Sunday, July 13, 2008

45th Running of Rainbow Futurity

The 45th running of the Rainbow Futurity is next Sunday in Ruidoso. Here's a look at the quarterhorse event.

1. Fast Prize Zoom - Fastest qualifier for the 400-yard Rainbow with a time of :19.499. Broke world record in 300 yard event with :14.678 victory in West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park. Is trained by Wes Giles and ridden by G.R. Carter. Has won nearly $150,000.

2. Stolis Winner - Second fastest qualifer for this race. Trained by Heath Taylor, has won 4 of 5, including $1.1 million Heritage Place Futurity.

3. PB and Crackers - Only New Mexico bred in the race. Has won 2 of 3. Third-fastest qualifier for the race.

4. Mr Perrys Wine - Trainer is Carl Draper, who trains top older quarterhorse Heartswideopen. Mr Perrys Wine qualified fourth-fastest for this race.

5. Ravin Corona - Purchased for $105,000. Son of Corona Cartel. Trained by Wes Giles.

6. Dashazoom - Trained by Blane Wood, who trained 2005 Rainbow Futurity winner Leading Spirit. Finished fourth in the Ruidoso Futurity.

7. Winners Version - Trained by Paul Jones. A maiden through three races. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez, the second leading rider at Los Alamitos Race Course.

8. Cashinginmydreams - Trained by Blane Wood, the leading quarter horse trainer at Ruidoso Downs this season.

9. Spring Bling - Trainer is Paul Jones. Sister to champion and Grade 1 Rainbow winner Strawkins.

10. Inseperable - Trainer is Paul Jones, a half-sister to champion and All American Futurity winner A Delightful Dasher.