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Ruidoso Downs – July 6, 2013 – A total of 79 3-year-olds, including some of the best sophomores in the country, have been entered in nine 440-yard Rainbow Derby (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the stakes-record $1-million Rainbow Derby final on Saturday, July 20. Let’s take a look at the nine trials, from a handicapper’s perspective. I’ve included the program numbers in brackets with each selection to make things easier at the betting windows – however, double check the numbers with the official track program.
|Rainbow Derby G1 Trial Entries for July 6 – PPs|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 1||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 2||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 3||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 4||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 5||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 6||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 7||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 8||Overnight|
|Trials – $6,000||Race 9||Overnight|
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – July 1, 2013 - Reigning champion two-year-old filly PJ Chick In Black heads a very deep set of 79 three-year-olds racing in nine trials on Saturday afternoon to the Grade 1, $1,055,000 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs.
This is the first $1 million running of the 440-yard Rainbow Derby and it could be the second highest purse of any quarter horse derby this year. The Grade 1 All American Derby on September 1 projects to have a $2.8 million purse and become the richest race in quarter horse racing history.
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – June 29, 2013 – Beginning with the two days of trials to the all-time record Grade 1, $1 million Rainbow Futurity this upcoming Thursday (July 4) and Friday (July 5), all trial races will have a 71-percent increase, up to $6,000 from the current $3,500 purses.
The purses for the trials on Saturday (July 6) to the record-setting Grade 1, $1 million (est.) Rainbow Derby will also be boosted to $6,000.