Distant Fury Sets Track Record at Ruidoso
Filly blazes 350 yards in :14.938 in 2013 debut.
July 26, 2013
Billy Smith’s Distant Fury made an impressive 2013 debut when she raced 300 yards in :14.938 to set a new track record while winning the Don Farris Memorial on Friday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.
The previous track record of :14.999 was set by Jesiacountrychick a year ago on July 29.
Distant Fury, a daughter of FDD Dynasty, was a little tardy at the start but quickly rallied under G.R. Carter Jr. to get the neck win over Charles Jay. It was one-half length back to Coleypso and Block N Tackle, who finished in a dead heat.
From the Mike Joiner barn, Distant Fury qualified for last summer’s Grade 1, $700,000 Rainbow Futurity.
Distant Fury is headed to the trials to the Grade 1, $2.8 million (est.) All American Derby on August 17, according to Smith. The 440-yard All American Derby on September 1 will sport the largest purse in Quarter Horse racing history.
Racing runs on a Friday through Monday schedule at Ruidoso Downs with a 1 p.m. first post time. There is always free parking and free general admission.
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