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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Nine stakes races, including two restricted to New Mexico-breds, were contested on Zia Park’s Wednesday’s “Land of Enchantment Day” program.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Two stakes for New Mexico-breds -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will be featured on Wednesday’s $1.303-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Jockeys Ry Eikleberry and Roimes Chirinos each rode the winners of two races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America.

Monday, October 23, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 12.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Horsemen are reminded that nominations close on November 1 for five 2018 stakes at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Daniel Balderrama’s Magnifico Dragon is the fastest qualifier to the October 29 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at Zia Park.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
RC Racing LLC’s A Passion For Flashn won the second of seven New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Saturday, and the First Moonflash colt is the fastest qualifier to the October 29, $325,000-est. final.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Graded stakes winners Running Dragon and Magnifico Dragon are among the 30 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Moneys A Maker, a graded stakes winning son of Sixes Royal owned by Enrique Barrera, is one of 62 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park.

Monday, October 02, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, September 14.

Monday, September 25, 2017
Roy Hernandez’s Go Daddy Gone, an 18-1 longshot in a field of nine state-bred 3-year-olds, broke his maiden with a neck victory in Sunday’s New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Derby (R).

Monday, September 25, 2017
Alfredo Juarez Jr. rode Kris Who to a wire-to-wire, 6 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s 6-furlong, $187,795 New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) for state-bred Thoroughbreds.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Mike Abraham’s Jess Hot kept his record perfect with a neck victory in Saturday's $289,993 New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Proceed, a multiple stakes-winning 6-year-old son of the Fappiano stallion Desert God, will stand the 2018 season at Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch at Anthony, New Mexico.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Citizen Geller, a homebred 5-year-old gelding racing for Larry and Denise Nichols’ UKUSA Stables of El Paso, Texas, scored a half-length victory in Saturday’s $70,000 Casey Darnell Stakes (R) at Albuquerque Downs.

Monday, September 11, 2017
Three 400-yard trials on Sunday determined the finalists for the September 24, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Derby (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses at Albuquerque Downs.

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Storm The Beach and One Key are among the 10 state-bred 2-year-olds who qualified to the September 24, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R).

Saturday, September 09, 2017
The field has been set for the September 23, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs, and Hubaldo Solis’ Osbaldo Blue Diamond set the fastest qualifying time in trials held on Friday.

Friday, September 08, 2017
This weekend’s live racing action at Albuquerque Downs will be dominated by stakes and trials for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Zia Park Racetrack will open its 56-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Saturday. Post time for the first race is set for 12 p.m. (MDT).

Monday, September 04, 2017
Wheredoesthecashgo and Mr. Mooch won the two New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred stakes contested on Ruidoso Downs' Labor Day holiday program.

Monday, September 04, 2017
D E Lover, a 6-year-old So Long Birdie gelding owned by Leroy Martinez and trainer Tony Sedillo, is one of nine New Mexico-breds entered in Monday’s 6-furlong, $50,000 Ruidoso Downs Thoroughbred Championship (R) at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, September 03, 2017
Bauer Farm LLC's My Mirage wins the $96,982 Casino at the Downs Derby (R) at Albuquerque Downs, and Fast Gator takes the $134,770 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, September 03, 2017
On The Low Down, a chestnut son of Dome owned by Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby, will seek his third stakes victory in Monday’s 5 1/2-furlong, $135,395 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred colts and geldings at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, September 01, 2017
Nine New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds, headed by stakes winner Go For A Stroll, have been entered in Sunday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $96,982 Casino at the Downs Derby (R) at Albuquerque Downs.

Friday, September 01, 2017
Gone Shoppin, a homebred daughter of Southwestern Heat racing for Bobby McQueen and Dale Taylor, drew post 10 for Sunday’s 5 1/2-furlong, $134,770 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Of the 432 Quarter Horse yearlings entered in this weekend’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, 21 are registered New Mexico-breds. Here's a closer look at the New Mexico-bred yearlings in the sale, which will take place September 1-3.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, August 17.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Carson City Girl, a 4-year-old daughter of Woodbridge racing for David and Sandra Barrett of Alto, New Mexico, sprinted to a half-length victory in Sunday’s 440-yard, $102,558 First Moonflash Maturity (R) for state-breds at Albuquerque Downs.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Diabolical Dame, the 3-5 favorite, rallied on the rail then held off a late charge from 23-1 longshot and stablemate Tijuana to win Saturday’s Carlos Salazar Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Albuquerque Downs.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Major Bites, a 4-year-old Jesse James Jr gelding owned by Israel Bordier, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 440-yard, $102,558 First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs.

