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Ruidoso Derby(G1) Recap - Episode5 (VIDEO)
Three-time Grade 1 winner KJ Desparado returns after winning Saturday's $850,000 Ruidoso QH Derby(G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

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Ruidoso Derby(G1) Recap - Episode5 (VIDEO)

RUIDOSO, NM–JUNE 11, 2020–StallioneSearch.com continues its webcast coverage of the 2022 Ruidoso QH Futurity(G1) and Ruidoso QH Derby(G1) weekend with episode 4, the second preview of the Ruidoso Futurity.

On this episode, StallioneSearch was on hand to capture the running of the 2022 edition of the Grade 1 $850,000 Ruidoso QH Derby at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. 

Ten 3-year-olds contested the 400-yard event with a field that included Ruben Mares and John and Wanda Lee's All American Futurity(G1) winner KJ Desparado who handily scored his third Grade 1 career win.

The $280,990 Ruidoso QH Derby winner's purse boosted the son of leading sire Apollitical Jess' lifetime earnings total nearly $2.4 million.

CLICK THE ARROW below to play Episode 5 – Ruidoso Derby(G1) Recap.


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The Ruidoso Futurity(G1) weekend coverage from Ruidoso, New Mexico on StallioneSearch.com is sponsored entirely by the 2023 stallion roster of Spring Hill Farms in Kaplan, Louisiana.

The 2023 stallion roster includes G3 winner Eagle Deluxe, multi-stakes sire Fast Prize Jordan, RG1 futurity winner Louisiana Jambalaya, multiple-RG1 winning-millionaire San Lorenzo and RG2 Mardi Gras Futurity winner El Camino Cl (new for 2023).