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RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—JUNE 10, 2012—Sunland Winter Futurity third-place finisher Mr Taka B and Los Alamitos Two Million qualifier Eye On Corona meet in the second of three trials to the Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge trials on Friday afternoon.
First post time is 1 p.m. with the 400-yard trials running as the first three races. There is always free parking and free general admission at Ruidoso Downs. For further Ruidoso Downs information go to www.raceruidoso.com and follow Ruidoso Press Box (@RuiPressBox) on Twitter.
Trainer John Stinebaugh will have L. Salvador Martinez on Mr Taka B with the fourth post position.
Eye On Corona also makes his return after a layoff. In his latest start – back in December – he was the seventh-place finisher in the $2,236,000 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity at Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California. He won his maiden in his Two Million trial and also had three second-place finishes from six starts. J.E. III, D.C. and C.T. Jumonville bred the Corona Cartel colt from the Mr Eye Opener mare Louisiana Eye Opener.
Esgar Ramirez rides Eye On Corona with the sixth post position for trainer C.D. Gonzalez.