Delta Downs Honors Its Champion Horsemen

David Alvarez, Kenneth Roberts Sr., and Juan A. Carrillo take down titles during the track's 46-date Quarter Horse meet.

Edited press release

Kenneth Roberts Sr. was the leading trainer during the 46-date Quarter Horse meet at Delta Downs.

David Alvarez, Kenneth Roberts Sr., and Juan A. Carrillo all earned titles during Delta Downs' 46-date Quarter Horse meet, which ended July 9. 

Alvarez, who has now won jockey titles at all four Louisiana tracks, rode the winners of 50 races, 15 more than runner-up Damian Martinez. A 37-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, Alvarez was also Delta's leading jockey in purse earnings at $908,233.

Roberts led all trainers in wins with with 40 winners from 214 starters, one more than runner-up Michael Taylor, who won 39 races from 139 starters. Roberts has won seven training titles at Delta Downs since 2001.

Taylor led all Delta Downs' trainers with purse earnings of $1,007,723.

Carrillo, who trains his own stock, won his first leading owner title with eight winners from 17 starters, one more than Eric Johnson's Harlow Stables LLC, which won seven races from 15 starters. Vanessa Bartoo was Delta's leading owner in purse earnings at $414,472, most of which was banked when her Watergirl B won the meet's richest race, the $690,295 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) for Louisiana-bred juveniles on closing night.

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