All American Appeals Denied

Two All American horses' DQ appeals are denied.

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Exquisite Stride was the fastest qualifier to the All American Futurity.

The New Mexico Horse Racing Commission upheld two disqualifications from the All American trials during a meeting on Thursday.

In the 14th race on August 14, Moonstruck Love, a First Moonflash gelding owned by Jose Luis Ozuna and trained by Paul Jones, finished second with a time of :21.446, which would have been fast enough to qualify for the $2.6 million All American final on Day 1. The track stewards disqualified the gelding and placed him seventh for lugging out from the inside rail. His new time awarded was a :22.045.

After reviewing the tape, Jones filed an appeal because he did not think Moonstruck Love impeded any other horse in the race.

In the sixth race on August 15, You N Me, a Mr Jess Perry filly owned by 21 Partnership and trained by Gene Burden, finished first with a time of :21.438, which would have been fast enough to qualify for the $2.6 million All American final on Day 2. The track stewards disqualified the filly and placed her seventh for lugging out from the five-hole. Her new time awarded was a :22.211. Takiana Romanova B was also disqualified from third to eighth in this trial.

After reviewing the tape, Burden filed an appeal because he did not think You N Me impeded any other horse in the race.

In both cases the appeals were denied and the All American Futurity final gate will stand as is.

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