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KINDER, LA—AUGUST 5, 2018—StallioneSearch.com concludes its coverage of the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana. On this episode, StallionSearch.com was on hand to capture video of the newest record-selling yearling ever to go through the sales ring at the LQHBA Yearling Sale, Moonocracy for $210,000, and to produce a recap of the top three yearlings from the third-session at the LQHBA Yearling Sale. CLICK HERE to watch the recap of Day 3 of the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale. Coverage of the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale is sponsored by Blanchet Farms in Ville Platte, Louisiana, as Robicheaux Ranch, Inc. in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and the Louisiana ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 5, 2018—A memorial service in honor of John Andreini will be held in the Vessels Club at Los Alamitos Race Course on Tuesday (Aug. 7) at 11 a.m. Horsemen, horsewomen, friends, and family are invited to attend the gathering to remember the wonderful Quarter Horse owner, breeder, friend, and racing executive, who passed away on Friday, July 27. An owner and breeder of American Quarter Horses for more than 50 years, Andreini was a director of the American Quarter Horse Association and a member of the AQHA Racing Council. He served on the California Horse Racing Board and also on the PCQHRA Board of Directors. ...



KINDER, LA–AUGUST 4, 2018–StallioneSearch.com continues its coverage of the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana. On this episode, StallioneSearch was on hand to capture video of the highest-selling yearlings on day 2 of the LQHBA Yearling Sale, including sale-topper for Friday, Hip 397 RDD Empire ...



KINDER, LA–AUGUST 3, 2018–StallioneSearch.com begins its coverage of the 2018 LQHBA Yearling Sale at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana. On this episode, StallioneSearch was on hand to capture video of the highest-selling yearling ever to go through the sales ring at the LQHBA Yearling Sale, as well as to talk with sales ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—AUGUST 2, 2018—Heza Dasha Fire, the sport’s 2015 world champion, made his first appearance of the year in the AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses this week after winning his 2018 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Spencer Childers California Breeders’ Championship (RG1) at Los Alamitos. The now 6-year-old gelded son of Walk Thru Fire has been a consistent presence in the polls since 2014 when he was named champion 2-year-old gelding. His career includes 16 wins and five seconds from 22 starts with earnings of more than $2.2 million. Jessies First Down, the 2016 and ’17 world champion, continues to top the poll for older horses. In the 2-year-old rankings, Jess Fire Chick moved up two spots ...



OPELOUSAS, LA—AUGUST 1, 2018—The 2018 American Quarter Horse season at Evangeline Downs will begin on Wednesday, October 3 and continue through Wednesday, December 19. There will be 46 days of live racing run on a Wednesday through Saturday weekly schedule during the season with two special Tuesday programs on November 20 and December 18. Post times will be at 5:35 pm Central Time nightly, excepting the Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19 programs, when post times will be 3:15 pm Central Time. All horsemen interested in submitting a stall application to Evangeline Downs must do so by Tuesday, August 21. To obtain a stall application, visit the website ...



WASHINGTON, DC—AUGUST 1, 2018—On July 25, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives convened a mark-up for the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). By voice vote, the committee approved an amendment that exempts returning workers from the 66,000 statutory cap imposed on the H-2B ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 1, 2018—Jockey Oscar Peinado is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday (Aug 2) at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. Peinado has full movement and is in good spirits. He fractured vertebras in his neck and back according to reports. Peinado is expected to be sidelined for approximately eight months according to his agent, ...



