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Top Juveniles Prep for All American

Seven of the top 10 2-year-olds aiming for August 15-16 trials.

July 26, 2013

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Seven of the 10 juveniles ranked in the AQHA-Horseplayer.com national poll are at Ruidoso Downs to prepare for the trials to the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity.

The trials will be held on August 15-16 with the horses with the five fastest times from each day qualifying to race for the $1.3 million first-place check on Labor Day. The 440-yard All American Futurity has the largest purse of any 2-year-old race in North America, regardless of breed.

The All American prospects are top-ranked Big Biz Cartel, third-ranked Ms First Prize Rose, fourth-ranked Especially Tres, fifth-ranked WR Golden Eagle, seventh-ranked Coronado Cartel, ninth-ranked Hes Relentless and 10th-ranked Belle Helene. Hes Relentless is expected to be supplemented at a cost of $50,000 to enter the All American trials. The other horses are already eligible to compete in the trials.

Four of the prospects – Big Biz Perry, Ms First Prize Rose, Especially Tres and Belle Helene – hail from the Blane Wood barn.

Ms First Prize Rose and Coronado Cartel are full siblings. They are by Corona Cartel and out of First Carolina.

Jose Espinosa’s Big Biz Perry won the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park and has been pointing at the All American Futurity trials since that June 1 victory.

Burnett Ranches Ltd. and Johnny Trotter’s Ms First Prize Rose was a nose winner of the Grade 1, $1 million Rainbow Futurity on July 21.

Jim Pitts’ Especially Tres is undefeated from three starts with a win in the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity. In her sole Ruidoso Downs’ start, the Dashair daughter won by 3 ½ lengths and nearly broke the 350-yard track record.

Rose Webb’s homebred WR Golden Eagle won the Grade 1 West Texas Futurity and then took a Ruidoso Downs’ allowance race by 1 ¾ lengths for trainer John Stinebaugh.

Reliance Ranches’ Coronado Cartel, trained by Eddie Willis, won the $720,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity (R) and then finished second to fastest-qualifier Rocked Up in their Rainbow Futurity trial.

Now racing for R.D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope and Tom Maher, Hes Relentless was second by a head in the Heritage Place Futurity for trainer Amber Blair. The One Famous Eagle son won his Heritage Place Futurity trial by 4 ¼ lengths.

JJ Cool L LLC’s Belle Helene was a very game second to Ms First Prize Rose in the Rainbow Futurity, beaten by a nose. The Valiant Hero daughter won her Rainbow Futurity trial by two lengths.

For complete Ruidoso Downs’ information, go to www.raceruidoso.com, visit the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino Facebook page and obtain the latest news by following the Ruidoso Press Box (@RuiPressBox) on Twitter. For Rainbow Futurity/Derby and All American Futurity/Derby insights, check out allamerican-ruidoso.com.