Monday, August 29, 2016

Deming Duck Race - Lucero, Sandoval in the winners' circle

Toys and an Xbox One video game counsel will be in the hands of Alexia Lucero and Logan Sandoval – winner of the 37th annual Great American Duck Race for 2016. Lucero, 5, took top honors on the dry track Sunday afternoon under threatening skies while Sandoval, 10, won the wet track final. The prize for outlasting Luna County’s fastest ducks, $1,455 each. After a weekend of racing and many heats of preliminaries, the finals ended on both sides of the duck downs with Lucero of Deming and Sandoval of Nogal, NM taking home blue ribbons. “It feels good to win,” said Sandoval, as he celebrated his victory with his mother Tonya. “Now I’m going to buy an Xbox One.” Lucero shyly said she was going to put her prize winnings toward new toys and candy as she was covered in ribbons of her winnings throughout the day. Out of the 140 ducks raised for the races, only two ducks reigned as champions, and out of the hundreds who came to test their duck luck, two children walk away with the grand prize money...more

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