Wednesday Training Races Provide The Fastest Times
Ruidoso Downs hosted the last of three-days of training races for 2-year-olds, prepping for the May 25-26 $1 million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity(G1) trails, today.

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Wednesday Training Races Provide The Fastest Times

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 9, 2018—The fastest times from three days of training races at Ruidoso Downs came during the third day on Wednesday when seven horses became the only horses from the three days of races to turn in times under 16 seconds.

The training races are a tool for trainers to get their unstarted two-year-olds prepped for the trials to the Grade 1, $1 million (est.) Ruidoso Futurity on May 25-26. Those two days start the summer racing season at Ruidoso Downs.

Midday News Partners’ Midday News, a filly by world champion sire FDD Dynasty, raced the 300 yards in :15.850 to post the top time from the three trial days.

The Mike Joiner-trained Midday News, a $28,000 Ruidoso Select Sale purchase, was in a tussle with Ramon Alvarez and D. Delaney’s Fireball Flash, a daughter of First Moonflash. She was clocked in :15.868, the second-fastest time from the three trial days.

Midday News was ridden by Felipe Garcia-Luna while Mauro Salcedo was up on Fireball Flash for trainer Seth Ferguson.

Consigned to the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale by Bielau Oaks, Midday News is a sister to stakes-placed Summer Dynasty. The second dam is Grade 1 winner and multiple stakes producer Tiny First Down.

The third-fastest time for Wednesday and the three schooling race days came from Bobby Simmons’ The Runaway Favorite. The Favorite Cartel-sired gelding from the Blane Wood barn won his schooling race in :15.902 with Ricky Ramirez aboard.

The Runaway Favorite's dam is an Ocean Runway daughter of world champion Blues Girl Too.

The other horses to record times under 16 seconds were Excessive Gambler (:15.944), Cd Rowdy James (:15.946), My Mystery Lover (:15.966) and Ace Of Spades Senator (:15.984).

For a complete list of individual times from today's training races CLICK HERE.

For a program for all Ruidoso Downs training races CLICK HERE.

For combined training race individual times for all three days CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to watch all Ruidoso Downs training races replays.