Mr Jess Perry Colt Leads the Way in Ruidoso Training Race Action
Jest Famous ran past his competition on Tuesday.
May 7, 2018
Edited press release
La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC’s Jest Famous, a $200,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase, raced to the fastest time on the second of three days of 300-yard training races on Tuesday at Ruidoso Downs.
A Louisiana-bred son of Mr Jess Perry and the winning Corona Cartel mare Famous Corona Lady, Jest Famous scored a one-length win in :16.038. Ricky Ramirez rode the sorrel colt.
Holmes Racing Stables’ PJ Splash Of Joy, a half-sister to champion and 2016 All American Futurity (G1) winner Imperial Eagle, recorded the second-fastest time of :16.070 when she won her training race by a neck over Pricey Girl, who was clocked with the third-fastest time of :16.075. A daughter of champion First Moonflash, PJ Splash Of Joy was ridden by Manuel Guiterrez for trainer John Mark Cooper.
Pricey Girl, a daughter of champion Fdd Dynasty owned by Paul Blanchard and Billy G. Smith, had Felipe Garcia-Luna in the saddle for trainer Mike Joiner.
There were 14 training races at 300 yards on Tuesday, and they will be followed by a third day of schooling races on Wednesday, starting at 8:30 a.m. (MDT). The races are open to the public, and admission is free. The participants in these races are primarily 2-year-olds pointing to the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trials on May 25-26, the first two days of the Ruidoso Downs racing season.
Click here for videos of Tuesday's training races. Click here for a complete list of times from Tuesday's schooling races.
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