EXTRA CREDIT AND SIR GENGHIS SCORE SATURDAY STAKES WINS

Lafayette S.
June 4, 2016, Evangeline Downs
7 furlongs, for Louisiana-bred 3-Year-Olds, $70,000

EXTRA CREDIT
Proud Citizen-Sunny Isles, by Stormy Atlantic
Breeder:   Richard Klein and Bertram Klein
Owner:  Richard and Bertram Klein
Trainer:  Brad H. Cox
Jockey:  C.J. Hernandez

Time: 1:23.99
Margins: 3/4,  hd,  3 1/2

2nd:  Mageez

3rd:  Dr. Zipcity

 


Need For Speed S.
June 4, 2016, Evangeline Downs
5 furlongs, for 3-Year-Old and Upwards, $60,000

SIR GENGHIS
Tale of the Cat-Staria, by Unbridled’s Song
Breeder:   Randel Stutes
Owner:  Gillian and Kirk L. Harris
Trainer:  Chad Pitzer
Jockey:  K. D. Clark

Time:  :57.83
Margins:  2 1/2,  hd,  hd

2nd:  Win Lion Win

3rd:  Tiz Cherry Wine

Accredited Louisiana-breds won two stakes races on the Saturday night program at Evangeline Downs. The $70,000 Lafayette Stakes at seven furlongs for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds and the $60,000 Need For Speed at five furlongs for 3-year-olds and up. The Need For Speed was originally scheduled for the turf, but was moved to the sloppy main track after heavy rains throughout the day.

Extra Credit, the 9-5 betting favorite, scored the victory in the Lafayette Stakes under jockey Colby Hernandez. Extra Credit had to angle off the rail after sitting in mid-pack early on in the race. Once he got clear running room, Extra Credit took the lead in the stretch, but had to hold off closers Mageez and Dr. Zipcity to preserve the victory. Extra Credit finished the seven furlongs in a final time of 1:23.99. He is owned and was bred in Louisiana by Richard and Bertram Klein and trained by Brad Cox. Extra Credit is a 3-year-old colt by Proud Citizen, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Sunny Isles.

The Need For Speed Stakes was a front-running victory for Sir Genghis. He took the lead shortly after the break and never looked back, rolling to a 2 ½-length victory under the ride of veteran jockey, Kerwin Clark. Sir Genghis covered the five-furlong distance in a final time of 57.83 seconds. He is owned by Gillian and Kirk Harris and trained by Chad Pitzer. Sir Genghis is a 5-year-old gelding by Tale of the Cat, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare, Staria.

For more information on the Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website atwww.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.