Ruidoso Downs Newswire
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Nucky was a gem of perfection in scoring an authoritative win in the 57th running of the $198,924 West Texas Quarter Horse Futurity at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Sunday. The top qualifier delivered in every way during the 300 yard classic. Comment?
Hall of Fame quarter horse jockey Jacky Martin died on Saturday in his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma after being paralyzed in a riding accident in 2011. He was 59. A charter inductee into the Ruidoso Downs' Racehorse Hall of Fame, Martin won the All American Futurity a record seven times, all for Hall of Fame trainer Jack Brooks. Comment?
El Pasoan Casey Lambert will be aboard Cinco Charlie on Saturday at the Mine That Bird Derby at The Casino at Sunland Park Racetrack, one of the track's biggest races this season. Lambert is a Coronado High School graduate. Comment?
Casey Lambert has been a part of the horse-racing landscape since the age of 16 when he rode his first race as a professional. He's twice endured broken necks, spent several days in a hospital with a concussion and punctured lungs and has had to battle the everyday ups and downs of being a professional jockey. Comment?
The classic All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs will offer a world-record $3 million purse on Labor Day this summer, announced Shaun Hubbard, the race track's general manager, on Wednesday. "As of today the horses will run at $3 million," Hubbard said on the MTD Radio show, New Mexico in the Morning. Comment?
Track officials at Ruidoso Downs have announced strict new policies to ensure integrity during next year's horse racing season. Tuesday's announcement comes after the recent arrest of a jockey at the southern New Mexico track for allegedly using an electronic device to make his horse run faster. Comment?
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