RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 27, 2014) – The next opportunity to nominate to the revamped Grade 1, $200,000 All American Gold Cup is on August 1.
The 440-yard All American Gold Cup also offers an invitation to the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions on December 13 at Los Alamitos to the winner.
After having a $40,000 purse last year, the All American Gold Cup received Grade 1 status and the Champion of Champions invitation after the purse was boosted to $200,000 guaranteed earlier this year.
The All American Gold Cup will run over 440 yards for three-year-old and older horses on August 30, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. It is followed on Sunday with the Grade 1, $2 million (est.) All American Derby – which also carries a Champion of Champions invitation – and the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity on Monday.
The August 1 late nomination fee is $3,500. Then a time-of-entry fee of $5,000 is due.
There is also a time-of-entry supplemental fee of $10,000, which includes all fees.
The All American Gold Cup winner receives $100,000. The race pays through 10 places with seventh through 10th places paying $5,000.
Entry preference is by money earned in 2013-14.
For nominations and information, call the Ruidoso Downs’ racing office at 575.378.7268.
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