Jethro Almighty Takes LA Purchase

Jethro Almighty gets the score in the Louisiana Purchase stakes.

Press Release
June 15, 2014

Christine Tavares’s Jethro Almighty was tenacious in victory on Saturday night as he won the $40,000 Louisiana Purchase Stakes at Delta Downs under jockey Jose Vega.

Jethro Almighty, who is trained by Justin Haug, fought hard to get the lead in the 350-yard showdown. He rallied late to score the victory by just a neck on the finish line.

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JF Patriot Games and Coppers Fit were right on the winner’s heels all the way down the track but had to settle for a dead-heat finish for second place. Jethro Almighty covered the distance over a fast track in :17.394, which earned him a speed index of 93.

The victory by Jethro Almighty marked the fourth of his 16-race career. All four of his tallies have come at Delta Downs and he earned $24,000 for his effort on Saturday night. The son of Heza Fast Dash, out of the Mitey Easy Dash mare Dash in the Wind, has now bankrolled a total of $103,459 during his racing career.

Jethro Almighty is a 4-year-old who was bred in Louisiana by Jo Baya Foreman.

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