Saturday, September 8, 2012

One Dashing Eagle

Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, high in the cool Sierra Blanca Mountains,  has long been the site of the richest race in North America for two-year old horses of any breed, the All-American Futurity for registered American Quarterhorses.  A pot of $2.4 million was the lure for the qualifiers in 26 preliminary heats leading up to the fifty-third running of the big race on Labor Day, a 440 yard dash that took only 21.23 seconds for One Dashing Eagle to complete.

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