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Ruidoso Downs Strongly Supports Changes In New Mexico Rules
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 25, 2016—Recent changes in New Mexico’s racing rules that could suspend a horse from racing for 60 days are strongly supported by Ruidoso Downs’ management.

“The foresight of the New Mexico Racing Commission is to be commended,” said Ruidoso Downs’ president and general manger Shaun Hubbard. “Their dedication and hard work places New Mexico at the forefront of the constant fight to protect the horses, jockeys and our patrons.”

According to the New Mexico Racing Commission: The new rule’s verbiage, written by NMRC Medical Director, Dr. Scot Waterman, will fall under section 15.2.6 D.5. of the New Mexi .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Duponte 4210$578,519
Chazaq 5320$528,315
Jess Good Candy 3300$493,063
Apolltical Chad 3210$425,346
Teller Baja 3300$375,778

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
PV Quarter Horse Farms LLC 391076$719,785
Dutch Masters, III 301064$587,043
Kristen Ashley Paredes 13330$584,508
Nueve Racing 8211$426,619
Sara Leann Morgan 10710$420,983

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Bobby D Cox 474846449$1,921,475
Edward C Allred 485797976$1,059,024
Carl C Pevehouse 6920148$827,387
Steve D Burns Dvm 313536032$729,976
Vessels Stallion Farm Llc 11729119$637,859

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Judd S. Kearl 274805130$1,514,123
Clinton Crawford 199392921$1,200,444
R.L. Rick Robinson 6916185$1,110,438
Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. 263524433$880,884
Eddie D. Willis 248303430$854,562

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Ivan Carnero 269524537$1,766,393
Agustin Silva 281483937$1,530,185
Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo 262695028$1,306,162
Adrian A. Ramos 200312025$1,148,540
Ricky Ramirez 199353724$1,016,912

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Ivan James Rallies to Win $194,810 Firecracker Derby
VINTON, LA—JULY 1, 2016—Graded stakes winner Ivan James rallied to defeat Tlc Dale by a neck Friday night in the $194,810 Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs. Shez A Hot Valentine finished half-a-length back in the show position.

Ridden by jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., Ivan James completed the 400 yards in a quick :19.352 seconds to earn a 103-speed index. Trainer Elpidio Luna, Jr. saddled the son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James to his fourth win in eight career starts.

A Texas home-bred for owner/breeder Jorge Meraz, Ivan James picked up $97,405 for the Firecracker win to become hi .. Read More

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Gillespie Meet Opens with Hill Country Classic
BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

FREDERICKSBURG, TX—JULY 1, 2016—Ovidio M. Sandoval’s Jumpn Streak, a gray 4-year-old son of Jumpn Chic, is one of 10 sprinters entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $15,000 Hill Country Classic Stakes on Saturday, opening day of the Gillespie County Fair meet.

Jumpn Streak will be making his first start since May 7, when the gelding ran sixth, 5 1/2 lengths behind winner Jessies First Down, in the 440-yard, $50,000 Sam Houston Classic Stakes (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park. His season resume includes a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory in the 400-yard, $25,000 Streakin La Jolla Stakes at Louisiana Downs on March 20.

Jumpn Streak drew post 8 and will be ridden by Santos Carrizales for trainer Josue Ponce.

The complete lineup, in post position order inclu .. Read More