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Delta Jackpot Deadline Looms

10/18/2011

Nominations close Saturday for the ninth running of the $1,000,000, Grade III Delta Downs Jackpot.

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will host the race on Nov. 19 along with seven other stakes races on a program worth more than $2 million in total purses.

The $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot gives owners a chance to pocket enough graded stakes earnings in order to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.

A total of five horses have made the trek from Vinton, Louisiana to Louisville. The most successful of them of all was Closing Argument, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin. He ran second in the 2004 Delta Jackpot before a runner-up effort behind Giacomo in the Run for the Roses five months later.

To nominate a horse to this year's Jackpot, contact racing secretary John Simon at 1-800-589-7441 ext. 1200. For more information about the race, and Delta Downs' upcoming 88-day season, visit the track's website at www.deltadowns.com.

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