Stakes Schedule for Ruidoso Downs

The 70th running of the All American Futurity on Labor Day (September 3) caps a stakes lineup at Ruidoso Downs that features 7 Grade 1 races and more than $13.6 million in stakes purses and bonuses over 47 racing days.

The 2018 summer season starts on Friday, May 25, with the first of two consecutive days of time trials for the Grade 1, $1-million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity. Trials to the Grade 1, $750,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby follow on Sunday May 27.

The Ruidoso Derby final is on June 9. The 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity final is on June 10, along with the $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile; a race for two-year-olds that did not qualify for the Ruidoso Futurity.

The other Grade 1 races this summer are the $750,000 Rainbow Derby (July 21), $1-million Rainbow Futurity (July 22), $200,000 All American Gold Cup (September 2) and the $1-million (est.) All American Derby (September 2). The All American Futurity is the season’s ultimate event on closing day, September 3.

Ruidoso Downs offers a $2-million Triple Crown Futurity Bonus to the owners of a horse which sweeps all three futurities. New for 2018 is a $1-million Triple Crown Derby Bonus for any horse that wins the three Grade 1 derbies.

New Mexico-bred racing will be celebrated during the Zia Festival on July 28-29. The largest quarter horse purse is offered in the $400,000 (est.) Zia Futurity while the top thoroughbred purse is paid in the $175,000 (est.) Mountain Top Futurity. Zia weekend provides 11 stakes races carded over the two days.

New stakes added in 2018 include the $25,000 Dash For Speed Stakes on June 2 for 3-year-old and older quarter horse fillies and mares at 350 yards, and the $30,000 Ruidoso Sprint Handicap three-year-old and older thoroughbreds on June 17 at five-and-one-half furlongs. On the closing weekend schedule — with the featured quarter horse stakes — is the $30,000 Billy The Kid Handicap at a mile-and-a-sixteenth; the $30,000 Governor’s Handicap for fillies and mares at seven-and-a-half furlongs and the Ruidoso New Mexico-bred claiming stakes at five-and-one-half furlongs.

Complete conditions, nomination forms and more are at www.raceruidoso.com.

2018 RUIDOSO DOWNS’ QUARTER HORSE

STAKES SCHEDULE
Friday, May 25  – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity Trials
          2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards
$700 Sustaining Payment – April 15, 2018 $1,200 Payment – At Time of Entry ($30,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)
Saturday, May 26  – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity Trials
          2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards
$700 Sustaining Payment – April 15, 2018 $1,200 Payment – At Time of Entry ($30,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Sunday, May 27  – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Derby Trials
3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards
$800 Sustaining Payment – April 1, 2018 $1,400 Payment – At Time of Entry ($30,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Friday, June 1 – Mountain Top NM Bred QH Futurity Trials Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards
$600 Sustaining Payment – April 1, 2018 $800 Payment – At Time of Entry ($15,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Saturday, June 2 – Dash For Speed Stakes $25,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                             350 Yards          Fillies & Mares

Saturday, June 9 – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Derby (G1) $750,000 Est.
3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards

Saturday, June 9 – Mr Jess Perry $100,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards

Sunday, June 10 – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity (G1) $1,000,000 Est.
2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards

Sunday, June 10 – Ruidoso QH Juvenile $100,000 Guaranteed
2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards

Friday, June 15 – Ruidoso Adequan Derby Challenge Trials
3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards
($2,500 Late Payment Due May 15, 2018, Includes all fees; Eligible to AQHA Challenge)

Saturday, June 16 – Mountain Top NM Bred QH Futurity (RG3) $350,000 Est.
2-Year Olds    350 Yards

Saturday, June 30 – Ruidoso Adequan Derby Challenge $60,000 Est.
3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards (Eligible to AQHA Challenge)
Saturday, June 30 – Higheasterjet Handicap (G3) $50,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                              350 Yards

Friday, July 6 – Rainbow Futurity Trials
2-Year Olds                                        400 Yards
$700 Sustaining Payment – April 15, 2018 $1,200 Payment – At Time of Entry ($30,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Saturday, July 7 – Rainbow Futurity Trials
2-Year Olds                                        400 Yards
$700 Sustaining Payment – April 15, 2018 $1,200 Payment – At Time of Entry ($30,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Sunday, July 8 – Rainbow Derby Trials
3-Year Olds                                        440 Yards
$800 Sustaining Payment – April 1, 2018 $1,400 Payment – At Time of Entry ($40,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Saturday, July 14 – Zia QH Futurity Trials Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                        400 Yards
$600 Sustaining Payment – April 1, 2018 $800 Payment – At Time of Entry ($15,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Saturday, July 14 – Zia QH Derby Trials Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards
$600 Sustaining Payment – April 1, 2018 $800 Payment – At Time of Entry ($15,000 Late Payment at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Saturday, July 21 – Rainbow Quarter Horse Derby (G1)  $750,000 Est.
3-Year Olds                                        440 Yards

Saturday, July 21 – Corona Cartel  $100,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds                440 Yards

Sunday, July 22 – Rainbow Quarter Horse Futurity (G1) $1,000,000 Est.
2-Year Olds                                                                  400 Yards

Sunday, July 22 – Rainbow QH Juvenile $100,000 Guaranteed
2-Year Olds                                                                  400 Yards

Saturday, July 28 – By By JJ $50,000 Guaranteed Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                                                  400 Yards

Saturday, July 28 – Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial $20,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                                                        1000 Yards