Friday, August 25, 2017
All horses entering the September 24, $250,000 Albuquerque Fall Quarter Horse Championship will be required to have a negative hair test.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
A field of eight New Mexico-bred fillies and mares, topped by 8-5 morning-line favorite Diabolical Dame, has been entered in Saturday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $70,000 Carlos Salazar Stakes (R) at Albuquerque Downs.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Members are reminded that the deadline to register new broodmares in foal is September 1 of the year they are bred, in order for their foals to be registered without penalty.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Machismo Moon, a registered New Mexico-bred son of Heza Motor Scooter racing for Ramon Alvarez, Joe Alvarez, and Ysabel Medrano, is the seventh-fastest qualifier to the September 3, $1,365,907 All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Twenty registered New Mexico-breds entered this weekend’s 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs, and in the end one of them -- Bigg Daddy -- was the fastest qualifier from two days of heats.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Six registered New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds are among the 116 hopefuls entered in Sunday’s 440-yard All American Derby (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A total of 20 registered New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Monday, August 14, 2017
On The Low Down, a two-time stakes winner trained by Todd Fincher for owners Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby, is one of nine confirmed finalists to the Septembe 4, $135,395 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for state-bred colts and geldings at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Fast Gator and Gone Shoppin won Saturday’s two 5 1/2 furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, August 13, 2017
Storm The Beach, a gelded son of Attila’s Storm and one of three registered New Mexico-breds in the 10-horse field, rallied to win Saturday’s $50,000 Manzano Stakes for 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs.

Friday, August 11, 2017
A total of 20 New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies has been entered in Saturday’s 5 1/2-furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, August 11, 2017
On The Low Down, a multiple stakes winning son of the Storm Cat stallion Dome, is one of 22 New Mexico-bred colts and geldings entered in Saturday’s 5 1/2-furlong Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Monday, August 07, 2017
After waiting several months for the opportunity to do drug analysis on horse hair, the New Mexico Racing Commission was quick to put their new rule into use.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack on its headquarters at SunRay Park Racetrack and Casino on Thursday, July 13.

Monday, July 31, 2017
Nine New Mexico-bred stakes races -- five for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- were contested at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday, as the track presented its annual Zia Festival day of racing.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Ten stakes for New Mexico-breds -- six for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will be contested on Sunday, Zia Festival Day at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
You And Eye, a homebred son of Chicks Regard racing for Joseph and Debra Meridyth of Hobbs, New Mexico, is one of 10 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $20,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) at Ruidoso Downs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association will conduct a town-hall style meeting on Saturday, July 29. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. (MDT) and be conducted at the Ruidoso Horse Sales Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Making his first start in New Mexico this season, Terry and Irene Stennett’s Percyjones posted the fastest qualifying time to the July 30 Zia Derby (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs.

Monday, July 17, 2017
A Passion For Flashn, a First Moonflash colt owned by RC Racing LLC, is the fastest qualifier to the July 30, $370,820 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Running Dragon, a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Zulu Dragon racing for By By JJ LLC, is one of 40 New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Zia Derby (RG2) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Saturday’s 400-yard Zia Futurity (RG1) trials at Ruidoso Downs have drawn 94 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, topped by the undefeated Daddys Blushing.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Citizen Geller, a homebred 5-year-old gelding owned by Larry and Denise Nichols’ UKUSA Stables of El Paso, Texas, came from slightly off the pace to win the O.D. McDonald Handicap (R) at Albuquerque Downs on June 24.

Monday, June 26, 2017
On The Low Down led at every call en route to a convincing 7 1/2-length win in the June 24, 5-furlong Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
A field of 10 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds, topped by morning-line favorite Stormin The Jewels and defending champion Citizen Geller, has been entered in Saturday’s 7-furlong, $60,000 O.D. McDonald Handicap (R), the opening-night feature at Albuquerque Downs.

Friday, June 23, 2017
On The Low Down, a stakes-winning chestnut son of Dome, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 5-furlong, $141,382 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Gary W. Harstack’s Daddys Blushing, the fifth-fastest qualifier, kept his perfect record intact with a wire-to-wire, half-length win in Saturday’s $392,554 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) for New Mexico-breds at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, June 16, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday approved 2018 race dates for the state’s five tracks.

Thursday, June 15, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, June 15.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Flash Moonfire, a gelded son of champion First Moonflash campaigned by David G. Valdez of Odessa, Texas, drew post 9 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $392,255 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
P J’s Gold led at every call en route to a 5 1/4-length victory in Monday’s $45,000 Totah Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at SunRay Park.

Sunday, June 11, 2017
P J’s Gold, a finalist in this year’s Copper Top Futurity (R), is one of seven New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Monday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Totah Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
The field has been set for the June 24, $141,382 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.

Thursday, June 08, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters at SunRay Park Racetrack and Casino on Thursday, May 11.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
R.D. Hubbard’s Go For A Stroll, the 3-5 favorite in a field of eight New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds, rallied to win Monday’s $40,000 Dine Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Monday, June 05, 2017
Mine That Bird, the upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, will be at SunRay Park in Farmington, New Mexico, June 17-18.

