08/20/2016 9:19PM

Coronas First Diva, Imperial Eagle top qualifiers for All American Futurity


The later trials produced the fastest qualifying times for the Grade 1, $3 million All American Futurity during two days of heats Friday and Saturday at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. There were a total of 30 trials conducted, and the horses with the five fastest times from each card locked up the 10 spots in the gate for the All American. The finale will be run on Labor Day.

The filly Coronas First Diva was the fastest qualifier during the second day of trials Saturday, when she covered 440 yards in 21.50 seconds during the 14th of 15 trials on the card. The gelding Imperial Eagle was the fastest qualifier during the first day of trials, covering 440 yards in 21.49 seconds in the 15th and final race on the card Friday.

The horses with the five fastest times Saturday, according to Ruidoso, were Coronas First Diva, 21.50 seconds; One Hot Habit, 21.64; One Famous Beau, 21.66; Apollitical Chad, 21.68; and Gamey Tee Cos, 21.68.

The horses with the five fastest times Friday were Imperial Eagle, 21.49 seconds; The Marfa Lights, 21.51; Magical Jess, 21.61; Koolnfamous, 21.64; and Volcoms Lady, 21.70.  

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A Revenant, the top ranked 2-year-old Quarter Horse on the heels of his win in last month's Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity, was scratched from his trial Friday. 

Ruidoso on Sunday will put on 13 trials for the Grade 1, $2.4 million All American Derby. The program has drawn champion Jess Good Candy, who is seeking to improve his record to 8 for  8.

Roel Benavides More than 1 year ago
Was an autopsy ordered for Gamey Tee Cos? Was his death due to a drug overdose?
Eleanor Sniegowski More than 1 year ago
2 great days of racing with 1 more to go.Every quarter horse fan should make an effort to get to Ruidoso once to see it.