Delta Downs

Blue Laser favorite for Delta Jackpot

The connections for Blue Laser passed on the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to enter the purse-rich Delta Downs Jackpot. On paper, this move looks like the right one as he’s listed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite

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Lundgren: The success of Delta Downs proves the importance of slots to racetracks

Favorably comparing Vinton, La to Houston, Tx is a tall measure unless you consider one factor. The home of Delta Downs has over 1,600 slot machines driving people to visit the small town of 3,300 and making the purses for Delta Jackpot day $2.3 million all fueled by slots.

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Lane’s End brings you The Weekender Pedigree: J. B.’s Thunder

By Frank Mitchell Shortly after J. B.’s Thunder crossed the line to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, trainer Al Stall was saying the Thunder Gulch colt was no better than 50-50 to go to the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. In his comment, Stall named the G3 Delta Jackpot ($1 million at Delta […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by KEENELAND: DERBY PREPS NOT ALL CREATED EQUALLY

By Ray Paulick It’s Triple Crown season, so owners and trainers have begun to compile roadmaps to Louisville for their Kentucky Derby hopefuls. So much has changed in recent years with the advent of synthetic tracks, a shuffling of dates for important prep races, and the emergence of new graded stakes with purses fueled […]

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