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Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Hall Of Fame To Honor Six Inductees This Summer

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–FEBRUARY 5, 2023–Ruidoso Downs Racetrack will induct five individuals and one race horse into the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack Hall of Fame this summer with the annual ceremony scheduled for June 29.

The annual banquet to honor the Hall of Fame inductees will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at Alto Lakes Country Club. Tickets to the banquet will be available through the Ruidoso Downs Box office at 575-378-4140.

Here are the 2023 Ruidoso Downs Race Horse Hall of Fame Inductees:

Urschel Family

In 1973 the Urschel family won their first of an unprecedented four Rainbow Futurities with homebred mare Flying Rockette campaigned by Mary Urschel, Dan’s mother. Dan’s father Lester passed away shortly after that, and they took a short .. Read More

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
My Heart Jess Runs 2200$117,089
Hs Paul Walker 1100$60,000
Freedom Flash 1100$60,000
Brookes Legacy 1100$60,000
Famous Shining Star 1100$48,000

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Boydston Enterprises, Inc. 3200$117,845
Amestoy, Jr., Pierre Jean, Amestoy, Leslie A. and Beasley, Roger K. 2100$65,000
Oscar Diaz 1100$60,000
Hubaldo Solis 3100$60,000
Johnny Trotter 5200$55,600

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mike Abraham 28455$215,453
Mj Farms 48497$204,652
Steve D Burns Dvm 37684$121,431
Bobby D Cox 301123$102,234
Edward C Allred 44658$75,261

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
James J. Gonzales III 23710$219,929
Wesley T. Giles 28572$162,452
Alfredo Gomez 16400$112,045
Raul V. Vega 27354$102,786
Armando Alamos 19232$99,426

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Hector Aldrete 591037$282,530
Mario Delgado 39932$269,252
Noe Garcia, Jr. 518144$222,135
Adrian A. Ramos 36558$186,805
Emilio Tapia 44979$183,106

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Freedom Flash Rolls To Win $100,000 Starr Western Wear Stakes

SUNLAND PARK, NM—FEBRUARY 4, 2023—Trainer Todd Fincher added another winner to his roster of stars at the current meet when he sent out Freedom Flash to a dominant score in Saturday's 17th running of the $100,000 Starr Western Wear Stakes at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.

Ridden by Alfredo Sigala for owners-breeders Pierre Jean, Jr. & Leslie Amestoy and Roger Beasley, Freedom Flash broke perfectly from the starting gate, stalked the early pacesetting duo of El Vital and Rosies Bolt into the turn before overtaking those rivals nearing the top of the stretch.

From there, the 7-year-old so .. Read More

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Twenty-Six 3-Year-Olds Entered in Rillito Derby Trials

TUCSON, ARIZONA--February 3, 2023
--Stakes winners Gemologist and The Rev Rocker are among the 26 sophomores entered in Sunday's 300-yard Rillito Derby trials at Rillito Park.

A $9,000 yearling purchase at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Gemologist is a son of Jess A Chicks trained by Eloy Navarro for owner Jose Aguilar Mend .. Read More

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