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Grade 2 Winner Painted Eclispe Draws Post 10 for Grade 1, $1-Million Ruidoso Futurity
Graded stakes winner Painted Eclispe will put his undefeated record on the line in Sunday's 1-million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

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Grade 2 Winner Painted Eclispe Draws Post 10 for Grade 1, $1-Million Ruidoso Futurity

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–JUNE 5, 2024–Painted Eclispe, a graded stakes winning Pyc Paint Your Wagon gelding, will put his undefeated record on the line in Sunday's 350-yard, $1-million Ruidoso Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

A $32,000 purchase from breeder Donald Friesen at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, Painted Eclispe is trained by Xavier Rodriguez for owners Shaun Hubbard, La Feliz Montana Ranch, and Ray Willis. The gelding has won all three of his races -- including the 300-yard, $312,000 West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park in April -- and he has earned $157,957.

Painted Eclispe is the fourth-fastest overall qualifier from 32 Ruidoso Futurity trials run May 24-25. The gelding drew post 10 and will be ridden by Luis Martinez.

The fastest overall qualifier, Triple One Ranch's Hezgothelook Z, broke his maiden with a clear 5 1/2-length victory in his trial on May 24. A $70,000 buy at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the Favorite Cartel gelding is trained by Toby Keeton.

Hezgothelook Z drew post 3 and will be ridden by Bryan Candanosa.

The Ruidoso Futurity is annually the first leg of Ruidoso Downs' All American Triple Crown. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
  1. Electrifying Cowboy (Jose L. Enriquez), 8-1
  2. TJF Flyingwithstyle (Ali Rivera), 6-1
  3. Hezgothelook Z (Bryan Candanosa), 2-1
  4. FDD Treasured Dreams (Adrian A. Ramos), 20-1
  5. Hovland (Noe Garcia Jr.), 20-1
  6. Brink Man V (Francisco Calderon), 12-1
  7. El Vencedor V (James A. Flores), 15-1
  8. Poochies Candy (Edwin Escobedo), 7-2
  9. Aguila Rapida (Ricky Ramirez), 15-1
  10. Painted Eclispe (Luis Martinez), 9-2
All Ruidoso Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.