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John Andreini Stakes and Bill Reed Stakes Start Huge Labor Day Weekend

Lane and Sons Cattle Company’s Watah Flash competing in the $25,000 John Andreini Memorial Stakes at 440 yards and Karina Aldavaz’s Midevil Hero racing in the $20,000 Bill Reed Memorial Stakes over 870 yards on Saturday afternoon starts the stakes action during an incomparable Labor Day weekend at Ruidoso Downs. Racing runs on Friday through […]

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American Hussle Wins Maiden with the Top Time in $1.5-million All American Derby Trials

Rogelio Marquez Jr.’s American Hussle posted his first win when he scorched the Ruidoso Downs straightaway to set the fastest-qualifying time of :21.132 for 440 yards in the trials to the Grade 1, $1,550,855 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the 12 trials qualified for the All American […]

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Three All American Futurity Qualifiers Come Out of First Trial on Saturday Afternoon

It was good to be in the first of 13 trials to the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity on Saturday afternoon when three qualifiers, headed by fastest-qualifier Apollitical J Wild, reached the 440-yard finals. The two-year-olds with the five-fastest times from Saturday’s trials join the five-fastest qualifiers from Friday’s trials in the All American […]

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New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale Shows Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred Gains

The two-night sale of New Mexico-bred quarter horse and thoroughbred yearlings on August 16-17 showed gains while foals in utero remained constant. The overall offering was up 13.1 percent with quarter horse yearlings leading the way with a 15.7-persent boost while thoroughbred yearlings were up 9.8 percent. Foals in utero averaged $19,825, compared to $19,817 […]

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Mister Riptide Leads Qualifiers On First Day of Trials to $3-Million All American Futurity

Mark and Annette McCloy’s Mister Riptide powered to the fastest-qualifying time on the first of two-days of trials to the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. There were 13 440-yard trials on Friday afternoon and another 13 440-yard trials will be contested on Saturday afternoon. The horses with the […]

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Thoroughbreds Show Gains, Quarter Horses Even During Ruidoso New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale

Thoroughbred yearlings showed a 10-percent gain while Quarter Horse yearlings remained virtually even per horse sold final during the first night of the New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs on Friday night. The thoroughbred yearlings per horse sold final average was $12,561 during the sale’s first night in 2018 and that moved up to […]

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Apocalyptical Jess Prepares for All American Derby Trials

Apocalyptical Jess took his turn standing in the starting gates this week at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in preparation for the All American Derby Trials happening this Sunday. The gelding will race as number eight in the 8th race on Sunday for his new conditioner, Mike Robbins. “He settled into the barn right away,” Robbins said […]

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Uncle D “Eating Everything You Put in Front of Him” with All American Trials Days Away

Uncle D, winner of the $1 million Rainbow Futurity earlier this summer at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, takes his turn in the 7th race as number-seven in the All American Futurity Trials this weekend for Cavenaugh Racing and the Clinton Crawford training barn. “He’s been eating everything you put in front of him,” the colt’s […]

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Apocalyptical Jess, Eagle Coast Top All American Derby Trials

Bill Robbins’ champion multimillionaire Apocalyptical Jess, winner of the Ruidoso Derby, and Ernesto Palacio’s Rainbow Derby winner Eagle Coast lead the 12 440-yard trials to the Grade 1, $1,550,855 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. First post time is noon. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the trials qualify for the […]

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Uncle D Heads Two Days of Trials to $3-million All American Futurity

Cavenaugh Quarter Horses LLC’s Rainbow Futurity winner Uncle D comes off his most important win to head the two days of 440-yard trials to the iconic Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. The trials will be held on Friday and Saturday with 13 trials each day. There is a special noon first […]

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