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PJ Chick In Black Works for New Connections

PJ Chick In Black sold, drills at Ruidoso.

July 19, 2012

Ruidoso Futurity winner and the nation’s No. 2-ranked 2-year-old turned-and-worked 220 yards in :11.51 on Thursday morning at Ruidoso Downs for her new connections.

As of Monday, the daughter of Desirio is owned by Denny Bowen, Susan Taylor with Jack and Lynne Smith. She is now trained by John Stinebaugh. Previous co-owner Fredda Draper, also her breeder, sold her share and she was trained to her two stakes wins by her husband Carl Draper, trainer of two All American Futurity (G1) winners.

PJ Chick In Black passed the $700,000 Rainbow Futurity (G1) so she could be pointed at the trials to the $2.4 million All American Futurity (G1) on August 16. The horses with the 10-fastest times from the trials qualify to race for the $1.2 million first-place check on Labor Day.

Undefeated from four starts, PJ Chick In Black is not eligible for the All American Futurity, therefore her owners will need to pay the $50,000 supplemental fee to enter the trials.

PJ Chick In Black, has earned $426,239 with wins in the $600,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) and the New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) for New Mexico-breds back in April at Sunland Park.

For further information on Ruidoso Downs racing, go to www.raceruidoso.com and your quickest news source on Ruidoso Downs racing is the Ruidoso Press Box (@RuiPressBox) on Twitter. This news of PJ Chick In Black working was tweeted within a few minutes of her drill.