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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.
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – August 31, 2013 – A special events security team of investigators and agents are present at Ruidoso Downs this weekend to enhance the security surrounding horses competing in the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity and the Grade 1, $2.8 million All American Derby, the two richest races in quarter horse racing history.
All the team members are seasoned law enforcement professionals with experience in horseracing.
For one, the stakes’ purse of $2,809,784 is the richest in the long history of Quarter Horse racing. The winner of the 440-yard race will earn a stakes-record $1,180,784.
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – August 29, 2013 – Andrew Smith’s Wicked Courage tries to become just the fourth horse to sweep the three Grade 1 derbies at Ruidoso Downs when he starts in the record Grade 1, $2.8 million All American Derby on Sunday afternoon.
The 440-yard All American Derby carries the largest purse in quarter horse racing history and is the richest derby in North America. The Kentucky Derby has a $2 million purse.