05/20/2014 1:55PM

Ruidoso meet quick from the gate


Ruidoso Downs will plunge right into its 61-date meet Thursday, with the first of two cards of trials for the Grade 1, $700,000 Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity, jockey G.R. Carter on the verge of making history, and the riding comeback of Joe Badilla Jr. The mixed meet that builds momentum all summer long continues through Sept. 1 and concludes with the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity for Quarter Horses.