All American Futurity

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All American Futurity
All American Futurity race
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G. R. Carter aboard the Heath Taylor trained and Jerry Windham owned Stolis Winner after winning the 2008 All American Futurity
Location Ruidoso Downs Race Track in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
Inaugurated Labor Day, 1959

The All American Futurity is a race for two-year-old American Quarter Horse racehorses run at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico on Labor Day. It is the last leg of the AQHA Triple Crown that has only been won once, by Special Effort in 1981. A $4 million bonus was once offered to the horse that could sweep all three Triple Crown races. It started in 1959, with a purse of $129,686.85. [1] It has always billed itself as the richest race in American Quarter Horse racing, [2] In 1978, the purse was over a million dollars and in 1982, the winner's portion of the purse totaled over a million dollars for the first time. The 2020 version of the race will have a purse of $3,000,000 with the winners share being $1,500,000, making it one of the richest races in North America. [1]


The track record was set at this race in 2006, when No Secrets Here finished in 20.886 seconds for 440 yards, for an average speed of 43.091 miles/hr.

Winners by year

1960Tonto Bars Hank
1961Pokey Bar
1962Hustling Man
1963 Goetta
1965Savannah Jr
1966Go Dick Go
1967Laico Bird
1968Three Oh's
1969 Easy Jet
1970 Rocket Wrangler
1971Mr Kid Charge
1973Timeto Thinkrich
1974 Easy Date
1975Bugs Alive In 75
1976Real Wind
1977Hot Idea
1978Moon Lark
1979Pie In The Sky
1981 Special Effort
1982Mr Master Bug
1983On A High
1985Mr Trucka Jet
1986 Ronas Ryon
1987Elans Special
1989Strawberry Silk
1990 Refrigerator
1991Royal Quick Dash
1992Dash Thru Traffic
1993A Classic Dash
1994Noblesse Six
1995Winalota Cash
1996Streakin Flyer
1997Corona Cash
1998Falling In Loveagain
1999A Delightful Dasher
2000Eyesa Special
2001Ausual Suspect
2002AB What A Runner
2003By By JJ
2004DM Shicago
2005Teller Cartel
2006No Secrets Here
2008Stolis Winner
2009Running Brook Gal
2010Mr Piloto
2012One Dashing Eagle
2013Handsome Jack Flash
2014JM Miracle
2015Jess Good Candy
2016Imperial Eagle
2017Fly Baby Fly
2018Apocalyptical Jess
2019Mr. Jess Jenkins
2020Whistle Stop Cafe

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  1. 1 2 Ruidoso Downs History of the All American Futurity Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine accessed on September 24, 2007
  2. Wiggins Great American Speedhorse p. 59-65

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