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January 6, 2012
The deadline to nominate foals of 2011 to the record-setting 2013 All American Triple Crown – the All American, Rainbow and Ruidoso futurities – is on January 15.
For a single $200 payment, a foal of 2011 is nominated to the 2013 runnings of the Grade 1, $2.6-million All American Futurity, the Grade 1, $1-million Rainbow Futurity and the Grade 1, $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity. Nominated yearlings will also be nominated to the 2014 runnings of the Grade 1, $1.3-million (est.) All American Derby, the Grade 1, $700,000 (est.) Rainbow Derby and the Grade 1, $650,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby.
If a horse sweeps the 2013 All American, Rainbow and Ruidoso futurities then that horse’s connections would win the $4-million All American Triple Crown Bonus, the richest bonus in Quarter Horse racing.
The 2013 running of the All American Futurity will set an all-time record purse for a Quarter Horse race with the $2.6-million purse. It will surpass the record of $2.4-million set in the 2011 All American Futurity and that will be the purse of the 2012 running.
The 2013 Rainbow Futurity will reach the $1-million mark and become the second million-dollar futurity at Ruidoso Downs and the third million-dollar race at the track, joining the All American Futurity and the All American Derby.
The 2013 Ruidoso Futurity purse of $750,000 will also set an all-time record for the 350-yard dash. It will surpass the $600,000 that will be offered this June in the Ruidoso Futurity.
For the single $200 payment for a foal of 2011 by January 15, that foal will be nominated to three 2013 Grade 1 futurities with purses totaling $4.35-milllion and their 2014 derby counterparts with combined purses projected to reach the $2.65-million level. Added to those sums is the $4-million bonus to be paid if a horse sweeps the three Grade 1 futurities.
Nominators maintain eligibility to all of the races with sustaining payments on March 15 and June 15. Then owners may select individual futurities and their corresponding derbies.
For further information, contact Annelle Reynolds at (575) 378-7224. Go to www.raceruidoso.com to download the 2013 Triple Crown nomination form (click on link at bottom of front page).
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