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Closing day at Sandy Downs capped by Bosen Derby, Futurity and AQHA Red Cell Distance Challenge

August 25, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Ida Racing at Sandy Downs closes with a bang on Saturday, August 28. A special posttime of 2:00 p.m. will accommodate all the late-season action.

The $13,720 Bosen Derby at 400 yards is carded as the sixth race on the card. Eight 3-year-olds will compete for the rich prize—and let potential buyers see a few examples of the kind of horses available through the ongoing Bosen Production Sale, which closes on Wednesday, September 1. (Go to to see the sales list for the the online auction.)

The seventh race is the $13,500 AQHA Red Cell Distance Challenge, contested at 870 yards. Nine distance specialists will meet to determine who gets a berth in the Challenge Championship finals this fall.

The final race on the card is the $51,000 Bosen Futurity, with 10 horses going to post for the 350-yard event. Trails determined the final field for this race, as well as for the $1,500 consolation, to be contested as the fourth race on the card.