All American Futurity
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 dollar 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. It has always billed itself as the richest race in American Quarter Horse racing, 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 track record was set at this race in 2006, when No Secrets Here finished in a time of 20.886 seconds, for a speed of 43.091 miles/hr. That remains the world speed record for racehorses.