2017 All American Triple Crown Nominations Due January 15
The $250 payment makes foals of 2015 eligible for Ruidoso Downs' three Grade 1 futurities.
January 5, 2016
The initial payment of $250 for foals of 2015 to be nominated to the 2017 All American Triple Crown at Ruidoso Downs is due on January 15.
The total money offered in the program, including the $4 million All American Triple Crown Bonus, is estimated at $14.7 million.
That $250 payment makes the foal of 2015 eligible to the 2017 runnings of the Grade 1, $3 million All American Futurity; the Grade 1, $1 million Rainbow Futurity and the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ruidoso Futurity. Those foals may also remain eligible to the three Grade 1 derbies at Ruidoso Downs in 2018. They are the $2.4 million (est.) All American Derby, $1.3 million (est.) Rainbow Derby and the $1 million (est.) Ruidoso Derby.
Thus, for the $250 nomination payment a foal of 2015 starts the eligibility process for six races estimated to be worth at least $1 million.
The foals of 2015 are also nominated to races for horses that do not make the finals of the Grade 1 stakes. The All American Juvenile will have a $500,000 purse (an increase from $200,000 in 2016), the Rainbow Juvenile carries a $100,000 purse and the Ruidoso Juvenile offers a $100,000 purse.
When the foals of 2015 are 3-year-olds in 2018 they may be eligible for three $100,000 races – the Mr Jess Perry, the Corona Cartel and the First Down Dash. The Mr Jess Perry is for horses that did not qualify for the Ruidoso Derby, the Corona Cartel is for horses that did not qualify for the Rainbow Derby and the First Down Dash is for horses that did not qualify for the All American Derby.
If any horse sweeps the Ruidoso Futurity, Rainbow Futurity and the All American Futurity then that horse’s connections earn the $4 million All American Triple Crown Bonus.
The All American Futurity offers more money than any American Quarter Horse and carries the highest purse of any 2-year-old race in the world.
To download the nomination form for 2015 foals to gain eligibility, go to https://www.raceruidoso.com/nominationforms/ and then click on 2017 Triple Crown Futurity. Read the nomination form for in-depth information.
For additional information, contact nominations secretary Annelle Reynolds at (575) 378.7224.
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