Stel Corona Colt Tops John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge Qualifiers

Runningallnight is the fastest qualifier to the July 29, $59,850 final.

Q-Racing Journal

Dalia F. Aranda's Runningallnight, a California-bred son of Stel Corona, won the fourth of six John Deere Juvenile Challenge trials at Ruidoso Downs on Friday. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Runningallnight, a gray son of Stel Corona owned by Dalia F. Aranda, is the fastest qualifier to the July 29, $59,850 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge Stakes (G3) at Ruidoso Downs.

Competing in the fourth of six 350-yard trials on Friday, Runningallnight defeated second-fastest qualifier Feature Me Gorgeous by a neck in :17.735. Raul Herrera rode the colt for trainer Jose Luis Galvan.

Runningallnight was bred in California by Martha "Mimi" Wells. He made his debut with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/2-length victory as the 4-5 favorite in a 350-yard, $10,000 maiden-special-weight dash at SunRay Park on June 4.

The winner of the final will earn a berth in the October 14, $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Prairie Meadows.

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