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$310,000 Ruidoso Select Graduate Tops Training Races On Day at Ruidoso Downs
Ray Yeigh, a $310,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate, posed the fastest schooling race time on Tuesday at Ruidoso Downs.

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$310,000 Ruidoso Select Graduate Tops Training Races On Day at Ruidoso Downs

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–MAY 10, 2022–In anticipation of the upcoming 2-year-old summer season at Ruidoso Downs, the racetrack hosted the first of two days of training races today (May 10) for horses who remain eligible to the track's Triple Crown series.

Nineteen schooling races, contested over 300 yards, were held today and another 19 schooling races at 300 yards are carded for tomorrow (May 11).

Ray Yeigh, the fourth highest seller at last summer's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale for $310,000, posted the fastest schooling race time when he clocked a:15.725 seconds in Race 7 under jockey Eduardo Nicasio.

Trainer Christopher O'Dell saddled the son of leading sire Favorite Cartel for owners Kevin Reed, Manuel Rodriguez and Shaun Hubbard. The black colt is out of the stakes-placed Check Him Out mare Tac Out.

Bred by Steve D. Burns, DVM, Ray Yeigh's second dam is the Rainbow Derby(G1) runner-up Separate Tac by Separatist. She is the dam of five black type including Governor's Cup Futurity(RG2) winner Pitbull, also a son of Favorite Cartel.

Another partnership of Hubbard, with Ray Willis and Javier Rodriguez, War Revenant got the second fastest time of the day :15.918 seconds in Race 4. Xavier Rodriguez conditions the $160,000 Ruidoso Select Sale graduate. The son of leading second-crop sire A Revenant is from the Splash Bac mare Fantasy Pants. Jockey Felipe Garcia-Luna had the riding call on the Grant Farms, LLC Louisiana bred colt.

Sold under the name Fantsy Revenant Man in the sale last September, War Revenant's second dam is the Grade 1 Corona Cartel mare Corona Deluxe, dam of  seven black type include stakes winners Eagle Deluxe, Country Boy Deluxe and Alakazaam. She also produced All American Futurity(G1) runner-up Reagal Eagle.

Above All V, under jockey Rodrigo Vallejo, posted the fourth fastest clocking of :15.979 while winning Race 3. Trainer M. Heath Taylor saddled the $48,000 Ruidoso Select Sale graduate for owner Cream Of The Crop, Inc.

The bay colt is a son of leading sire Corona Cartel from the Good Reason SA mare Rock Candy SA. The second dam is the stakes winning Leaving Memories mare Send Me The Candy, the dam of eight black type including Grade 1 winner Send Me A Candy Tree. This is the family of champion and leading sire Jess Good Candy.

Two additions runners in the fastest race (7) posted the third and fifth fastest times of the day.

Runner-up A Bar Tab, racing for owners Scott Bryant and Jaime Bryant, clocked :15.946 seconds to secure the third fastest time. Trainer Michael Joiner sent out the $70,000 Heritage Place September Yearling Sale graduate, also by champion A Revenant. The filly's dam, Shanondoah, by Good Reason SA, is a half-sister to last year's champion 3-year-old Empressum. Jose Alvarez had the riding call. 

Hotte Shotte, a $125,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate, finished third in Race 7 to get the fifth fastest clocking of :16.093. S. Trey Wood trains the Carters Cartel colt for E. Gene Bradley and Tod Bradley.

Bred by Bobby D. Cox, from the Mr Jess Perry mare Sinuous, Hotte Shotte is a half-sister to six black type including AQHA Racing World Champion Whistle Stop Cafe.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of horses who competed in the 19 training races today, with individual times.