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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JULY 39, 2020—Peves Jackpot Jack raced down the track today and clocked the fastest qualifying time in the trials for the John Deere Ruidoso Downs QH Juvenile with a time of :17.556.
The finals for the 350-yard, $25,000 race for 2-year-olds will be run on August 15th.
Peves Jackpot Jack, a sorrel gelding by High Rate Of Return out of Jackie Perfect Age by Pyc Paint Your Wagon, is owned by Regina Laymon. The Oklahoma-bred horse comes out of the barn of Eddie Willis and was ridden today by Jimmy Brooks.
“This horse isn’t paid up in the All American so this is the right spot for him to succeed,” said trainer Willis. “He’s been showing us he could run and proved it today.”
According to jockey Jimmy Brooks: “He left fast, and I could tell by the third jump what was about to happen. He pricked his ears a little, and I reminded him what we were doing. He muscled on down the race track. I’ve worked him in the mornings too. He’s fast and has a good attitude.”
The barn of Mike Joiner had a successful day in the trials as they qualified three horses for the final. Graceful Paradise had the third-fastest qualifying time of :17.48, Lastraintoclarksville qualified with the fourth-fastest time of :17.758 (tied with the time of Empire of Grace), and Grace of Monaco had the sixth-fastest time at :17.806.
For a complete list of John Deere Juvenile qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders and jockeys CLICK HERE
Racing continues all weekend with another round of trials on the card Saturday but this time for 3-year-old Quarter Horses who will vie for a spot in the Adequan Ruidoso Downs Derby Challenge. Twenty horses will fight for the chance to race 400 yards in the finals on August 15th for a purse of $60,000.
Sunday’s featured tenth race, the $40,000 Mr Jet Moore Handicap, is a 400-yard Grade 2 stakes race for 3-year-old and older Quarter Horses. In addition, the seventh race will be the Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes to be run at 1000 yards. This mixed stake race for 3-year-olds and older has a purse of $20,000.
Post time is 1:00 PM MDT on Saturday and Sunday. At this time, the Turf Club and the Jockey Club are limited to 50% capacity due to the Public Health Order from the State of New Mexico. A limited number of tables are available to the public for $50 for a table of four.
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