09/05/2004 12:00AM

Brimmerton wins All American Derby


RUIDOSO, NM - Brimmerton ($5.80) burst from the pack midway through the Grade 1, $556,831 and went on to post a neck victory over longshot Kash for Cas at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday.

Brimmerton ran the 440 yards in a snappy :21.10, the second fastest running in the race's 31-year history and considerably better than his fifth-fastest qualifying time of :21.387.

A Texas-bred son by First Down Dash out of the Ronas Ryon mare Fitting Celebration, Brimmerton was bred by his owner Bobby D. Cox of Fort Worth.

Brimmerton earned $278,416 for the win to bring his career earnings to $517,975. Brimmerton's All American Derby win was the first for both trainer Michael Joiner and rider Juan Vasquez.

Hadtobenuts finished a neck back of Kash for Cas in third. Fastest qualifier Brookstone Bay finished a non-threatening fifth.