All American Futurity

Gorajec: Open Letter To The Good People In Quarter Horse Racing Industry

Do you remember the 2012 TheNew York Times(NYT) exposé on horse racing titled, “BREAKDOWN, Death and disarray at America’s racetracks?” The lead photo accompanying the story was the dead carcass of a racehorse. The text beneath photo read as follows: “A 2-year-old quarter horse named Teller All Gone broke a front leg in a race on […]

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Gorajec: Some Quarter Horse Trainers Give New Meaning To ‘Take Their Best Shot’

Quarter Horses accounted for less than half of the races in New Mexico in 2017 but 80% of the positive drug tests, writes Joe Gorajec in his InsideRacingRegs blog at the website published by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Gorajec based the statement on the latest annual report from the […]

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UPDATED: Transfers OK’d For Trey Wood Horses Entered In All American Futurity Trials

The New Mexico Racing Commission will permit horses from the barn of suspended Quarter Horse trainer S. Trey Wood to be transferred to other trainers, allowing the horses to run in the Aug. 16-17 trials for the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. Wood already had 31 horses entered in the All American Futurity trials […]

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Leading Quarter Horse Trainer S. Trey Wood Summarily Suspended

Leading Quarter Horse trainer S. Trey Wood has been summarily suspended by New Mexico Racing Commission stewards after one of his horses tested positive for the prohibited substance albuterol. The suspension was issued Aug. 9 after 31 horses from Wood’s barn had been entered in Aug. 16 -17 time trials at Ruidoso Downs for the […]

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Johnny Jones, Who Found Success With Thoroughbreds And Quarter Horses, Dies In Texas

John T.L. Jones Jr. passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018, surrounded by family at his home in Quanah, Texas. Born in Quanah on July 7, 1934, the horseman most people knew as Johnny Jones was a prominent member of the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred industries in many capacities, as a trainer, breeder, owner, and […]

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Apocalyptical Jess Gives Trainer Blaine Wood First All American Futurity Triumph

Bill Robbins’ Apocalyptical Jess gave trainer Blane Wood his first win in the Grade 1, $3,000,000 All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, and Wood now joins his father Leo as the only father-son pair to win the All American Futurity. Leo Wood won the 1979 All American Futurity with Dan and Jolene Urschel’s […]

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G1 Winning Quarter Horse Jockey Cesar Gomez Dies In Plane Crash

Quarter Horse jockey Cesar Gomez is one of two individuals found dead at the site of a plane crash in Oklahoma, reports The Oklahoma Highway Patrol found the crash site at 7 a.m. on Monday, and both Gomez and 62-year-old pilot Walter Mullaney  – were pronounced dead at the scene. According to FAA spokesman Lynn […]

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Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning Trainer

James Padgett II saddled the winner of last year’s All American Futurity – Quarter horse racing’s richest and most famous event held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs – but the American Quarter Horse Association’s leading trainer by money won in 2017 has been told he will not be allowed to participate at the New […]

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Fly Baby Fly Bests The Boys In $3 Million All American Futurity

Trainer James Padgett II topped the incredible day he had on Saturday just 24 hours later when he won the Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity with Fly Baby Fly after winning the $200,000 All American Juvenile with Jesse Lane earlier on the program before 24,460 fans. The 440-yard All American Futurity has the largest […]

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