07/28/2008 12:00AM

Consecutive win bid rained out


Peppers Pride's bid for history will have to wait.

Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico was forced to cancel its entire card on Sunday after being hit with seven inches of rain as part of the Hurricane Dolly storm system. Peppers Pride was to have run in the $55,000 Lincoln Handicap, a race in which she was attempting to win her 17th straight race and set a modern record for consecutive wins by a Thoroughbred. Her next start is to be determined, said her trainer, Joel Marr.

"I'm not making any plans today," he said Sunday.

Ruidoso had scheduled 10 stakes worth a cumulative $1 million for Sunday, and those races will be brought back for Saturday, according to Robbie Junk, the racing secretary at Ruidoso.

Marr said the next stakes option for Peppers Pride on the New Mexico calendar is the $50,000 Carlos Salazar for statebred fillies and mares at The Downs at Albuquerque on Aug. 17.

Peppers Pride is undefeated, and has earned $861,665 for her owner and breeder, Joe Allen.