This year’s All American Derby is quarter horse racing’s all-time richest race for three-year-old and older runners. The only race with a higher purse is the $2.4 million All American Futurity on Labor Day. The All American Futurity also boasts the largest purse for any two-year-old race in North America, regardless of breed.
If the 2012 All American Derby reaches $2.5 million then it would still be the second-richest quarter horse race because the 2013 running of the All American Futurity will have a $2.6 million purse.
Also next summer, the Rainbow Futurity will offer a million-dollar purse for the first time and become the third seven-figure race during the Ruidoso Downs’ season that runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day each summer.
“We want to thank the horsemen for their incredible support of racing here at Ruidoso Downs,” said Ruidoso Downs’ CEO R.D. Hubbard. “We are honored to be stewards of these classic races and will always strive for their continued growth.”