Whistle Stop Cafe is the favorite (3-1) to win the $3 million All-American Futurity in Monday’s featured 9th race, the signature event of the All-American Weekend race card at Ruidoso Downs Race Track beginning Friday and running through Labor Day.
Ricky Ramirez, the jockey on Whistle Stop Cafe, picked post position seven. It was from that same position that the Whitmire Ranch gray filly won the 2020 Rainbow Futurity.
Post positions were drawn Monday morning for the All-American Futurity, the All-American Derby, and the inaugural running of the All-American Oaks that will headline the weekend race card at Ruidoso Downs.
The fastest qualifier, Flashing My Pjs, drew post position two in the All-American Futurity and opened at 7-2.
The Cowboy Channel will broadcast the All-American Futurity and the All-American Juvenile live during its broadcast from 4-5:30 p.m. on Labor Day.
The rest of the field for the All-American Futurity, contested at 440 yards, from the rail out is: Eagles And Dragons (10-1), Flashing My Pjs (7-2), Famous And Easy (8-1), Flash Bak (15-1), HR Princess Jess (15-1), Caliente Caramelo (20-1), Whistle Stop Cafe (3-1), Instygator (9-2), Jettz (6-1), and Apollitical Gold (12-1).
Sunday’s race card features the $1 Million All-American Derby for 3-year-old quarter horses set at 440 yards.
The inaugural running of the $421,165 All-American Oaks, a new division that has been created for fillies, will also run on Sunday’s card as the 7th race with a post time of 3:36 p.m.
Post time for races is set for 1 p.m. each day. The Turf Club and the Jockey Club are limited to 50% capacity due to the state’s public health order.
For more information on how to watch online, betting, or drive-thru wagering, visit RaceRuidoso.com.