BURLINGAME, CA—JULY 31, 2018—Funeral services are set Saturday (Aug. 4) for John Andreini, longtime Quarter Horse owner, breeder and supporter who died following a brain aneurysm on Friday. He was 90. A funeral Mass on Saturday will begin at 10:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1310 Bayswater Avenue, Burlingame, California. Friends and family are invited to attend a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Aug 3) at Crosby N. Gray Funeral Home, 2 Park Road, Burlingame. John (Giovanni) Aurelio Andreini was a giant of a man whose accomplishments coupled with self-sacrifice and ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 31, 2018— Raising cancer awareness and the availability of free mammograms at Lincoln County Medical Center highlight The Race to Whip Cancer, otherwise known as Pink Day, on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs. The Pink Day theme is expressed through all of the jockeys wearing pink silks, pink tee shirts being sold, pony horses decked out in pink and everyone is encouraged to wear pink. An immediate goal is horsewomen along with their family and friends over 40 getting mammograms. The mammograms will be offered from August 6 through August 20. Please contact organizer Jamie Zamora, a breast cancer survivor, at (505) 328-0303 to make a reservation. They are offered ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 30, 2018—Quarter Horse jockey Oscar Peinado, a Los Alamitos-based Quarter Horse jockey who has ridden earners of more than $5 million, was injured in a spill Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Peinado was unseated after 2-year-old Unusual Kiddy fell soon after start of Sunday’s 8th race, a $12,500 claimer, at Los Alamitos. The jockey was conscious and responsive when he was asked questions, prior to being transported to Long Beach Memorial. According to a "tweet" early Monday from track announcer Ed Burgart, Peinado's agent April Ward reported the jockey suffered fractured vertebrae in his neck and ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 30, 2018—According to a published report by TRACK Magazine today, purse money for the 1st and 2nd place finishers in the 2018 Rainbow Derby(G1) and 2nd place in the Rainbow Futurity(G1), contested over the weekend of July 21-22, have not been paid. Trainers for the Rainbow Derby winner Political Attraction and runner-up Hes Limitless and Rainbow Futurity runner-up Lethal Lil have been notified their horses reportedly received positive tests from their trial races run July 6 thru 8. The cases have not been adjudicated. New Mexico Racing Commission rules state that if a horse is taken down for a violation in a trial it also loses any funds that might have been earned in a final. According to the report there are additional recent minor ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 29, 2018—Indiana Grand’s Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys participated in the annual “PDJF Racing Across America” Saturday, July 28 to help raise awareness and funding for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The entire night was dedicated to jockeys and the work that PDJF does to assist disabled jockeys who have experienced catastrophic injuries as a result of horse racing. The organization currently assists more than 60 jockeys, most of whom have paralysis or brain injuries. Since its inception in 2006, PDJF has disbursed more than $9 million to these jockeys through donations, fundraisers and special events geared directly to the ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 28, 2018—The connections of AQHA champion J Fire Up, multiple stakes winner A Political Lady, stakes winner Jesstacartel, and Grade 1 stakes placed runners Matilda Czech and Yanque each made the late payment of $30,000 prior to the July 1 deadline to make their respective horses eligible to compete in the trials to the ...



DALLAS, TX—JULY 28, 2018—StallioneSearch.com continues the Film Of The Month series of short films being sponsored by Horse Logic and presented on StallioneSearch.com, as well as on Facebook. The installment for the month of July 2018 is another episode of the ongoing Stallionesearch film series entitled "Dinner With ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 27, 2018—John Andreini, of San Mateo, California, died following a brain aneurysm on Friday morning. He was 90. Andreini was one of four partners in All American Ruidoso Downs Racing, LLC (AARD) and All American Ruidoso Horse Sales, LLC (AARHS). These companies operate Ruidoso Downs Race Track, the Billy the Kid Casino, and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company. They purchased AARD and AARHS in October, 2017. The remaining partners are Stan Sigman, Narciso "Chicho" ...



SALT LAKE CITY, UT—JULY 27, 2018—A memorial service for Sam Barker is set for 10 am (MDT) Saturday (Jul 28) at the LDS church located on 2255 South Wasatch Drive in Salt Lake City. Barker, 61, passed away on Sunday night after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a man of great intellect, big heart, and tremendous integrity. Sam loved ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 27, 2018—With a 12-race card, 11 of them stakes races, the 19th edition of California Breeders Champions Night promises to be a showcase event for California-bred American Quarter Horses this Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course. In addition to the more than $885,000 in purse money that will be up for grabs as part of the California Breeders Champions Night card, the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association will also offer an additional incentive for owners starting a horse on Saturday. "The PCQHRA Board has approved to give the owners a $300 start fee for each and every single horse racing this Saturday at Los Alamitos," said Dominic "Bud Alessio, the president of PCQHRA. "Usually horses that finish ...



By Martha Claussen ALEXANDRIA, LA—JULY 25, 2018—The Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) is in final preparations for its 42nd annual Louisiana Bred Yearling Sale. Prospective buyers will have an opportunity to preview and bid on 633 yearlings at the annual event, which is held at the Coushatta Casino Resort Pavilion in ...



