Born To B Bad Wins John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge

The homebred gelding scores his first stakes victory Saturday at Ruidoso Downs.

Q-Racing Journal

Born To B Bad, a gelded son of Freighttrain B, scored a neck victory in Saturday's 350-yard John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Born To B Bad, a gelded son of Freighttrain B owned by Melissa Slayton and Cody Bowling, scored his first stakes win in Saturday's Grade 3 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Ruidoso Downs.

Ridden by Adrian Ramos for trainer Tammy Johnson, Born To B Bad covered 350 yards in :17.631, and his winning margin was a neck from 5-2 favorite and fastest qualifier Feature Moonflash. In addition to earning the $30,033 winner's share of a $63,900 purse, the gelding landed a starting berth in the October 29, $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos.

Born To B Bad was bred in Texas by Slayton and N.R. Stevenson. The fifth-fastest qualifier, he was coming off of a second-place finish in his trial on July 15.

Born To B Bad has been raced in Oklahoma and New Mexico. He has won two of his five starts and has banked $36,732.

Tac It To The Moon, Gustafame, Stella Lou, Caydence, Groupie James, Tsunamii and The Crusador completed the order of finish. Tenth-fastest qualifier Forty Carat Eagle was scratched.

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