Stage Set for Grade 1, $3-Million All American Futurity

Ten 2-year-olds will vie for the $1.5-million winner's share of the richest purse in Quarter Horse racing.

Q-Racing Journal

Bigg Daddy, the fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 2-year-olds in Monday's 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Ten 2-year-olds, headed by graded stakes winners Bigg Daddy and Uptown Dynasty, will sprint for the winner's share of a $3-million purse in Monday's Grade 1, 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

American Quarter Horse racing's richest and most prestigious race, the All American Futurity has a scheduled post time of 5:18 p.m. (MDT). Television coverage will be provided by RIDE-TV (Dish channel 248), hosted by Tom Dawson and Dave Appleton, and KASA-TV, Channel 2, in Albuquerque, hosted by Chad Brummett and Kristen Currie. The KASA telecast will also be aired on KLBK-TV in Lubbock, KTSM-TV in El Paso, and KCIT-TV in Amarillo.

Bigg Daddy, the fastest overall qualifier from two days of trials, is coming off of a clear 2 3/4-length victory as the 2-5 favorite in the seventh trial on August 19. A $25,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the New Mexico-bred son of Big Daddy Cartel and 2009 AQHA champion 3-year-old filly Alice K White has earned $211,418 from seven races, and his four wins include a three-quarter length score in the 400-yard, $371,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs on July 30.

Bigg Daddy drew post 7 and will be ridden by G.R. Carter Jr.

Uptown Dynasty races for Melvin Neugebauer of Manzanola, Colorado, who purchased the bay Mr Jess Perry gelding for $65,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. The 5-2 morning-line favorite, Uptown Dynasty has won four of six outs, including the 350-yard, $800,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) in a dead heat with Eagle Jazz on June 11, and he has banked $487,800.

Uptown Dynasty drew post 5 and will be ridden by Cipriano Vidana for trainer Wes Giles.

Bobby D. Cox's Hawkeye, the only undefeated horse in the race, drew post 8 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo for trainer Jimmy Padgett. The homebred One Dashing Eagle colt has won all three of his outs and has earned $8,650, and he will be seeking his first stakes victory on Monday.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Mr Secret Glory (Ricky Ramirez), 15-1
Dash For Stone (Roberto Valero), 30-1
Believe Me Irene (Jose Luis Enriquez), 20-1
Hes Limitless (Agustin Silva), 10-1
Uptown Dynasty (Cipriano Vidana), 5-2
Fly Baby Fly (Jose A. Alvarez), 5-1
Bigg Daddy (G.R. Carter Jr.), 9-2
Hawkeye (Rodrigo Vallejo), 7-2
Hotstepper (Cody Jensen), 8-1
Shakem Bye Perry (Omar Reyes), 15-1

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