Delta Downs Honors Its Meet Champions

John Hamilton, Kenneth Roberts Sr., and Rogelio Marquez Jr. earn meet titles.

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Kenneth Roberts Sr. (center) accepts his eighth Delta Downs training title. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, which ended its 46-night American Quarter Horse season with its annual Louisiana Showcase Night program on July 8, has honored its meet champion jockey, trainer, and owner.

John Hamilton won his fifth jockey title at Delta Downs, as the 53-year-old resident of Newton, Texas, won 59 races from 280 mounts, 24 more than runner-up Noe Castaneda. Hamilton also led all jockeys in mount earnings at $851,225. 

Kenneth Roberts Sr. saddled 61 winners from 208 starters, 14 more than runner-up Michael Taylor, to earn his eighth Delta Downs training title. A resident of Vinton, Roberts also led all trainers in starter earnings with a meet record $1,515,184. Roberts bested the previous record of $1,113,666 set by Heath Taylor in 2005. 

Rogelio Marquez Jr., 23, won his first-ever owner title at Delta Downs, as his starters won 12 races rom 33 starts, two more than runner-up Tony Doughtie. Marquez won the meet's two richest races, the $705,495 Lee Berwick Futurity (RG1) and $322,285 Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity (RG2), with Dashnunder Afullmoon. Marquez also led all owners in purse earnings with $714,770.

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