2011 Season

 
 

Ruidoso Derby - Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011

Fastest-qualifier Giorgino takes on an impressive Grade 1 field in the all-time richest Ruidoso Derby on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino.

 

Ruidoso Derby - Uploaded on Jun 10, 2011

2011 Ruidoso Derby [G1] a record $702,605 purse and a record $351,303 winner's share. The previous record purse of $568,965 was established in 2010. Two years ago the total purse was $308,267, which is less than the winner will earn on Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2011.

 

Ruidoso Futurity - Uploaded on Jun 10, 2011

The Ruidoso Futurity is the first major test of the Ruidoso Downs' summer season and the first leg of the All American Triple Crown. Completing the All American Triple Crown are the Grade 1, $700,000 Rainbow Futurity on July 24 and the Grade ,1 $2,400,000 All American Futurity, the world's richest quarter horse race, on Labor Day. The All American Futurity winner's share of $1,200,000 is the most lucrative in quarter horse racing.

If a horse can win all three grade 1 futurities then that horse's connections would be the first winner of the $4,000,000 All American Triple Crown Bonus, the richest in quarter horse racing.

 

Ruidoso Futurity - Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011

Grade 1, $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack & Casino. Brought to you by SureBet Racing News

 

Ruidoso Derby - Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011

Llano Teller Races To Gutty Win In Richest Ruidoso Derby on Saturday

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (June 11, 2011) -- Llano Teller, owned by Wootan Racing with Reed Land and Cattle Company, parlayed a sharp start and a game finish into a professional victory in the record-setting Grade 1, $702,896 Ruidoso Derby on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Brought to you by SureBet Racing News

 

Ruidoso Futurity - Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011

Fastest qualifier, Fly First Down, Ruidoso Futurity G1 is the first major test of the Ruidoso Downs' summer season and the first leg of the All American Triple Crown.

 

Ruidoso Futurity - Uploaded on Jun 12, 2011

Riddle's Silver For Me takes first leg

The Jackie Riddle-trained Silver For Me is now the only horse eligible for the $4,000,000 All American Triple Crown Bonus, the largest bonus in quarter horse racing. To earn the bonus he must also win the Grade 1, $700,000 Rainbow Futurity and the Grade 1, $2,400,000 (est.) All American Futurity, the world's richest quarter horse race, at Ruidoso Downs Brought to you by SureBet Racing News

 

Rainbow Futurity & Derby - Uploaded on Jul 21, 2011

Interviews with Rainbow Futurity and Derby Qualifiers

 

 

Rainbow Futurity & Derby - Uploaded on Jul 21, 2011

Interviews with Rainbow Futurity and Derby Qualifiers

 

Rainbow Futurity - Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011

The team of Terry Bell and Bud Hill's You and Me Partners along with trainer Raymond Vargas raise recollections of hall of fame trainer Jack Brooks when they send out three qualifiers to the Grade 1, $700,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday afternoon.

The retired four-time Rainbow Futurity-winning trainer Brooks had You and Me Partners as a longtime client and Vargas was Brooks' chief assistant for more than 20 years. Brooks selected the three horses in the Rainbow Futurity ‑ Mighty B Valiant, Jess Cuervo and YM Quick ‑ and participated in their early training before their racing careers.

Those three You and Me Partners-Vargas two-year-olds are among the 10 horses chasing an all-time record purse of $700,000 in the 400-yard Rainbow Futurity and the purse will raise to $1-million in 2013.

 

Rainbow Derby - Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011

The field for the 2011 record-setting Grade 1, $899,523 Rainbow Derby on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

 

Rainbow Derby - Uploaded on Jul 23, 2011

Cold Cash 123 Gives Trainer Gilbreath Record-Extending Seventh Rainbow Derby Win

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 23, 2011) -- Favored Cold Cash 123 made his expected late charge to give hall of fame trainer Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath a record-extending seventh Grade 1 Rainbow Derby victory on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

 

Rainbow Futurity - Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

G.R. Carter and the 2011 G1, $700,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs

 

Rainbow Derby - Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

Cold Cash 123 Gives Trainer Gilbreath Record-Extending Seventh Rainbow Derby Win (Expanded version)
RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 23, 2011) -- Favored Cold Cash 123 made his expected late charge to give hall of fame trainer Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath a record-extending seventh Grade 1 Rainbow Derby victory on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

 

Rainbow Futurity - Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

Feature Mr Bojangles Upsets Richest Rainbow Futurity
RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (July 24, 2011) -- Feature Mr Bojangles might have been at 9-1 longshot in the final odds, but he raced down the Ruidoso Downs straightaway like a solid All American Futurity hopeful to win the Grade 1, $700,000 Rainbow Futurity on Sunday afternoon.
The $700,000 purse exceeded the previous record purse of $636,881 and will rise to $1-million in 2013.
The Grade 1, $2.4-million All American Futurity is held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs. It is North America's richest race for two-year-olds, regardless of the horse's breed.

 

All American Futurity - Uploaded on Aug 26, 2011

2011 All American Futurity Preview featuring world champion trainer Jack Brooks hosted by Tom Dawson onsite at Ruidoso Downs - produced by SureBet Racing News

 

All American Futurity - Uploaded on Aug 26, 2011

2011 All American Futurity Preview featuring Quarter Horse trainer Blane Wood hosted by Tom Dawson onsite at Ruidoso Downs - produced by SureBet Racing News

 

All American Futurity - Uploaded on Sep 2, 2011

A Lot of Love for Robyn as the sentimental favorite in the 2011 All American Futurity [G1]. She's the filly in pink silks with black accents in the world's richest race for quarter horses. The 440-yard race has a $2.4 million purse in what some are calling "the race for the cure."

 

All American Derby - Uploaded on Sep 2, 2011

Rainbow Derby winner Cold Cash 123 heads the Grade 1, $1,316,760 All American Derby as fastest qualifier on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

 

All American Futurity - Uploaded on Sep 3, 2011

2011 All American Futurity and Esgar Ramirez from Ruidoso Downs, hosted by Tom Dawson for SureBet Racing News.

 

All American Futurity and Derby - Uploaded on Sep 3, 2011

Announcer Robert Fox takes a look at this year's All American Futurity and Derby from Ruidoso Downs.

 

All American Futurity - Uploaded on Sep 4, 2011

2011 All American Futurity [G1] fastest qualifier Ochoa, this is a great story.

 

All American Derby - Uploaded on Sep 4, 2011

Llano Teller Races To All American Derby Victory - RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 4, 2011) -- The gritty little gelding Llano Teller drew off from Prospect To The Top to score a 9-1 upset win in the Grade 1, $1,316,760 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

 

All American Futurity - Uploaded on Sep 5, 2011

Ochoa Dominates With Charge In Richest All American Futurity - RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 5, 2011) -- Favorite and fastest-qualifier Ochoa humbled his rivals with a devastating late charge to win the Grade 1, $2.4-million All American Futurity before 22,650 fans on Monday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.