close to $5 million on the line, TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, will be
on-site at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, to present exclusive, live coverage of
the two richest events in quarter horse racing, Monday’s Grade I, $2.4 million
All American Futurity, and Sunday’s Grade I, $2.3 million All American Derby.
Each contested at 440 yards, the Futurity
and Derby showcase the sport’s fastest two and three-year-olds, respectively.
TVG will be on air Monday from Ruidoso
beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET, with coverage of the Futurity kicking off at 6:00
p.m. ET. The race will also be seen on Prime Ticket, Fox Sports San Diego, Sun
Sports, MSG+ and Altitude. Sunday’s coverage of the Derby is scheduled for
6:00-8:00 p.m. ET. Both telecasts air in partnership with the AQHA.
Hosting both programs will be Todd
Schrupp, joined by analysts Mike Joyce, Dave Weaver and Ed Burgart, “the voice
of quarter horse racing,” who will also call both events.
“Premier quarter horse racing is an
important component of our broadcast schedule,” said Tony Allevato, TVG
executive vice president, “and these two events rank among the sport’s most
weekend’s key storylines will be the fortunes of trainer John Stinebaugh, who
will saddle three horses in the All American Futurity, including the two
fastest qualifiers, PJ Chick in Black
and Krash Cartel, as well as Just Wanna Corona. In the All American
Derby all eyes will be on Ochoa,
winner of last year’s All American Futurity, who, with a win, will become the
sport’s all-time leading money earner.
In addition to
Stinebaugh’s threesome, the field for the All American Futurity will include Aha Moment, BP Cartels Alibi, Jess A
Zoomin, Mr. Perry Cartel, Native Tea Rose, One Dashing Eagle and Sudden
Only the sixth
fastest qualifier, Ochoa will have his work cut out in the All American Derby,
where the fastest qualifier was one of two Eddie Willis’ trainees, BPs Jumpin Frisco. Willis also will
also start A Toss Up in the race.
Rounding out the field will be Bills
Last, Eyein This Feature, Hez Our Secret, Jess Featureme Quick, Linda
Tee Fire, Lotta Love For Robyn
and Testing The Ice.
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