05/26/2017 3:45PM

Champion Quarter Horse Imperial Eagle in trials for Ruidoso Derby

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Imperial Eagle, the champion who won last year’s $3 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, will launch his season Sunday in trial races at the New Mexico track. He is set to start in the fourth race, which is one of 12 trials being held for the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby.

Imperial Eagle has won stakes in his last two starts, taking the Grade 1 Southwest Juvenile Championship at Zia and the Sunland Winter Juvenile at Sunland Park. Both stakes were in December.

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