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Kerry Gladden



Wascallywittlewabbit Wins Bill Reed Memorial Stake


RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 – In the $20,0000 Bill Reed Memorial Stake contested at 870 yards, Wascallywittlewabbit held off a late charge by Why Buy The Cow and hit the wire first with a time of :44.672 after leading the entire race. The race-time favorite paid $4.40 to win on a clear day with no wind and fast track conditions.


Owned by Rogers Farms/Jarett Case et al, the black gelding by Heza Motor Scooter out of Rabbits N Diamonds by Rabbits Rainbow, was bred in New Mexico by Mike Weatherly. Wascallywittlewabbit is trained by Mike Joiner and was ridden today by Benito Baca.


“I’ve never seen a rabbit faster than him,” said Baca. “He’s getting better with every race. My job was just to get him out front, and he did the rest.”


Wascallywittlewabbit won the $50,000 the Zia 870 Championship here at Ruidoso Downs on July 20th. Baca was aboard for that victory as well.


Racing continues on Sunday and Monday with a post time of 1:00 PM each day. Sunday's card features the GI $1,007,688 All American Derby, the $421,165 All American Oaks, the GI $125,000 All American Gold Cup and the $100,000 All American Invitational. On Monday, the racing season at Ruidoso Downs concludes with the running of the $3 Million GI All American Futurity, the world’s richest Quarter Horse race, the $200,000 All American Juvenile, and the $20,000 Governor’s Handicap. The Cowboy Channel will broadcast the All American Futurity and the All American Juvenile live from Ruidoso Downs from 4:00-5:30 PM MDT. Post time for the All American Futurity is 5:12 PM. 


This weekend, the drive-thru wagering windows located at the Ruidoso Sale Barn will allow patrons to bet on Monday’s race card one day in advance (Sunday). At this time, the Turf Club and the Jockey Club are limited to 50% capacity due to the Public Health Order from the State of New Mexico. For more information on how to watch online, place your bet with your favorite online wagering provider, or conduct drive-thru wagering, please visit RaceRuidoso.com.



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Attached photo of Wascallywittlewabbit by Jake Rogers, courtesy of Ruidoso Downs 

"Reprinted with Permission" 

Ruidoso Downs Press Release

September 05, 2020