About the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association
LETTER FROM PRESIDENT CADOTTE
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I hope this letter finds you all well!
As we wind down this year it seems all is going well. Our foal crop is up slightly, the New Mexico-bred foals were up at the sale, and we had a breed win the All American Futurity. In addition, it looks like our annual Award Fund will be close to the same as the last two years.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all the members for all your support over the last seven years as your president, as I have decided not to seek re-election to the board.
As I look over the region, I believe that we are in for a growth spurt in New Mexico for our breeding industry. I see more trainers from Arizona and Colorado coming here to race, and they will need to have breeds in their barns.
As an association we continue to strive to educate our legislators in the state of New Mexico about the importance of the racing and breeding industry. Consequently, on October 19 we will be inviting a number of legislators and their families to tour some of our breeding operations. I hope this will be an event we can do in different locations around the state in the future.
Good luck racing!
Q. Mike Cadotte
LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The New Mexico Racing Commission has approved the following 2014 race dates for the state's five racetracks: Sunland Park, December 6, 2013-April 15, 2014 (76 days); SunRay Park, April 18-June 22 (39 days); Ruidoso Downs, May 23-September 1 (60 days); The Downs at Albuquerque and New Mexico State Fair, August 2-October 26 (54 days); and Zia Park, September 6-December 2 (56 days). There will be 285 race days in 2014, compared to 288 in 2013.
Also, congratulations to the connections of New Mexico-bred Handsome Jack Flash, the winner of this year's $2.6-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Anna Fay Davis
NMHBA Executive Director
2013 Board of Trustees: From left: Mike Cadotte, Ralph Vincent, Rita J. Danley, Mark Wise, Norma Alvarez, Kay Thurman, William Tandy Walker, Tom Goncharoff, Jay Taylor, James T. Lewter, and Mac Murray. Not pictured - Denny Crozier
2013 New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Board of Directors
- President - Q. Mike Cadotte (TB), Peralta
- 1st Vice President - Tom Goncharoff (TB), Tularosa
- 2nd Vice President - Mac Murray (QH), Veguita
2013 New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Board Members
- Norma Alvarez (QH) - La Union
- Denton Crozer (QH) - Hobbs
- Rita J. Danley (QH) - Anthony
- James T. Lewter (QH) - Clovis
- Jay L. Taylor (TB) - Albuquerque
- Kay M. Thurman (TB) - Belen
- Ralph W. Vincent (QH) - Albuquerque
- William Tandy Walker (TB) - Bosque
- Mark Wise (TB) - Las Cruces
- Executive Director -Anna Fay Davis
- Registrar - Mary M. Barber
- Administrative Assistant - Amber Martin