11/30/2009 12:00AM

Another Grade 1 for Running Brook Gal


Runnning Brook Gal, who is the nation's top-ranked 2-year-old Quarter Horse, closed out her big year with a half-length win over First Prize Leesa in the Grade 1, $305,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship at Zia Park on Sunday.

Runnning Brook Gal ($4.20) broke well in the Southwest Juvenile and was prominent throughout as she covered 440 yards in 21.23 seconds. Paul Jones trains the filly for A&C Racing and Roping. She was ridden by Ramon Sanchez.

Runnning Brook Gal won the Grade 1, $1.9 million All American Futurity in September. Jones said plans are to give Runnning Brook Gal some time off and return to the races next year. The Southwest Juvenile is an annual invitational put on by Zia.