Saturday, November 23, 2013
Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs has received approval from the New Mexico Racing Commission to move its stakes races scheduled for this weekend to Wednesday, November 27.
Due to freezing conditions in the Hobbs area, Zia Park canceled its scheduled programs for Saturday and Sunday.
The rescheduled Quarter Horse stakes from Saturday are the 440-yard, $150,000 Zia Park Championship (G1) and 400-yard, $140,000-added New Mexico Fillies and Mares Championship (RG1).
The rescheduled Thoroughbred stakes from Sunday are the 1 1/16-mile, $300,000 Zia Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies; the 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Zia Park Derby for 3-year-olds; the 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Zia Park Distance Championship for 3-year-olds and older; the 6-furlong, $55,000 Zia Park Distaff for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and older; and the 1-mile, $120,000-added Eddy County Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds.
The NMRC also gave Zia Park permission to schedule a makeup card for Friday, November 29.