Gary Sumpter Inducted into Ruidoso Downs 2022 Hall of Fame

(New Mexico) – Ruidoso Downs Race Track inducted five individuals and one racehorse into the Hall of Fame on Friday, July 8, 2022. Members of the 2022 Class are 2009 AQHA Racing Champion Stallion, First Moonflash, Gwendolyn Eaves, Fred Danley, Gary Sumpter, Steve Asmussen and Walt Wiggins, Sr. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Gary Sumpter was widely recognized as one of the leading jockeys at Ruidoso Downs and throughout the Southwest regional racing circuit. In 1979, he was the leading rider of the meet at Ruidoso Downs. During this period, he was the leading rider at Sunland Park four times.…

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