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Press ReleaseApril 26, 2014
Delta Downs wrapped up opening weekend of its 2014 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night while hosting the $50,000 John Alleman Memorial Stakes (RG3) and seven qualifying trials for the $83,615 Old South Futurity.
The John Alleman was won impressively by Douglas O. Traylor’s Dashin Gage, who was ridden to victory by Jose Vega. Dashin Gage defeated Coppers Fit by one length while the latter nosed out T Boy C, who finished third.
Dashin Gage, trained by Kenneth L. Roberts Sr., covered 350 yards in the John Alleman in :17.200, which earned him a speed index of 99. The clocking also established a new stakes record.
Dashin Gage won $30,000 for his victory. His bankroll now stands at $243,882 on six wins from 15 career starts.
Bred in Louisiana by Margie Loup, Dashin Gage is a 4-year-old brown gelding by Oak Tree Special out of the Dash Thru Traffic mare Dash Lady Love.
In other action on Saturday it was Isidro Flores’s On The Wagon who recorded the fastest qualifying time for the Old South Futurity, which will be run on Saturday, May 17. Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.
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