AUSTIN, TX—JULY 25, 2018—Longtime Quarter Horse Racing trainer Eusevio Huitron, 54, a resident of Austin, Texas died Monday (Jul 23). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m., next Monday (Jul 30) at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church located at 126 W. Oltorf Street in Austin, Texas. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m., Sunday with Recitation of Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Mission Funeral Home - South Side, 6204 S. First Street in Austin. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JULY 25, 2018— After an impressive victory in Sunday’s $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, MM Fourinthemorning debuted at No. 1 in the latest AQHA Racing National Poll for 2-year-olds. The Mr Jess Perry gelding is out of Easeful Dinastia, a half-sister to ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 24, 2018—The new 8,640 square-foot chapel at Ruidoso Downs Race Track opens this Sunday morning for services at 10:25 am (MDT). To reach the chapel, enter the main entrance to Ruidoso Downs, go past the casino and the chapel is at the east end of the parking lot. "I'm overwhelmed with the generosity from the horsemen's community to see this nearly 10-month project happen," said chaplain Darrell Winter. "We are watching God move hearts to join in this ministry and has reminded why this ministry exists." The ministry is a caregiver to both the spiritual and physical needs of our community of workers." ...



RUIDOSO, NM—JULY 22, 2018——StallioneSearch.com concludes its webcast coverage the Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity weekend with a recap of Mm Fourinthemorning win in Sunday's 2018 $1 million Rainbow Futurity(G1). On this episode, StallioneSearch.com is on hand to capture the running of the 400-yard race, as well as get the first post-race interviews with winning trainer G. Blane Wood and jockey Ricky Ramirez. CLICK HERE to preview the 2018 Rainbow Futurity recap. Coverage of the Rainbow Futurity(G1) weekend is sponsored in its entirety by ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 22, 2018— Oh Baby what a wiener dog! Katherine and Eddie Kirshner's Baby Bo of Newport Beach dominated the 23rd annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals title for the second year in a row, winning the biggest dachshund derby in the nation by about 10 foot long sausage links on Saturday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. ...



RUIDOSO, NM—JULY 22, 2018——StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage the $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity(G1) weekend with the recap of the 2018 $801,564 Rainbow Derby(G1). On this episode, StallioneSearch.com is on hand to capture the running of the Grade 1 440-yard $801,564 Rainbow Derby on Saturday at Ruidoso Downs, as well as conduct post-race interviews with winning co-owner Rogelio Marquez, Jr., trainer Josue Ponce and jockey James Flores. CLICK HERE to preview the 2018 Rainbow Derby. Coverage of the Rainbow Futurity(G1) weekend is sponsored in its entirety by leading sire ...



RUIDOSO, NM—JULY 21, 2018——StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage the $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity(G1) weekend with the preview of the 2018 $801,564 Rainbow Derby(G1). On this episode, StallioneSearch.com looks at the top two-qualifiers from both days of qualifying for the 400 yard event, and speaks with both trainer Joel Valeriano, Jr. about Lethal Lil and Juan Carlos Gonzalez about Suze Returns, the two fastest qualifiers going into the finals. CLICK HERE to preview the 2018 Rainbow Derby. Coverage of the Rainbow Futurity(G1) weekend is sponsored in its entirety by leading ...



RUIDOSO, NM—JULY 20, 2018——StallioneSearch.com begins its webcast coverage the $1,000,000 Rainbow Futurity(G1) weekend with the preview of the 2018 $801,564 Rainbow Derby(G1). On this episode, StallioneSearch.com analyzes multiple runners going to post for the 440-yard event, including the fastest qualifier Sixes Crystal from the barn of trainer Jack McCartney. StallioneSearch's Greg Thompson gets a chance to talk with jockey James Flores and trainer Josue Ponce, who will team with the capable Apollitical Jess gelding Political Attraction, and trainer Rudy Valles who will saddle 2018 Ruidoso Derby(G1) winner Jess Move You. ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JULY 20, 2018—The second Idaho-bred of the year has earned an AQHA Supreme Race Horse title. The Supreme Race Horse title recognizes a racing American Quarter Horse that during its career earns $500,000 or more, wins two or more open Grade 1 stakes races and at least 10 races. Only a few months ago, Idaho-bred BH Lisas Boy became a Supreme Race Horse, and on July 8, his rival, Zoomin For Spuds, achieved the same award while defeating him in the Vessels Maturity (G1). Zoomin For Spuds races for his breeder, Jim Walker of Bellevue, Idaho, and is trained by Monty Arrossa. The 5-year-old gelding is by Zoomin For Bux and out of the Corona Cocktail ...



