Tuesday, March 27, 2012
SunRay Park Racetrack has announced its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stakes schedule for its 42-day meet, which opens April 20.
Located in Farmington, New Mexico, SunRay Park will run 23 stakes – 12 for Thoroughbreds and 11 for Quarter Horses – worth more than $1.58 million in purses. Twelve of the track's stakes will be restricted to state-breds, six for each breed.
The richest of SunRay Park's New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred stakes, the 1-mile, $110,000 Jack Cole Handicap (R) for 3-year-olds and older, will be run on April 28. The track's state-bred Quarter Horse stakes schedule is topped by the 350-yard, $85,000-added New Mexico Breeders' Futurity (RG3) for 2-year-olds on June 3.
Other highlights of SunRay's stakes schedule include the 350-yard, $40,000-added Four Corners Futurity (G3) for 2-year-old Quarter Horses on June 17, and the 1 1/8-mile, $100,000 San Juan County Commissioners Handicap for 3-year-old and older Thoroughbreds on closing day, June 26.
SunRay Park will also play host to one Quarter Horse stakes in the American Quarter Horse Association's Bank of America Racing Challenge program – the 350-yard, $20,000-added Pfizer SunRay Park Starter Allowance Challenge on May 13.
Racing at SunRay Park will be conducted on a Friday-Sunday and Tuesday schedule, with special racing programs scheduled for Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) and Monday, June 25. Post time for the first race will be 12:55 p.m. (MDT) on Saturdays and Sundays, and 3 p.m. on weekdays.
For more information on SunRay Park, visit the track's website at www.sunraygaming.com.