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FJR Bread N Butter Wins Richest Delta Stakes

Zupers Quick Dash, Game Patriots Delux set track records at Delta Downs.

July 14, 2013

Delta Downs featured a card full of American Quarter Horse stakes for Louisiana-breds on Saturday night, and Jaime Torres’ FJR Bread N Butter captured the richest event when he posted a 7-1 upset in the $564,895 Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana-bred Futurity (RG1). Ridden by Martin Rubalcava and trained by Fructuoso Huitron, the gelding by Heza Fast Dash prevailed by a neck in :17.140 for 350 yards. The closing night card, billed as Louisiana Showcase Night, offered seven stakes and more than $1.1 million in purse money. Two track records were set during the card, and stallion Heza Fast Dash sired four stakes winners including the three six-figure races.

Bred by Ricky John Broussard out of the stakes-winning Toast To Dash mare Toast Butter, FJR Bread N Butter has now won four of five career starts and banked $316,247. This marked his stakes debut after posting the third-fastest time in the trials.

Favored JLS Go Big Daddy, a gelding by Bigtime Favorite running for Antonio Delgado, closed to take second with Eric Johnson’s Jess Good Lookin, also by Heza Fast Dash, taking third in his stakes debut.

In the $148,260 Delta Downs Louisiana Breeders’ Derby (RG2), Fast Talkin Henry nearly set a 400-yard track record when he won by a length in :19.237. Executive Precision still holds the record at :19.231. Fast Talkin Henry, a Heza Fast Dash gelding owned by Eric Johnson and ridden by John Hamilton, has won five of his eight career starts with earnings of $200,286. He has only finished off the board once in his career. Russell Mowad bred the winner out of the Streakin La Jolla mare Streakin Cindy.

Logans Mountain, a Panther Mountain colt owned by Mayra Sanchez and Armando Rivera Fernandez, rallied to take second with T Boy C in third.

In the $100,000 Louisiana Classic (RG2), Zupers Quick Dash scored by a half-length and set a track record at 440 yards with a clocking of :21.264 with David Alvarez up for trainer Bobby Martinez. Owned by Ponderosa Ranch of P C Inc. and bred by Mark Langford, Zupers Quick Dash won his third stakes of the Delta meet and pushed his career bankroll to $471,129 with 12 wins from 29 starts. His other victories this year came in the Vals Fortune Stakes (RG3) and John Alleman Memorial Stakes (RG3). The 7-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding also won the Louisiana Classic in 2010.

Blue Louisiana Jolla, by Jess Louisiana Blue, put in a strong effort to take second with favored Political Option, winner of the Delta 550 Championship in May, crossing the wire third.

The $50,000 Flying Breed Stakes (R) resulted in a new track record for Evelyn and Carroll Carnahan’s homebred Game Patriots Delux, who dashed 250 yards in :12.673 at odds of 24-1. That lowered the mark of :12.831 set in 2007.

Ridden by Jesse Chavis, Game Patriot Delux picked up her first career stakes win. The 4-year-old mare has earned $113,758 with seven wins in 25 trips to the post.

Favored Logans Dash, winner of the Delta Dash Stakes earlier in the meet, took second with Jess TT in third.

In the $50,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) at 870 yards, Douglas Traylor’s Rocky Mountain Fly drew clear to a 2 ¼-length win as the 6-5 favorite. The Panther Mountain gelding sprinted the distance in :45.686 with Donell Blake in the saddle for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

Rocky Mountain Fly, who was bred by S K T Farms Inc., went over the $100,000 mark in career earnings and his bankroll now stands at $116,485 with five wins in 13 starts.

Vics Classic crossed the wire second and was followed by Keepn It Kool in third.

The $50,000 Flash Hemp Stakes (R) for fillies and mares went to Oscar Rohne’s La Mos Chingono, who rallied late to score by a head as the 9-5 favorite. Jesse Chavis rode the Heza Fast Dash mare for conditioner Kenneth Roberts Sr., who saddled two stakes winners on the card in addition to the winner of the final race of the meet to capture the leading trainer title. 

La Mos Chingono has now won five stakes during her career and her bankroll increased to $298,470 with a record of 20-9-5-3. Robicheaux Ranch Inc. bred the 6-year-old.

Streakin Ellen, a Game Patriot filly running for owner Eric Johnson, had an early lead and held second. Lets Play Yacht Sea finished third.

In the $50,000 Louisiana Juvenile Stakes (R), which serves as a consolation for the Lee Berwick, Gerald Libersat’s homebred Scoopies Leaving You scored by a half-length at odds of 8-1. Donald Watson was aboard the Coronas Leaving You colt for trainer Kevin Broussard. Philips Streakin and Pennants Pro completed the trifecta.