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Ruidoso Derby Supplementals Due Feb 1

Ruidoso Derby Supplementals Due February 1.

January 20, 2012

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The final supplemental opportunity before the trial-entry supplemental payment for this summer’s runnings of the Grade 1, $2.3 million-est. All American Derby, the Grade 1, $1 million-est. Rainbow Derby and the Grade 1, $750,000-est. Ruidoso Derby is on February 1.

Each of three Grade 1 derbies is on pace to have an all-time record purse and the All American Derby could offer the highest derby purse, regardless of breed, in North America. The All American Derby already has more than $1.7 million deposited in its account and is expected to surpass the $2 million purse of the Kentucky Derby. The 440-yard All American Derby will be the all-time richest race for 3-year-old or older Quarter Horses.

These iconic Grade 1 derbies are also stepping stones to championship titles. Last year, world champion Cold Cash 123 won the Rainbow Derby (G1) and champion 3-year-old colt Prospect To The Top was second in the All American Derby (G1). 

The supplemental fee for the 2012 All American Derby is $25,000, the Rainbow Derby supplemental fee is $20,000 and the Ruidoso Derby supplemental fee is $15,000.

Horses who are already eligible for these three derbies have a sustaining payment due on February 1 to maintain their eligibility. The All American Derby sustaining payment is $700, the Rainbow Derby sustaining fee is $550 and the Ruidoso Derby sustaining payment is also $550.

For further information on these races, call Annelle Reynolds at (575) 378-7224.