Ruidoso Derby (G1) Recap(VIDEO)
Ruidoso QH Derby winning trainer M. Heath Taylor (left) and owner-breeder Sammy Valeriano of Valeriano Racing Stables, LLC at Ruidoso Downs Saturday.

StalioneSearch / Greg Thompson
Ruidoso Derby (G1) Recap(VIDEO)

by Greg Thompson,

RUIDOSO, NM–JUNE 8, 2024– continues its webcast coverage of the 2024 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) and Ruidoso Derby (G1) weekend on with the recap of the 2024 $832,707 Ruidoso Derby(G1) from Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico.

In this episode, StallioneSearch was on-hand to capture the running of the 400-yard, Grade 1 Ruidiso QH Derby, and conducted interviews with winning trainer M. Heath Taylor, winning jockey Francisco Calderon, and winning owner/breeder Sammy Valeriano of Valeriano Racing Stables, LLC.

The victory was The Marksman V's second win from two starts in 2024 after finishing third in 2023 in the Texas Classic Juvenile Invitational.  The three-time winner now has $382,468 in career earnings after cashing in the $349,737 winner's share of the purse.Click the arrow below to view the first episode of the Ruidoso Derby (G1) preview.

Click the arrow below to view the recap from of the Ruidoso Derby (G1) finals.

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The Ruidoso Futurity and Derby (G1) weekend of coverage from Ruidoso, NM, on is sponsored entirely by the leading first-crop sire for 2024 Uncle D, who stands at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity (G1) winning son of Corona Cartel became a Grade 1 sire in 2024 as Heavens Uncle was victorious in the 2024 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity (RG1) at Remington Park. The leading freshman sire also has another graded-stakes winner from his first crop to race, Anna Belle, who scored a victory in the 2024 FL Lady Bug (G3) stakes at Remington Park.