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© StallioneSearch / Greg Thompson
by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch
RUIDOSO, NM—JULY 6, 2019—The Rusty Allred-owned Fernweh, winner of the 2019 Ruidoso Futurity(G1), is out for the rest of her two-year old campaign due to precautionary surgery that was performed to remove chips from her knees.
According to her trainer Trey Wood, the daughter of Favorite Cartel was paid into all three major grade-one futurities this summer at Ruidoso, but the decision to focus on her overall health received precedent versus a run for glory in the remaining two classic-futurities in Quarter Horse racing.
"She just too nice of a filly to push not slow down and give her the time to be right," said Wood. "She is amazing talent as a runner, and we are so fortunate to have her in our barn. With her heart, we are hopeful that she will comeback as an even more talented three-year old. Everyone would loved to have seen her run at the All American Futurity(G1) this year, but stopping on her and letting her heal is the right thing to do."
Allred bought Fernweh, who is out of Dash For Cash Derby(G1) winner Jess A Lil Bit More, by Mr Jess Perry, at the September Heritage Place Yearling Sale for $20,000 from the Bobby D. Cox consignment. She is a half-sister to black type winner and track record setter Abudanz, and three other black type-placed runners' Valorus, Gold Rrush and Audi Murphi.