Q-Racing Blog: Quiz Time

Test your All American knowledge.

Test your All American knowledge.

Labor Day weekend is on the horizon and that means just one thing: It’s All American time. The $3-million All American Futurity (G1) is on Labor Day and the $1.3-million All American Derby (G1) will be contested on Sunday, September 3.

While you’re enjoying the trials and the race prep, let’s have some fun by looking back with an All American Futurity trivia quiz. It’s all about fun, so there is no grade. If you know the answer, that’s great. If not, you’ll learn something. It’s all good.

Plus, you can cheat. All the questions – and therefore answers – come from the All American Futurity media guide that is on the Ruidoso Downs website (www.raceruidoso.com), the March Quarter Racing Journal or through a Google search.

We’ll start with a few layups.

1. What horse won the first All American Futurity in 1959?

a) Hustling Man
b) Jet Deck
c) Galobar
d) Go Man Go

2. What trainer holds the record for All American Futurity wins?

a) Bubba Cascio
b) Jack Brooks
c) Newt Keck
d) Paul Jones

3. What jockey holds the record for All American Futurity wins?

a) Jerry Nicodemus
b) Kenny Hart
c) G.R. Carter Jr.
d) Jacky Martin

4. In what year did the All American Futurity purse reach $3 million?

a) 2005
b) 2010
c) 2012
d) 2015

5. What is the winner’s share of the $3-million purse?

a) $1.5 million
b) $1 million
c) $1.35 million
d) $2 million

6. What All American Futurity winner earned the most championship titles throughout his or her career?

a) Refrigerator
b) Goetta
c) Mr Master Bug
d) Ochoa

7. What horse holds the record for the largest winning margin in the All American Futurity?

a) Easy Jet
b) Special Effort
c) Refrigerator
d) DM Shicago

8. Which one of these horses was both the fastest qualifier and the 440-yard All American Futurity winner?

a) Tiny’s Gay
b) Streakin Six
c) Heartswideopen
d) Mighty Deck Three

9. What horse was the 1978 film Casey’s Shadow based upon? (Hint: The horse the movie was based upon did not win the All American Futurity.)

a) Come Six
b) Rocket’s Magic
c) Town Policy
d) Lady Bug’s Moon

10. What trainer won three of the first five runnings of the All American Futurity?

a) Newt Keck
b) Earl Holmes
c) Walter Merrick
d) Ted Wells Jr.