News and Notes for January 4, 2019

Trainer Scott Gelner will saddle She’s Our Fastest (Oratory – Dawali) for tonight’s $50,000 Orleans Stakes for fillies and mares, 4-years-old and up, going 5 furlongs at Delta Downs. Bred by Eureka Thoroughbred Farm, the stakes winner runs for Mark Norman and Norman Stables LLC. She has a career record of 12-4-3-0 with $143,050 in earnings with odds of 6/1 in a field of 8.

Know What I Mina (Special Rate – Stone Cold Crazy) is in a field of 8 for the $75,000 Take Charge Brandi Stakes for 3-year-old fillies going 7 ½ furlongs.  Bred by Melodie Cravens, she is trained by Ronnie Cravens for the Lone Star Racing Club.  In her last out on December 11th at Remington, she was first by 2 ¼ lengths and has been given odds of 20/1.

On Saturday, Mike Neatherlin will send out Roy Cobb’s homebred gelding Mr Money Bags (Silver City – Miss Photogenic) in the $75,000 Big Drama Stakes with a field of 8 3-year-olds going 7 ½ furlongs.  He won his only start at Zia Park on November 6th in a six furlong race by 5 ¾ lengths, and has odds of 15/1.

Also in the race is Ken Pullen and Christie Love’s homebred Trumps Revenge (I Want Revenge – Cookin’s Cast).  Trained by Alan Love Sr., he won his only start here on December 14th in a 6½ furlong race by 1 ¾ lengths.  He has odds of 20/1.

There are two Accredited Texas-bred geldings in a field of 8 for the $50,000 Sam’s Town Stakes for 4-year-olds and up going 5 furlongs.  Multiple stakes winner Imma Bling (Too Much Bling – Imma Be a Wildcat) was bred by Hall Family Trust and is trained by Randy Morse for Richard Bahde.  The 6-year-old was second here in a 5-furlong race on December 12th. He has a career record of 37-9-9-4 with $246,097 in earnings and has odds of 9/2.

Beverly Burress will saddle David Davis’ homebred multiple stakes winner A M Milky Way (Elusive Bluff – Actress E).  The 7-year-old gelding boasts a record of 32-8-2-3 with $278,380 in earnings and has odds of 20/1.

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NOTES: The 86th Texas Legislature will on Tuesday, January 8…Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will be inaugurated on Tuesday, January 15…The Texas Racing Commission will meet in Austin on Tuesday, January 29.