SHAKOPEE, MN—JULY 19, 201——The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) is seeking 501(c) (3) non-profit racehorse aftercare organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. The MRC is dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of life of racehorses once their racing careers have ended. These funds are generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and Running Aces to be distributed to support racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing. CLICK HERE to download the application. “The Minnesota Racing Commission is eager to help provide racehorse aftercare funds to organizations that will help retired racehorses find a safe and productive post-racing career," said Minnesota Racing ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JULY 19, 2018—The AQHA member services team will be onsite July 27-28 at the Exposition Hall at The Freeman in San Antonio, Texas during the Annual TQHA Yearling Sale. Visit our booth located across from the sale ring to:
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FRANKFORT, KY—JULY 18, 2018—Dr. Edward D. Leslie, a longtime owner/breeder of racing Quarter Horses, died July 8 in Kentucky He was 76.

Dr. Leslie was born on December 2, 1941 in Weeksbury, Kentucky. He resided in Frankfort, Kentucky and Debary, Florida. A graduate of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky School of Medicine, he practiced as an orthopedic surgeon for 30 years. He also served in the Vietnam War as a physician. Dr. Leslie was proceeded in ...




AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JULY 18, 2018—This week’s AQHA Racing National Polls are virtually unchanged from the past week, but the potential for a shake-up looms this weekend with ranked horses slated to run in the Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity and Derby at Ruidoso Downs. Saturday’s $801,564 Rainbow Derby will feature No. 5-ranked Jess ...



TULSA, OK—JULY 18, 2018—Due to forecast for an extreme heat advisory in the Tulsa area, the first post time at Fair Meadows this coming Friday (July 20) has been pushed back to 6:30 pm (CDT). Vet checks will also be pushed back to 4:30 pm (CDT). Please contact the Fair Meadows racing office at 918-744-6999 if you need more ...



SHREVEPORT, LA—JULY 18, 2018—The Super Derby Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, August 23, at Querbes Golf Course in Shreveport, Louisiana. The event will benefit Chaplain Jimmy Sistrunk and The Winner’s Circle Church, which provides assistance to the Louisiana racing community and backstretch workers. It serves as one ...



SHELBYVILLE, IN—JULY 18, 2018—On June 30, 2018, the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana held its Youth Racing Experience at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana. There were 10 youth signed up for the program and it was another day filled with the same type of program provided at the National Youth Racing ...



By Martha Claussen VINTON, LOUISIANA—JULY 18, 2018—How many professional athletes are in their prime at the age of 54? Certainly none in the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Soccer. But jockey John Hamilton continues to be at the top of his game and recently won his 2,000th career race. The milestone took place on Saturday, July 9 at Delta Downs, when Hamilton guided Sweet Caliente Royal ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 17, 2018—Danny Mitchell, a long time jockey and horse trainer for both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds in Southern California, passed away on Sunday morning. Danny resided in Bradbury, California at the time of his passing. He was 66. As a Quarter Horse jockey, Danny enjoyed a great career, winning 563 races at Los Alamitos to currently rank 31st all-time at the Orange County track. He also enjoyed success as a trainer, saddling 97 Quarter Horse winners, including seven stakes winners. His best trainee was Cathy Monji’s Dicey Secret, the dam of 2006 All American Futurity winner No Secrets Here. Under Danny’s tutelage, Dicey Secret was a three-time derby winner in 1995 and won seven of nine stakes trials in her career, while racing in an era that also including the great champion filly Ah Sigh. Dicey ...



LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 17, 2018—Leading Los Alamitos Race Course rider Cesar DeAlba is home after suffering an injury in fifth trial on Saturday for the Governor's Cup Futurity at the Orange County racetrack. "I want to thank everyone for their kind words and concern,"DeAlba tweeted on Sunday (JUL 15). "I'm back at home happy to be with my ...



BOSSIER CITY, LA—JULY 17, 2018—Harrah’s Louisiana Downs has named Eric Halstrom as the new Vice President of Operations, pending all regulatory approvals. Mike Rich, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs made the announcement. Halstrom takes on the role vacated by Trent McIntosh, now the new General Manager of Hoosier Park in Indianapolis, Indiana for Caesars Entertainment. Halstrom is a graduate of the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program and has a strong background in in racetrack management. He served as the Vice President of Racing at Canterbury Park from 1997-2008 and then spent ...



