It looks as though the road to the Kentucky Derby might take a side trip through Southwest Louisiana this Saturday. Delta Downs is set to host their $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot this Saturday. A huge payout and the possibility of adding points toward a potential Kentucky Derby run have lured one of the thoroughbred industries most famous trainers to town.

Hall of Fame Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has entered Mr. Z in the feature race at Delta Downs this weekend. Mr. Z will start in the third position and is already the morning line favorite at 5-2 odds. Horses entered in the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot will race a mile and a sixteenth with the winner guaranteed to take home a purse of at least $600,000.00

Lukas will also be saddling another mount for the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess a grade III race for fillies and mares. The Lukas barn will start Take Charge Brandi in that race. The entire racing card will feature a Jackpot Day  Pick 4. Those four races will begin with race 4 and culminate with race 7, the $1,000,000 feature.  Racing on Saturday will begin at a special post time of 1:15 pm.  Anticipated post time for the feature race is 4:15 pm.

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