Sunday, July 29 – Zia 870 Championship Registered New Mexico Bred $50,000 Guaranteed (Includes $25,000 from NMHBA)
3-Year Olds & Up                                                        870 yards

Sunday, July 29 – Zia QH Derby (RG2) Registered New Mexico Bred  $150,000 Est. ($45,000 Added, Includes $30,000 from NMHBA)
3-Year Olds                                                                  400 Yards

Sunday, July 29 – Zia QH Futurity (RG1) Registered New Mexico Bred $400,000 Est. ($45,000 Added, Includes $30,000 from NMHBA)
2-Year Olds                                                                  400 Yards

Sunday, July 29 – Zia Handicap (RG2) Registered New Mexico Bred $50,000 Guaranteed, (Includes $25,000 from NMHBA)
3-Year Old & Up                                                          400 Yards

Saturday, August 4 – Mr. Jet Moore Handicap (G2) $50,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                                                        400 Yards

Saturday, August 11 – Brigand $20,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                             550 Yards

Friday, August 17 – All American Futurity Trials
2-Year Olds                                                                  440 Yards
$1,000 Sustaining Payment – April 15, 2018 $1,200 Payment – At Time of Entry (Late Supplement of $50,000 due at Time of Entry to the Time Trials; includes all fees)

Saturday, August 18 – All American Futurity Trials
2-Year Olds                                        440 Yards
$1,000 Sustaining Payment – April 15, 2018 $1,200 Payment – At Time of Entry (Late Supplement of $50,000 due at Time of Entry to the
Time Trials; includes all fees)

Sunday, August 19 – All American Derby Trials
3-Year Olds                                        440 Yards
$1,000 Sustaining Payment – April 1, 2016 $1,400 Payment – At Time of Entry (Late Supplement of $50,000 due at Time of Entry to the
Time Trials; includes all fees)
Sunday, Sept. 2 – Bill Reed Memorial Stake $20,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                                                        870 Yards

Sunday, Sept. 2 – All American Derby (G1) $1,000,000 Est.
3-Year Olds                                        440 Yards

Sunday, Sept. 2 – All American Gold Cup (G1) $200,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                             440 Yards

Sunday, Sept. 2 – First Down Dash $100,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds                                        440 Yards

Monday, Sept. 3 – Tribute To The Troops QH Claiming Race – $15,000 Claiming $30,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                             350 Yards

Monday, Sept. 3 – All American Futurity (G1) $3,000,000 Est.
2-Year Olds                                        440 Yards

Monday, Sept. 3 – All American QH Juvenile $200,000 Guaranteed
2-Year Olds               440 Yards

2018 RUIDOSO DOWNS’ THOROUGHBRED STAKES SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 3 – First Lady Handicap $30,000 Guaranteed Fillies & Mares
3-Year Olds & Up                              6 furlongs

Friday, June 8 – Mountain Top NM Bred TB Futurity Trials Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                        5 furlongs
($10,000 Late Supplement at Time of Entry, Includes all fees)

Sunday, June 17 – Ruidoso Sprint Handicap $30,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                        5 1/2 furlongs

Saturday, June 23 – Mountain Top NM Bred TB Futurity Registered New Mexico Bred $175,000 Est.
2-Year Olds                                        5 furlongs

Sunday, July 29 – Sierra Blanca Handicap $50,000 Guaranteed (Includes $25,000 NMHBA)  Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Olds & Up                        5 1/2 furlongs

Sunday, July 29 – Road Runner Handicap $50,000 Guaranteed (Includes $25,000 added from NMHBA) Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Olds                                  5 1/2 furlongs          Colts & Geldings

Sunday, July 29 – Sierra Starlet $50,000 Guaranteed (Includes $25,000 added from NMHBA) Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Olds                                  5 1/2 furlongs          Fillies

Sunday, July 29 – Lincoln Handicap $50,000 Guaranteed (Includes $25,000 added from NMHBA) Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Old & Up                               6 furlongs          Fillies & Mares

Sunday, July 29 – Land of Enchantment Handicap $50,000 Guaranteed (Includes $25,000 added from NMHBA) Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Olds & Up                        7 1/2 furlongs

Saturday, August 11 – Rio Grande Senõr TB Futurity Trials Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                  5 1/2 furlongs          Colts & Geldings

Saturday, August 11 – Rio Grande Senõrita TB Futurity Trials Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                  5 1/2 furlongs          Fillies

Sunday, Sept. 2 – Rio Grande Senõrita TB Futurity $175,000 Est. ($45,000 Added includes $30,000 from NMHBA) Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                  5 1/2 furlongs          Fillies

Sunday, Sept. 2 – Red White and Blue TB Claiming Stakes $5,000 Claiming – $15,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                                    1 Mile

Monday, Sept. 3 – Rio Grande Senõr TB Futurity $175,000 Est. ($45,000 Added includes $30,000 from NMHBA) Registered New Mexico Bred
2-Year Olds                                  5 1/2 furlongs          Colts & Geldings

Monday, Sept. 3 – Ruidoso NM Bred Claiming Stakes $5,000 Claiming – $15,000 Guaranteed Registered New Mexico Bred
3-Year Olds & Up                        5 1/2 furlongs

Monday, Sept. 3 – Billy The Kid Handicap $30,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                    1 Mile & 1/16th

Monday, Sept. 3 – Governors Handicap $30,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                        7 1/2 furlongs          Fillies & Mares

Monday, Sept. 3 – Labor Day TB Claiming Stakes $5,000 Claiming – $15,000 Guaranteed
3-Year Olds & Up                  6 Furlongs

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