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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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Ruidoso Downs Bans Trainer After Four-Win Day In All American Derby Trials

On Sunday at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, trainer Josue Ponce sent out four runners in trial races for the rich All American Quarter Horse Derby. All four starters won, with three of the winners among the 10 fastest times, qualifying them for the Sept. 2 finals of the Grade 1, $1,237,604 fixture run over […]

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Hold Air Hostage Annihilates Field In $1.3 Million All American Derby

Darling Farms’ Hold Air Hostage showed why he is the number-one-ranked older quarter horse in the nation with a total domination of his rivals in the Grade 1, $1,365,908 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Supporting the All American Derby was the $100,000 First Down Dash for horses that did not qualify for the All […]

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Too Flash For You Wires Field in All American Derby

Too Flash For You remained undefeated this year with a gate-to-wire victory in the $1.9-million All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs Aug. 31. The son of First Moonflash has won five of 13 career starts, and has earned over $941,000 for owners Jim and Michelle Laird and Jose Espinoza. Trained by Wes Giles, Too Flash […]

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Cold Cash 123 fastest qualifier for All American Derby

Cold Cash 123 was the best of 70 entrants on Friday when he put up the fastest qualifying time for next month’s $1.3 million All American Derby for Quarter Horses at Ruidoso Downs, reports Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini. Cold Cash 123, trained by Sleepy Gilbreath, is 6 for 6 at the 440-yard distance and […]

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