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                                         RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Ruidoso Overnight QH Stakes
Javier M. Chavez’s Big Crush BB extended
From eight crops, Big Daddy Cartel has his win streak to four races with his clear
sired the earners of more than $18.8 million, two-length victory in a September 2, $75,000
including multiple graded stakes winner and
the stallion has won seven of 19 starts and has earned $247,460, of which $162,000 has been pocketed from six outs.
Fly On Down finished second and was followed by Jesses Dinero, Dragon On Ice, First Flashin, Classy Moon, Diezs Daylight, Bonita Perla Gris, and RC Corona King.
A $7,000 yearling purchase at the 2019 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Fly On Down races for Dalia F. Aranda. The 5-year-old son of One Famous Eagle stallion One Handsome Man has won six of 26 starts and has banked $280,125, and the stallion’s two stakes victories include a division of the Jimmy Drake Stakes on April 28.
Jesses Dinero is a 4-year-old son of champion First Moonflash racing for L O S LLC. The sorrel 4-year-old gelding has won three of 20 outs, and the $7,500 third-place share of the purse bumped his earnings to $110,027.
Ancient Land, the 7-5 favorite, finished third, four lengths behind Spinning Black. Warriors Mark, Color Me Gone, and Comet Causey completed the order of finish.
I Think I’m Here earned the $15,000 runner-up share of the purse for his owner, Charles Dunleavy III. A homebred 4-year- old son of the Bernardini stallion Marking, the chestnut gelding has won four of 14 races and has banked $207,736, and his race record includes a 1 3/4-length victory in the March 26, $120,000 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) at Sunland Park.
Ancient Land is a 6-year-old son of the Thunderello stallion Monterey Jazz racing
for Martin Riley, D. Carroll, C. Scott, and J. Howard. An $18,000 yearling purchase at the 2018 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, the gelding has earned $286,979 from 24 starts, and his resume includes a 1 1/4-length win in the 2019 Steve Prather Stakes (R) at Zia Park.
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overnight stakes for New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses at Ruidoso Downs.
Ridden by Jacobo Enrique-Navarro and sent to post as the 4-5 favorite in a field of nine, Big Crush BB covered 400 yards in :19.434. Jose Ignacio DeHerrera prepped the 4-year-
old son of Big Daddy Cartel, who earned a 99 speed index and the $45,000 winner’s share of the purse.
Big Crush BB was bred by Ralph Vincent and Beverly Bourguet of Albuquerque. The gray stallion’s sire, Big Daddy Cartel, is a winning 14-year-old son of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. Racing at Ruidoso Downs in 2011, Big Daddy Cartel banked $121,800 from five starts, and he was a finalist in the Grade 1 All American and Rainbow futurities.
2017 All American Futurity (G1) runner-up Bigg Daddy, and multiple graded stakes winner Cat Daddys Lil Girl. The stallion is owned
by and stands for $7,000 at Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico.
Big Crush BB is out of Eagles First Down, an unraced 13-year-old daughter of 2008 AQHA champion 3-year-old colt One Famous Eagle. The stallion traces back to his third dam, Folsanon,
a winning daughter of Fol’s Native and a finalist in the 1989 Shebester (G2) and Oklahoma (G3) futurities at Blue Ribbon Downs.
Big Crush BB’s win streak includes victories in a division of the 400-yard, $100,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park, and the June 4, $45,000 Jess Burner Stakes (R) and July 22, 400-yard Zia Stakes (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs. Raced exclusively in New Mexico,
Ruidoso Overnight Stakes SPINNING BLACK
Spinning Black, a 13-1 longshot in a field
Fischer III’s El Rancho Go Broko at Los Lunas, of six New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds, won a
New Mexico.
$75,000 overnight stakes at Ruidoso Downs on
Spinning Black is one of two starters produced September 3.
by Clear Creek Canyon, a winning Kentucky- Owned and trained by Arturo Chavez,
bred daughter of Johannesburg. His second dam,
Spinning Black covered 7 1/2 furlongs in 1:34.28, and his margin of victory was two lengths from I Think I’m Here. Enrique Gomez rode the 6-year-old black gelding.
Spinning Black was bred by Michael Fuhs and Jeanne Fuhs. The gelding is one
of eight winners from 14 starters sired by Spinning Touch, a multiple- stakes winning son of the Hennessy stallion Touchdown KY. Racing from 2009-14, the stallion earned $228,892 from 49 starts, and his four stakes wins included the 2011 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) at Sunland Park.
Spinning Touch has sired the earners of more than $456,000 from five crops. The stallion is owned by and stands at William F.
the winning Seeking The Gold mare Clearwater, foaled four winners from six starters.
Spinning Black traces back to his third dam, Augusta Springs, a winning daughter
of the Northern Dancer stallion Nijinsky II who ran third in the 1993 Valley View Stakes at Keeneland. Augusta Springs produced Buffythecenterfold, a half sister to Clearwater who won three graded stakes in California from 2002-03.
Spinning Black was coming off of a third- place finish in the 7 1/2-furlong, $50,000 Land of Enchantment Stakes (R) on July 22. All told, the gelding has won five of 36 races and has banked $164,574, of which $92,935 has been pocketed from 10 starts this season.
 Big Daddy Cartel
 Corona Cartel
 Miss Racy Eyes
 Eagles First Down
 One Famous Eagle
  Spinning Touch
 Touchdown Ky
 Shimmering Sand
 Clear Creek Canyon
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