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Three Six Tops First Day of Training Races

Ty Wyant



            Paul Blanchard’s Three Six set the top time for 14 schooling races on Monday at Ruidoso Downs.

            The 300-yard schooling races were held for two-year-olds. Many of the horses are pointing towards the trials to the Grade 1, $1 million Ruidoso Futurity on May 27-28, the first two days of the Ruidoso Downs summer season.

            The schooling races continue on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is 8:30 a.m.

            Headwinds were a factor during the schooling race. Three Six covered the 300 yards in :15.883 while facing a 15 miles-per-hour wind in the 10th race. The gelded son of Tres Seis hails from the Paul Jones stable and Sal Martinez was aboard.

            Three Six was a $32,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

            Also racing the 300 yards in less than 16 seconds was High Plains Perry, owned by Paragon Farms LLC and Tommy Lipar. The Mr Jess Perry-sired gelding was timed in :15.994 under Ricky Ramirez while taking the eighth race and running into a 14 mph headwind.

            High Plains Perry, trained by Blane Wood, was bought for $100,000 at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

            The schooling races may be viewed at and an overnight may be downloaded at

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