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Poison Ivory Effort Tops First Schooling Race Day

Amanda Greer

            RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (May 5, 2014) – Poison Ivory Effort zipped 300 yards in :15.564 in the second of 12 schooling races at Ruidoso Downs on Monday morning to establish the quickest time of the day.

            The schooling races continue on Tuesday and Wednesday morning with the first race running at 8:30 a.m.

            A gelded son of Ivory James, Poison Ivory Effort is out of the Mr Jess Perry daughter Effortless Jessie.

            Videos of the schooling races and complete times are available through

            The races are primarily filled with non-starting two-year-olds and are timed to be the final serious preparation for prospects in the trials to the Grade 1, $700,000 Ruidoso Futurity. Those 350-yard trials are held on May 22-23, the first two days of the summer season. The horses with the five-fastest times from each day of trials are eligible to race in the Ruidoso Futurity on June 8.

            The remaining horses with the top-10 times from Monday were Stel The Won (:15.741), Winslet (:15.748), Zuccardi (:15.749), Moonstruck Love (:15.805), Flashy First Cartel (:15.845), Eagle On The Fly (:15.857), First Prize King (:15.858), Roger More (:15.882) and Jess Too Hot (:15.883).

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