Mr Jess Perry Colt Leads the Way in Ruidoso Training Race Action

Jest Famous ran past his competition on Tuesday.

Edited press release

Fourteen 300-yard training races were contested at Ruidoso Downs on Tuesday.

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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