Actor played the starring role in the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes the night of Oct. 25 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel with a 4 1/4-length score in his stakes debut.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel announced June 11 changes to its annual Jackpot Day program scheduled this year for Saturday, Nov. 22 in Vinton, La.
This year's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) for 2-year-olds will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Nov. 22, Boyd Gaming Corp. announced.
Apprentice jockey Courtney Hernandez registered her first career win at Delta Downs on the night of March 14 aboard Mission to Collect, who finished in a dead-heat with Xstream Heart in a $5,000 claiming race.
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