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Twin Thoroughbreds Custom Pete, Halo Carlos Set To Debut Together At Delta Downs

An entry paired together as a “1” and “1A” often share plenty of things in common – usually an owner and a trainer – but when Custom Pete and Halo Carlos leave the gates for Friday’s opener at Delta Downs, the 3-year-olds will also be running for the same parents. The geldings by Custom For […]

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Third Straight Victory Convinces Amoss To Put No Parole On Triple Crown Trail

After watching Maggi Moss’ 3-year-old No Parole dominate another field of Louisiana-breds on Saturday night at Delta Downs, trainer Tom Amoss has been convinced to try the colt in a Kentucky Derby points race. “I think we have to try one of the Triple Crown preps,” Amoss said on the simulcast feed from Delta. “He […]

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Underpressure Digs Deep In Louisiana Premier Night Championship

Delta Downs hosted its richest program of the season on Saturday night with another edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 11-race card featured 10 stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses and nearly $1 million in total purse money up for grabs. The featured event of the night was the $150,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship for older […]

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McIngvale Sends Three Runners Out Of The Same Mare To Louisiana Premier Night

It’s no secret that Jim McIngvale goes big when he sets his sights on an endeavor. The Houston, Texas businessman built up Gallery Furniture from a small operation delivering out of the back of his own truck to the point where one of his current retail locations includes a 30,000 gallon sea life aquarium for […]

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Louisiana Stewards Hand Suspensions To Owner, Trainer Accused In Neglect Case

Stewards in Louisiana have issued lengthy suspensions to trainer Thomas Sam and owner Keith Sam in connection with the neglect and eventual death of 8-year-old gelding I Promised Youhuff. Rulings published Dec. 6 indicated that both Sams are suspended for the remainder of the Delta Downs meet plus ten days, and denied access to all […]

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Eight Additional Horses Test PCR Positive For EHV-1 At Remington

Eight additional horses in the second quarantine barn at Remington Park have tested PCR positive for EHV-1. These horses have been moved to the Isolation Barn and are clinically normal. Information to date indicates the virus has been contained to the two quarantined barns. The track announced on Nov. 15 that one horse had tested […]

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New Mexico Racing Commission, Delta Downs Ban Remington Park Horses After EHV-1 Case

The New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC), with the full support of the State Veterinarian of the New Mexico Livestock Board, ordered Zia Park and the Downs at Albuquerque to close their barn areas to horses originating from Remington Park in Oklahoma. A horse was stabled at Remington Park was confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) […]

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Stephen’s Answer Hangs On Late In Delta Mile

Delta Downs’ featured race on Saturday night was the $100,000 Delta Mile Stakes and Empire Racing Stables, LLC’s Stephen’s Answer won a thriller with jockey Quincy Hamilton in the saddle for trainer Robertino Diodoro. After scoring two easy wins against lesser competition earlier in the season, Stephen’s Answer looked to notch a big stakes win […]

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Mariah’s Galaxy Doubles Up In Delta Downs Stakes Competition

Delta Downs hosted the 14th running of the $100,000 Treasure Chest Stakes on Friday night and the winner was Mariah’s Galaxy under jockey Kevin Smith. The Victor Arceneaux trainee has now won two stakes races already this season as she also took the $100,000 Magnolia on opening weekend, October 11. Mariah’s Galaxy’s task in the […]

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Boyd Gaming Revokes Stalls From Trainer, Owner In Alleged Louisiana Cruelty Case

In the wake of animal cruelty allegations against them, Boyd Gaming has revoked stall privileges to trainer Thomas W. Sam and owner Keith T. Sam. According to David Strow, vice president of corporate communications for Boyd Gaming Corporation, the pair have until Monday to vacate their stalls. Thomas Sam saddled one runner at Delta Downs […]

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