Thursday, January 18, 2007

Delta Downs Names Race In Birdbird's Honor

Delta Downs has carded the sixth race on Saturday January 20th as the Birdbirdistheword Purse, a seven furlong $36,000 allowance for Louisiana-bred three-year olds. Larry Green of Team Bird will be presenting Birdbirdistheword hats to the connections of the winner.

Larry will also be presenting Kentucky Colonel Commissions, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service. These commissions will be presented to Delta Downs owner, Mr. Boyd and Mr. Warren and Ms. Vice of Delta Downs. After his visit in December, Birdbird's owner, Ray Cottrell, Sr. was so impressed with the hospitality and professional treatment he received while at Delta Downs that he mentioned it to Governor Fletcher of Kentucky and the Governor felt that these special individuals are great ambassadors to the thoroughbred horse racing industry and that they are truly serving the racing industry in an exemplary manner.

1 comment:

Nellie said...

Wow, this is great news, and all I can say is that the industry really needs more people like Mr. Cottrell and Gov. Fletcher - they both seem to really care about the sport and want to see it thrive. It's my generation who will be handed the reins next, and that scares me sometimes. Thanks for showing us through this blog that there still are good people out there.