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Mark Your 2014 Calendars!

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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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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2013 All American Derby G1 – Feature Hero Wins

Meet The 2013 All American Derby Contenders

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Stronger Security Presence Enhances Integrity of Ruidoso Downs Racing

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.

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Handicapping Analysis Of 2013 All American Derby

MikeC-picRuidoso Downs, NM – August 31, 2013 – This year’s All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs is significant — and in more ways than one.

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.

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