All American Countdown, Sunday, September 4
The traffic was moving slow getting to Ruidoso Downs Race Track on Labor Day for the much anticipated $3,000,000 All American Quarter Horse Futurity-G1.
There were 12 races scheduled at Ruidoso Downs, but race 10 was the one everyone had been waiting for. The two top Quarter Horse races for the day were the All American Futurity-G1 and All American Juvenile. Chris Littlefield rode 2011 All American Futurity Winner & 2012 All American Derby Winner Ochoa in the Post Parade of the All American Futurity.
The All American Futurity-G1 is for two year olds who have qualified for the finals from 2 days of trials with the top 5 times from each day. The winner, Fly Baby Fly, has 3 wins from five starts with this being her first stakes win. She clocked a time of :21.492 setting a 92 speed index. The order of finish is as follows…
1. Fly Baby Fly, f, (One Famous Eagle-Higher Fire), earning $1,500,000
Fly Baby Fly Partnership, Owner/James B. Padgett II, Trainer/Jose Alvarez, Jockey
2. Bigg Daddy, g, (Big Daddy Cartel-Alice K White), earning $450,000
Too For Two, Owner/Wesley Giles, Trainer/G R Carter Jr, Jockey
3. Hotstepper, g, (One Famous Eagle-Pandorum), earning $255,000
Johnny D. Cope, R. D. Hubbard, Rafter W Stables & H. Southway, Owners/C. Dwayne Gilbreath, Trainer/Cody Jensen, Jockey
4. Hes Limitless, g, (Corona Cartel-PJ Chick In Black), earning $195,000
Jack Smith Farms, Owner/John Stinebaugh, Trainer/Agustin Silva, Jockey
5. Mr Secret Glory, g, (Hez Our Secret-Eye Of Glory), earning $150,000
Johnny Trotter, Owner/Trey Wood, Trainer/Ricky Ramirez, Jockey
6. Uptown Dynasty, g, (Mr Jess Perry-Ms Southern Dynasty), earning $120,000
Melvin Neugebauer, Owner/Wesley Giles, Trainer/Cipriano Vidana, Jockey
7. Shakem Bye Perry, g, (First Prize Perry-Shakem Bye), earning $105,000
Jose J. Espinoza, Owner/Pedro A. Lopez, Trainer/Omar Reyes, Jockey
8. Hawkeye, c, (One Dashing Eagle-No Fees), earning $90,000
Bobby D. Cox, Owner/James B. Padgett II, Trainer/Rodrigo Vallejo, Jockey
9. Dash For Stone, g, (Tempting Dash-Lassie O Toole), earning $75,000
Rancho La Cobra, Owner/Daniel Luna, Trainer/Roberto Valero, Jockey
10. Believe Me Irene, f, (Valiant Hero-Financial Leverage), earning $60,000
Diamond Racing Stables LLC. Owner/Shae L. Cox, Trainer/Jose Enriquez, Jockey
Race 8, the $200,000 All American Juvenile was held for the fastest five from 2 days of trials that did not qualify to the All American Futurity-G1. Jesse Lane clocked a :21.497 time to win the Juvenile. The order of finish is as follows…
1. Jesse Lane, g, (Jesse James Jr-Champagne Lane)
MJ Farms, Owner/J Padgett II, Trainer/R. Vallejo, Jockey
2. My Southern Dynasty, c, (FDD Dynasty-Southern Fling)
Dunn Ranch, Owner/T. Wood, Trainer/R. Ramirez, Jockey
3. One Quick Wagon, g, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-One Quick Cookie)
Bennie & Terri Jeter, Owner/J. Padgett II, Trainer/J. Alvarez, Jockey
4. He Be Flashy, g, (First Moonflash-Seven Coronas)
Jack Manning, Beth Cobb, Diane Norwood, Owners/J. Cooper, Trainer/M. Gutierrez, Jockey
5. Overhauling, g, (Feature Mr Bojangles-Brickyard Lane)
Derrol Hubbard, Lee Lewis, Owner/M. Joiner, Trainer/C. Jensen, Jockey
6. Tough Dynasty 123, g, (FDD Dynasty-Hot Cash 123)
Carolyn C. Bay, Owner/C. Dwayne Gilbreath, Trainer/J. Montoya, Jockey
7. Papaws Paint, g, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Heavenly Trip)
R H Resources, Debra Robertson, et al, Owners/T. Fincher, Trainer/B. Perez, Jockey
8. Jessica Alexandra, f, (Apollitical Jess-Phoebe Wallingford)
Joyce Darlene Erickson, Owner/D. McArthur, Trainer/L. Martinez, Jockey
9. Trace Dynasty, f, (FDD Dynasty-Wowzer Won)
Kathleen O. Matey, Owner/C. Crawford, Trainer/G.R. Carter Jr, Jockey
10. Time To Jazz, g, (One Sweet Jess-Baja Jazz)
Ugo De La Torre, Owner/M. Loza, Trainer/R. Ramirez Jr, Jockey
There were three other Quarter Horse races on the program, a maiden, the $30,000 Stars & Stripes Quarter Horse New Mexico Bred Claiming Stakes and the $30,000 Quarter Horse Claiming Stakes. Taleas Pride under Gaston Valenzuela took the Stars & Stripes Quarter Horse New Mexico Bred Claiming Stakes and WDC Cowboys Like Us ridden by Jose Enrique Ortiz won the Tribute to the Troops Quarter Horse Claiming Stakes.
Also on the program were two Thoroughbred stakes races. The $135,395 Rio Grande Senor TB Futurity for Colts and Geldings. The winner was Wheredoesthecashgo, ridden by Miguel T. Fuentes. The $50,000 Ruidoso New Mexico TB Championship Handicap was won by Mr. Mooch, ridden by J.C. Villanueva.
Also included in the day’s announcements were the 2017 Ruidoso Meet Leaders. The 2017 Leading QH Jockey of the Meet is Ricky Ramirez, Leading QH Trainer of the Meet is Trey Wood and Leading QH Owner of the Meet is Paragon Farms, LLC (Thomas Lipar).
The All American Weekend is a journey to remember. The Speedhorse All American Countdown is created to show you the journey through photography for those who could not attend or those who would like to remember. We had fun creating these memories. We’ll see ya next year on the mountain!