JM Miracle Named RUI Horse of Meet
Ruidoso names its meet winners.
September 4, 2014
J&M Racing and Farms’ JM Miracle won more than the $1.3 million he took for winning the $2.6 million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. The 2-year-old gelding was honored as horse of the meet.
JM Miracle won the 440-yard All American Futurity by one-half lengths to push his career earnings from six starts, all at Ruidoso Downs this summer, to $1,462,000. He was also second in the $700,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1).
A son of Volcom, JM Miracle will now be turned out and pointed toward next summer's to Ruidoso Downs for the $875,000-est. Ruidoso Derby, $1 million-est. Rainbow Derby and the $2.2 million-est. All American Derby, according to his connections.
The other Quarter Horse winners for the season were All American Derby winner Too Flash For You (3-year-old), two-time stakes winner Jody Pops Zoomer (older horse), Zia Futurity (RG1) winner Girlonthego (2-year-old New Mexico-bred), Zia Derby winner Mighty Moonflash (3-year-old New Mexico-bred) and the 10-year-old Zia Handicap winner Miracle Snow (older New Mexico-bred).
Jockey G.R. Carter Jr. doubled the wins of his nearest rival to stand out among the jockeys and trainers winning titles during the Ruidoso Downs summer season that concluded on Labor Day.
Carter ride 40 winners while runner-up Sergio Becerra Jr. reached the winner’s circle 20 times.
It has been a memorable summer for Carter. On May 22, the second day of the meet, he set an all-time Quarter Horse win record for a jockey when Tempting Destiny gave him his 3,732nd career win in the Ruidoso Futurity trials. On closing day, Carter rode Tempting Destiny in the All American Futurity. He scored two stakes wins aboard Jody Pops Zoomer in the Grade 3 Higheasterjet and Mr Jet Moore handicaps and also won the Ruidoso Juvenile. He recorded seven wins during the first of two days of trials to the All American Futurity and those seven wins included four of the five horses who qualified for the All American Futurity that day.
Mike Joiner won the Quarter Horse training title. Joiner sent out 25 winners to finish six wins ahead of Paul Jones and Toby Keeton. He won the Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge with Kansas Morning, The Bye Bye JJ with Stone Cold Diamond, the All American Gold Cup with DM Streakn Thru Fire and the First Down Dash with Catch Billy The Kid.
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