NEW ORLEANS, LA—JULY 16, 2018—The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) voted unanimously today (Monday) to go to zero tolerance on clenbuterol for Quarter Horses. The new rule takes effect on October 3rd—opening day of the 2018 Evangeline Downs Quarter Horse meet in Opelousas. Clenbuterol is the only Food and Drug Administration-approved for treating reversible bronchospasm in horses. The drug is commonly used to treat horses with inflammatory airway disease and recurrent airway obstruction (or heaves). It is also sometimes administered to racehorses during the racing season, however some researchers have questioned the side ...



JULY 16, 2018—Eric Halstrom, assistant director of racing at Prairie Meadows, has accepted the position of vice president of operations at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, owned by casino giant Caesar's Entertainment. "I really like it here at Prairie," Halstrom told the Midwest Paddock Report. "The people here have been so nice. From Ann Atkin (SVP/COO) on down, management has been terrific and Derron Heldt (director of racing) has been great to work with. Really, the entire team here has been wonderful but Louisiana Downs was an opportunity I couldn't pass up." In his time at Prairie Meadows, Halstrom was tasked with finding ways to enhance the customer experience. "We really ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JULY 13, 2018—Saturday's canceled races at Albuquerque Downs have been rescheduled as part of a unique racing "doubleheader" on Wednesday, July 18. Live racing on Wednesday will begin at 1:30 p.m. (MDT). The first 10 races will be the races that were slated for Saturday, July 14. The races will be run in the order they ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JULY 14, 2018—Inclement weather in the area has forced Albuquerque Downs Racetrack to cancel its scheduled 10-race program on Saturday. Heavy rainstorms, including thunder, hit the Albuquerque area late Saturday afternoon, and the storms were forecast to continue through much of the evening. Live racing is scheduled to resume with a 10-race program on Sunday. First post is slated for 1:30 p.m. (MDT).
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The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and Casino is located in the heart of Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico, the home of the New Mexico State Fair, and ...



ALBUQUERQUE, NM—JULY 13, 2018—The American Quarter Horse Association has chosen Albuquerque Downs to host its 2019 Bank of America Challenge Championships. This will mark the first time that Albuquerque Downs has hosted the Challenge Championships and the first time since 1993 that the event will be held in New Mexico. That year's inaugural Challenge Championships were held at Sunland Park Racetrack.

"We are so excited about this," said AQHA chief racing officer Janet VanBebber. "AQHA appreciates (Albuquerque Downs chairman of the board) Paul Blanchard and racing director Don Cook in their enthusiasm to conduct and host the Challenge Championships. Additionally, we appreciate the commitment they've shown the industry in renovations at their track, supporting integrity ...




ALEXANDRIA, LA—JULY 13, 2018—A regular meeting of the LQHBA Board of Directors will be conducted Wednesday July 18, in the Event Center Prefunction Room at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas. Set for 10 am (CDT), all LQHBA members and the public are invited to attend. For additional information visit the association website at ...



VINTON, LA—JULY 7, 2017—Delta Downs wrapped up its 2018 American Quarter Horse season on Saturday night. During the special 12-race program, billed as Louisiana Showcase Night, the track honored its leading horsemen for the 46-day stand which began on April 20. John Hamilton won 44 races on the season while capturing his sixth leading rider title this year. The 54-year-old Vinton, Louisiana resident won consecutive titles from 2012 ...



BOISE, ID—JULY 11, 2018—Idaho's Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Tuesday a proposal to legalize historical horse racing betting terminals will be on the Idaho ballot in November. According to Denney, the ballot initiative collected enough valid signatures from the required amount of legislative districts to get on the ballot this fall. The initiative needed at least 56,192 valid signatures, with a certain amount coming from at least 18 of Idaho's 35 legislative districts. Nearly 115,000 signatures were gathered by supporters. If approved the machines would be allowed at ...



AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—JULY 11, 2018—After earning a third consecutive berth in the Champion of Champions (G1) with a victory in Sunday’s Vessels Maturity (G1) at Los Alamitos, Zoomin For Spuds flew into the AQHA Racing National Poll for older horses, moving from unranked last week to a tie for No. 3 this week. Coincidentally, ...



THOREAU, NM—JULY 11, 2018—Maynard Buckles of Thoreau, New Mexico have made their 2018 All American Futurity buckles available for pre-purchase prior to the Labor Day event. Doing business since 1981, Maynard Buckles have produced four-buckles to commemorate the $3-Million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. The buckles are highly sought ...



RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 10, 2018—More than $25,000 was raised for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) through poster sales on Sunday while the handle for last weekend’s three days of trials to the $1 million Rainbow Futurity and Rainbow Derby was up 27 percent at Ruidoso Downs. New Mexico native and Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike ...