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SunRay Park Releases 2017 Stakes Schedule
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SunRay Park has released its stakes schedule for its 36-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens April 21.

Located in Farmington, New Mexico, in the Four Corners region of the state, SunRay Park will offer 17 stakes, eight for Thoroughbreds, eight for Quarter Horses, and one for both breeds. The season’s richest race, the 350-yard, $100,000-est. New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds, will be run on May 14.

Other prominent Quarter Horse stakes include the 350-yard, $80,000-est. Four Corners Futurity, which will be contested on June 18.

SunRay Park’s Thoroughbred stakes schedule is topped by the $50,000-guaranteed San Juan County Commissioners Handicap. Run at 1 1/8 miles, it is the meet’s longest stakes race and will be run on closing day, June 19.

Three of SunRay’s Quarter Horse stakes and four of the track’s Thoroughbred stakes are restricted to New Mexico-breds.

SunRay Park will conduct live racing on a Friday-through-Monday schedule. For more information on the meet, visit the track’s website at www.sunraygaming.com, and click on the “Simulcast & Live Racing” link at the top of the homepage.

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