Sunday, June 04, 2017
A field of nine New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds, headed by morning-line favorite Go For A Stroll, has been entered in Monday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $40,000 Dine Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Friday, June 02, 2017
Flash Moonfire, a gelded son of champion First Moonflash owned by David G. Valdez of Odessa, Texas, is the fastest qualifier to the June 17, $392,555 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) at Ruidoso Downs.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Stakes winners Moneys A Maker and Daddys Blushing are among the 116 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, May 28, 2017
A one-time $5,000 claimer, Seis Menudos was a prompt 6-5 favorite in the May 26 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses at SunRay Park.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Seis Menudos, a 6-year-old son of Southern Corona owned by Eloy Humberto Pena, is one of eight New Mexico-bred sprinters entered in Friday's 400-yard, $40,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
The following advertising rates for the summer issue of the New Mexico Horse Breeder magazine have been set.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino plans to submit its 2017-18 race meet format to the New Mexico Racing Commission during the commission’s June 15 meeting in Albuquerque.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A funeral service for Steven Dean Prather, 59, will be held on Thursday, May 18, at First Baptist Church, 1211 Ave. G, in Eunice, New Mexico. The service will begin at 3 p.m. (MDT).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Helen Nave’s Comics Cashway made her career debut with a four-length victory in Monday’s $45,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Monday, May 15, 2017
A field of six New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, topped by morning-line favorite Ghost Of Creebar, has been entered in Monday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $45,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Wdc Woody B Fast, a bay son of Woodbridge owned by Barton Ranch Stables LLC and trainer Blake Rust and the second-fastest qualifier, sprinted to a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length victory in Sunday’s $110,213 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) for state-bred juveniles at SunRay Park.

Friday, May 12, 2017
A full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds, headed by fastest qualifier Bug Daddy Cartel and morning-line favorite Jans Cartel, has been entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $100,000-est. New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) at SunRay Park.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Elvin Gonzalez rode Shining Source to a neck victory in the May 8, 1-mile Jack Cole Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at SunRay Park.

Friday, May 05, 2017
Shining Source, a stakes winner during the 2016-17 Sunland Park meet, heads a field of six New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds in Monday’s 1-mile, $40,000 Jack Cole Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Edilberto Estrada’s Bug Daddy Cartel, a homebred bay son of Big Daddy Cartel, won the last of four New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) trials at SunRay Park on Friday, and the colt is the fastest qualifier to the May 14, $100,000-est. final.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 13.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Jans Cartel, a homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Denny Crozier of Hobbs, New Mexico, will make her next start in Friday’s 350-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) trials at SunRay Park.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Breaking sharply from post 4 under jockey Tracy Hebert, Woodacouldadid sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in Monday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $40,000 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Woodacouldadid, an upset stakes winner in her most recent out, is one of seven New Mexico-bred fillies and mares entered in Monday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $40,000 Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park.

Monday, April 17, 2017
SunRay Park in Farmington, New Mexico, will open its 36-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 3 p.m. (MDT).

Sunday, April 16, 2017
On The Low Down, a chestnut son of Dome racing for Dale Taylor, Bobby McQueen and Suzanne Kirby, broke his maiden with a 1 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s $147,196 Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park.

Thursday, April 06, 2017
Flash Moonfire, a gelded son of champion First Moonflash owned by David G. Valdez, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for Saturday’s 300-yard, $362,965 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park.

Monday, April 03, 2017
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday signed HB 229, which amends the state's Horse Racing Act to, among other things, clarify exceptions to conduct that requires denial or revocation of an occupational license, as well as define the time period for denial of license.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, March 16.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Running Dragon, last year’s champion New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horse, is one of a dozen state-bred sophomores entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Downs at Albuquerque has released its track-record 20-race, $2.5-million stakes schedule for its 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens June 24.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Hence, a homebred colt by Street Boss trained by Steve Asmussen for owner Calumet Farm, outran his 10-1 odds to win Sunday’s 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
The field for the April 16, $150,000-est. Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been set after three 4 1/2-furlong trials were contested at Sunland Park on Saturday.

Friday, March 24, 2017
The 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) is one of seven stakes scheduled for Sunland Park Racetrack’s 10-race all-Thoroughbred program on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
S and G Racing LLC’s Big Boom, a bay son of Roll Hennessy Roll and a recent maiden winner over the track, is one of 26 New Mexico-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 4 1/2-furlong Copper Top Futurity (R) trials at Sunland Park.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced on Monday that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.

Friday, March 17, 2017
Sons and daughters of champion First Moonflash, led by fastest qualifier Flash Moonfire, dominated Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park.


In The News

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Nine stakes races, including two restricted to New Mexico-breds, were contested on Zia Park’s Wednesday’s “Land of Enchantment Day” program.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Two stakes for New Mexico-breds -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will be featured on Wednesday’s $1.303-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Jockeys Ry Eikleberry and Roimes Chirinos each rode the winners of two races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America.




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