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Ruidoso Derby Fact Sheet 2014

Amanda Greer

21st running of the

Grade 1

Ruidoso Derby

400 yards

Saturday, June 7

Purse: $943,127

Winner’s share: $396,113

All-Time Record Purse (Previous record was $822,603 set in 2013)

 

(In post position order, with derby jockey)

 

First post position

Fifth-fastest qualifier

DM ONE HOT CHARMER, a gelding by Corona Caliente and out of Dm Charmer

            Fifth-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.643

            Second in the eighth of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials behind Rock You

            Raced in the All American Juvenile

            Brother to stakes winner DM Hot Hot Hot

            Owned by Reed Land and Cattle Co. LLC and Bill Moler

            Trained by Gerald Reed

            Ridden by G.R. Carter Jr.

 

 

Second post position

Sixth-fastest qualifier

JZ FAST BOY, a gelded son of Jess Zoomin and Shaded In Speed

            Sixth-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.665

            Second in the first of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials behind Carters Disco

            Second in the Hialeah Futurity

            Dam is stakes winner

            Owned and bred by Ted Abrams of Houston, Texas

            Trained by Donnie Strickland

            Ridden by Cody Jensen

 

Third post position

Co-ninth-fastest qualifier

CRUZIN, a gelded son of Swingin Jess and Spill Perfume

            A $7,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate

            Co-ninth-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.704

            Fourth in the first of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials behind Carters Disco,

                        Jz Fast Boy and Grc Justplainazoom

            Qualified for the Dash For Cash Futurity and the Sunland Winter Futurity

            Owned by Hector Ramirez of Odessa, Texas

            Bred by Harris Racing Stables and Jack Booream

            Trained by Blane Wood

            Ridden by Ricky Ramirez

 

 

Fourth post position

Fastest qualifier

ROCK YOU, a gelded son of Foose and Babe On The Fly

            An $80,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate

            Fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.539

            Winner of the eighth of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials

                        by three quarters of a length

            Winner of the Bob Moore Stakes at Remington Park and

                        third in the Golden State Million Futurity

            Dam was second in the Golden State Futurity and the

                        PCQHRA Breeders Futurity

            Owned by Reliance Ranches, LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma

            Bred by Steven Burns, DVM

            Trained by Eddie Willis

            Ridden by Jimmy Dean Brooks

 

Fifth post position

Seventh-fastest qualifier

ONE VALIANT HERO, a son of Valiant Hero and Smiles All Around

            Seventh-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.675

            Winner of the third of 10 trials to the Ruidoso Derby by one length

            A $25,000 supplement to enter the Ruidoso Derby trials

            Winner of the All American Juvenile and the Oklahoma Derby

            From the family of Sam Houston Futurity winner Kiss My Hocks,

                        fastest qualifier on first day of trials to the Ruidoso Futurity

            Owned by Valeriano Racing Stables LLC of Odessa, Texas

            Bred by TI Cattle Company

            Trained by Eddie Willis

            Ridden by Larry Payne

 

Sixth post position

Eighth-fastest qualifier

GRC JUSTPLAINAZOOM, a gelded son of Azoom and Luisas Plain Jain

            An $18,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate

            Eighth-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.691

            Third in the first of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials behind Carters Disco

                        and Jz Fast Boy

            Qualified for the Rainbow Futurity

            Dam is stakes winner and has produced two stakes winners

            Owned by Paul Blanchard of Albuquerque

            Bred by Donald and/or Lucinda Rider

            Trained by Paul Jones

            Ridden by Esgar Ramirez

 

Seventh post position

Co-ninth-fastest qualifier

TURBULENT TIMES, a son of Furyofthewind and Streakin La Tac

            Co-ninth-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.704

            Winner of the sixth of 10 trials to the Ruidoso Derby by one length

            Winner of five of six starts, including the Golden State Million Futurity

            From the family of champion Queen For Cash

            Owned by Jesus Avila and Jesus Cueva of Fresno, California

            Bred by Corner K Quarter Horses LLC

            Trained by Brandon Muniz

            Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio

 

Eighth post position

Second-fastest qualifier

CR TUCKERNUCK, a gelding by Jet Black Patriot and Fast Prize Corona

            A $40,000 Ruidoso Yearling Sale graduate

            Second-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.547

            Won the second of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials by one-half length

            Qualified for the Texas Classic Futurity

            From the family of broodmare of the year First Prize Dash

            Owned by Kharlottie Grace Urschel of Canadian, Texas

            Bred by Weetona Stanley and W.E. Smith

            Trained by Stacey Capps

            Ridden by Berkley Packer

 

 

Ninth post position

Fourth-fastest qualifier

SUPER SPORTING DASH, a gelded son of First Down Dash and Bs Super Sport

            Fourth-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.618

            Second in the second of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials behind

                        Cr Tuckernuck

            A $25,000 supplemental nominee to the Ruidoso Derby

            Raced in the All American Juvenile

            Owned by Valeriano Racing Stables LLC of Odessa, Texas

            Trained by Joel Valeriano, Jr.

            Ridden by Roman Chapa

 

 

10th post position

Third-fastest qualifier

CARTERS DISCO, a gelding by Carters Cartel and out of Check This Disco

            Third-fastest qualifier to the 400-yard Ruidoso Derby, :19.576

            Winner of the first of 10 Ruidoso Derby trials by one-half length

            Qualified for the Ruidoso Futurity and the Rainbow Futurity

            Owned and bred by VWP Jr. Inc. of Holdenville, OK

            Trained by John Stinebaugh

            Ridden by Omar Reyes

 

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