Shannon Ritter loves horses, loves to work hard and has plenty of respect from those close to her.
On Sunday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, the
45-year-old trainer won her biggest race of her career when her up and
coming 3-year-old, Endorsement roared to a win in the 8th running of
the one and 1/8th mile Sunland Derby.
The race was worth $400,000 to the winner.
"I'm a hands on type of trainer, this is a great feeling to win this race," said Ritter, who hails from St. Paul, Minn.