Ruidoso Downs Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees

The 2018 class will be inducted at the track in June.

Edited press release

Jockey Cody Jensen is among the 2018 Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame inductees.

Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 class.

Owner/breeder Carl Pevehouse, trainer Jaime Gomez, jockey Cody Jensen, and racing champion One Famous Eagle will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held at the track in June. Also, Lowell Neumayer, general manager of the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company, will be presented with a special achievement award.

Pevehouse, who died in 2014, will be remembered as the breeder and owner of horses with “Candy” in their names. He built a reputation for breeding the highest quality horses with a limited number of mares. His horses were his passion.

A native of Oklahoma, Pevehouse bred 2015 champion two-year-old and Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity winner Jess Good Candy. The son of Good Reason SA was undefeated from eight starts and earned $2,014,703.

Other prominent racehorses bred by Pevehouse included Grade 1 winners Send Me The Candy, Send Me A Candy Tree and This Candys Red Hot.

Gomez is based at Los Alamitos Racecourse in California, and horses he has trained have won 89 stakes, topped by 36 Grade 1 victories. He has won virtually every major stakes race at Los Alamitos, including the 2017 Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1) with J Fire Up, last year's $956,500 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) with Chazaq, and the 2008 Champion of Champions (G1) with Jess You And I.

A two-time AQHA champion jockey, Jensen has ridden the earners of $37,663,824 from 9,714 Quarter Horse mounts during his career which began in 1993. At Ruidoso Downs, he has won the All American Futurty twice, the Rainbow Derby (G1) four times, and the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) twice. Jensen also has scored Grade 1 wins at Los Alamitos, Remington Park, Sunland Park and Lone Star Park.

One Famous Eagle was the sport's champion 3-year-old colt in 2008. He won seven of 11 starts and earned $1.3 million for owners Burnett Ranches Ltd. and Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, who also bred the son of Mr Jess Perry.

One Famous Eagle won the 2007 Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity and the '08 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) and Golden State Derby (G1). Now owned by a syndicate, One Famous Eagle stands at the 6666 Ranch near Guthrie, Texas, and he has sired four champions, topped by '12 world champion One Dashing Eagle, and 2017 All American Futurity winner Fly Baby Fly.

Neumayer is honored for his long service and building one of Quarter Horse racing's elite sales, the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. In 1989, his first year at the helm, the Select Sale grossed $1.7 million. By contrast, last year's Select Sale and New Mexico-Bred Sale combined to gross $20 million and included the first in-utero sale.

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