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Thursday, May 22 – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity Trials

2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards

Friday, May 23 – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity Trials

2-Year Olds                                        350 Yards

Saturday, May 24 – Ruidoso Quarter Horse Derby Trials

3-Year Olds                                        400 Yards

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2013 All American Futurity G1 Winning Connections with Tom Dawson

Handsome Jack Flash Triumphs In All American Futurity

Handsome Jack Flash _3 All American Futurity finish lineBy Pete Herrera – RUIDOSO DOWNS – September 2, 2013 – Quarter Horse trainer Juan Gonzalez was only too happy to spread the love.

The Mexican-born Gonzalez kissed his jockey, kissed one of  his owners and finally planted one squarely on the mouth of the horse that was the cause for this historic, tumultuous moment.

Handsome Jack Flash, as pretty on the track as he was when he was born two years ago, won the $2.6 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

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Handsome Jack Flash Wins 2013 All American Futurity G1

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2013 All American QH Juvenile

Feature Hero Winning Connections 2013 All American Derby G1 With Tom Dawson

 

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Longshot Feature Hero Wins Richest Quarter Horse Race in History

Gay Harris Photo

Gay Harris Photo

By PETE HERRERA – Ruidoso Downs, NM – September 1, 2013 – Longshot Feature Hero, focused and in front from the start, Sunday captured the $2.8 million All American Derby, the richest race ever run in quarter horse racing.Ridden by Jimmy Dean Brooks, the 3-year-old black gelding rolled out of the starting gates from the No. 7 post position, took the lead a couple of jumps out in the 440-yard sprint, then held off a late rally by Bon Accord.Bon Accord finished second, a neck behind Feature Hero, with Bon Accord three-quarters of a length in front of Point Break Dash.

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