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Press ReleaseJune 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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