06/06/2009 11:00PM

Time for a CIgar scores for Double Eagle


Double Eagle Farm, which co-owns Mine That Bird, might not have won the richest 3-year-old stakes for Thoroughbreds in North America on Saturday, but it did take down the biggest one for Quarter Horses.

Time for a Cigar strided out to a 1 1/2-length win in the Grade 1, $308,276 Ruidoso Quarter Horse Derby on Saturday, not long after Mine That Bird ran third as the favorite in the $1 million Belmont Stakes. Shaboomator, who also races for Double Eagle, was second in the Ruidoso Derby.

Time for a Cigar ($8.80) covered the 400 yards in 19.80 seconds. Mark Villa was aboard the winner for trainer Tony Sedillo, who also trains Shaboomator.

Brenda Beautiful, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2008, was fourth as the favorite in the Ruidoso Derby.