VINTON, LA—APRIL 20, 2019—Multiple stakes sire IVORY JAMES sired the two fastest qualifiers for this year’s $104,705 Old South Futurity on Saturday as Delta Downs wrapped up its opening week of racing for the 2019 American Quarter Horse season. The 10-race program featured eight trials for the Old South.
The fastest qualifier for the Old South Futurity was Bill Manning and Steve Jordan's Chicks Ivory House, who won the sixth trial of the night under jockey Modesto Pina.
Chicks Ivory House is trained by Wendy Garcia, who saw her horse win for the first time in two career starts. Chicks Ivory House is a Randy Rittenhouse Oklahoma-bred by IVORY JAMES, out of the Chicks A Blazin mare Chick Gone Wild.
IVORY JAMES also sired the second fastest qualifier, Ivory Bones, a nose winner in the eighth trial for owners Douglas Traylor and Charles Jennings. AQHA Racing champion trainer Kenneth Roberts, Sr. saddled the Oklahoma-bred colt out of the Thoroughbred mare Presumptuous by Hennessy.
Bred by James Magnon, the brown colt broke his maiden in his first start while stopping the clock in :17.060 seconds. Noe Castaneda was riding.
The Old South final will take place on Saturday, May 11.
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