In Ruidoso, Kj Desparado overtook Fdd Scout at the wire to win the $3 million All American Futurity quarter horse classic on Monday at Ruidoso Downs.
Kj Desparado covered the 440-yard distance in 21.25 seconds, ending Jess Savin Candy’s bid for a sweep of Ruidoso Downs’ quarter horse Triple Crown.
Jess Savin Candy finished fourth, behind Kj Desparado, Fdd Scout and Sippin Hayden.
The winner, a 9-2 shot entering the race, paid $11.80, $4.60 and $3.80. Fdd Scout paid $4.60 and $3.80. Sippin Hayden paid $6.80.
Jess Savin Candy had won the Ruidoso Futurity in June and the Rainbow Futurity in July and was poised to become the second horse ever to win the Triple Crown. Special Effort accomplished the feat in 1981.