06/04/2005 12:00AM

Black Ruby scores 70th victory


WINNEMUCCA, Nev. - Black Ruby, the 13-year-old champion racing mule, won the 70th race of her legendary career, beating Sarah Nelson and Smoking Joe in a three-way photo at 400 yards at the Humboldt County Fair on Saturday, coming from behind in the final 50 yards to capture the race in 23.41 seconds under Eddie Howard.