Go Man Go Memorial Dedicated at Ruidoso Downs

The track's winner's circle has been named in honor of the three-time world champion.

Press release

Ruidoso Downs' Go Man Go Memorial was dedicated at the track on Sunday. From left, Harriett Peckham's daughters Mary Lou Cozean, Betty Ann Booth, Harriett Geick, and Joann House, with former Buena Suerte Ranch manager Dr. Leonard Blach and Ruidoso Downs president and general manager Shaun Hubbard. PHOTO: Ty Wyant

The gravesite memorial to three-time world champion Go Man Go was dedicated prior to the start of Sunday's live racing program at Ruidoso Downs.

Foaled iin 1953, Go Man Go was the first three-time world champion, as the Top Deck (TB) stallion earnd the crown from 1955-57. He also was the first 2-year-old world champion, and he set world records at 350 and 440 yards. He also won 17 stakes.

Later, Go Man Go added to his legendary status as the sire of seven champions, 83 stakes winners and two All American Futurity winners. He has been inducted into the Ruidoso Downs’ Racehorse Hall of Fame and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. His stud fee reached as high as $10,000.

Go Man Go died in 1983 and spend the final years of his stud career at Harriett Peckham’s Buena Suerte Ranch east of Roswell, New Mexico. Peckham was called “the queen of quarter horse racing.” Her daughters and family traveled from Houston to attend Sunday's dedication. Also at the dedication were former Buena Suerte Ranch veterinarian and general manager Dr. Leonard Blach and his family, and Ruidoso Downs' president and general manager Shaun Hubbard.

“We are honored to have the memorial for this legendary horse at the iconic Ruidoso Downs," Hubbard said.. "He scored many of his most important wins here. We want to especially thank the Peckham family and Dr. Blach for helping make this happen. It’s tremendous.”

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