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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.

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.

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.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
At its annual meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday, January 26, the membership of the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association voted to change the qualifying status for a New Mexico-bred foal.

Thursday, September 01, 2016
The catalog for this year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, which takes place September 2-4 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs, contains 27 registered New Mexico-breds.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Hermano, a yearling colt by Attila’s Storm out of the winning and stakes-placed Dome mare Hand Glide, sold for $100,000 to top the August 19-20 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016
The catalog for this year's New Mexico-Bred Sale is now available online.

Friday, July 01, 2016
The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association will conduct a stallion service auction featuring 10 stallions -- five Thoroughbred and five Quarter Horse -- before each day of the New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, August 19-20.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky, has confirmed that the undefeated New Mexico-bred mare Peppers Pride is in foal to 2015 Triple Crown winner and horse of the year American Pharoah.

Friday, February 26, 2016
The Jockey Club has introduced microchips as part of the registration process for Thoroughbreds.

Friday, January 29, 2016
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2015 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Desert God has died and has been laid to rest on owner Joe Allen’s farm near Abilene, Texas. He was 24.

Friday, September 04, 2015
A total of 480 yearlings, including 24 registered New Mexico-breds, has been consigned to the three-day Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs, which runs September 4-6.

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Expect A Storm, a chestnut colt by Attila’s Storm out of the mutliple stakes placed Premeditation mare Prairie Moonlight, sold for $65,000 to top the New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday.

Saturday, August 15, 2015
This year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, to be held August 21-22 at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion, has drawn 323 consignments.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Seasalt N Vinegar, a gelding by the Valid Appeal stallion Seacliff owned and trained by Barbara Brown, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred colts and geldings who have qualified to the colts and geldings division of the April 13, $55,000-added Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park.

Friday, January 30, 2015
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Punctuate, a 2-year-old son of Distorted Humor and the undefeated New Mexico-bred mare Peppers Pride, won his career debut at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
Too Flash For You, a New Mexico-bred gelded son of First Moonflash and the seventh-fastest qualifier, sprinted to a half-length victory in Sunday’s 440-yard, $1,920,887 All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Competing in this stakes for the seventh consecutive season, Miracle Snow was a prompt 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s 400-yard, $63,500 Lineage Quarter Horse Championship (RG3), one of four New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse stakes contested at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Thunder Agard, a homebred 5-year-old gelding by To Teras racing for Rebecca Anderson of Grants, New Mexico, outdueled odds-on favorite On Down The Road and E Bar Way down the stretch to win the 1 1/16-mile, $60,000 Lineage Classic Stakes (R), one of four state-bred Thoroughbred stakes contested at The Downs at Albuquerque on Saturday.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
An unnamed colt by the Hennessy stallion Roll Hennessy Roll topped the Thoroughbred portion of the August 15-16 New Mexico-Bred Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion. Consigned by Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch of Anthony, New Mexico, the colt (Hip No. 229) was purchased on Saturday for $87,000 by Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant, R.D. Hubbard, Brad King, and Dale Taylor.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Too Flash For You, a graded stakes winning New Mexico-bred son of First Moonflash, is the seventh-fastest qualifier for the Grade 1, $1,920,887 All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs on August 31.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Jess A Satin Flash, a colt by champion and 2013 leading freshman sire First Moonflash, sold for $60,000 to top Friday’s New Mexico-Bred Quarter Horse Yearling Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mad About The Moon, a registered New Mexico-bred gelding by First Moonflash racing for David G. Valdez, will make his next start in the September 1, $2.6-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, August 08, 2014
A total of 274 broodmares and New Mexico-bred yearling Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses have been consigned to this year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, to be held August 15-16 at the Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Trainer Henry Dominguez and jockey Ry Eikleberry teamed to win three of the seven Thoroughbred stakes during this year’s Zia Festival races, held Saturday and Sunday at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. All three of the races won by the jockey-trainer combination were homebreds owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas.

Friday, June 13, 2014
New Mexico-bred millionaire Thoroughbred Rocky Gulch, longtime owners and breeders R.C. “Punch” and Suzanne Jones, trainer Carl Draper, and jockey and trainer Cliff Lambert will be inducted into the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame on June 27.

Friday, June 06, 2014
Liberty Lover made his career debut with a 3 1/2-length victory in the second of three Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Friday.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Roll On Red Raider was a prompt 4-5 favorite in the second of two trials for the colts and geldings division of the Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Diabolical Dame, a $25,000 buy at last year's New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale, is one of 10 state-bred fillies who have qualified to the fillies division of the April 12, $55,000-added Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Quemados Version, a colt by Winners Version making his career debut for owner Juan Daguer, was a prompt 5-2 favorite in the third of eight New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park on Friday.

Friday, January 31, 2014
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2013 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Handsome Jack Flash, a New Mexico-bred gelding by leading freshman sire First Moonflash, is the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association champion 2-year-old.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Jiffy James, a registered New Mexico-bred gelding by Jesse James Jr owned by Stanley Watkins, won a PCQHRA Breeders’ Futurity (G2) trial at Los Alamitos last Saturday, and he is the third-fastest qualifier to the $435,000 final on October 5.

Friday, September 06, 2013
Felicias Prettylucky, a homebred Corona Caliente filly racing for Mary Ann Lujan, won the first of three New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque on Friday and is the fastest qualifier to the September 21 final.

Monday, September 02, 2013
Fifth-fastest qualifier Handsome Jack Flash, a New Mexico-bred gelding by First Moonflash owned by Norma Alvarez, Brenda Alvarez, and Debra Laney, scored an upset victory in Monday’s $2.6-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Hubaldo Solis’ Osbaldo scored his first stakes victory in more than two years in the $37,000 Lineage Championship Stakes (RG3), one of four New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse stakes run at The Downs at Albuquerque on Sunday.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
The fields have been set for this weekend’s Lineage races for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Sunday, August 18, 2013
Sa Moken Alarm, a gray or roan filly by Desert God consigned by Joe Allen of Abilene, Texas, sold for $77,000 to lead Saturday’s New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Handsome Jack Flash, a registered New Mexico-bred gelding racing for Debra Laney, Norma Alvarez, and Brenda Alvarez, is the fifth-fastest qualifier to the September 2, $2.6-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Flashin Chamisa, a filly by 2009 AQHA champion aged stallion First Moonflash, sold for $60,000 to top the Quarter Horse portion of this year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, August 09, 2013
A total of 362 yearlings – 226 Quarter Horses and 136 Thoroughbreds – have been consigned to the August 16-17 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, June 28, 2013
The catalog for the August 16-17 New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Sale at Ruidoso Downs is now available online.

Friday, May 31, 2013
Mitey Moon, a homebred filly by AQHA champion First Moonflash racing for Debra Jean Laney, is the fastest qualifier for the June 15, $356,980 Mountain Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, January 25, 2013
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2012 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on January 24.

Monday, September 03, 2012
Carol On My Mind, a Corona Cartel filly signed by Lazy E Ranch of Guthrie, Oklahoma, sold for $520,000 to top the Ruidoso Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, held August 31-September 2 at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Pavilion. A total of 322 horses were sold for $15,229,600, compared to 310 who sold for $13,726,700 last year. This year's average of $47,297 represented a 7-percent increase over the $44,280 average for 2011.

Thursday, August 30, 2012
A total of 21 accredited New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse yearlings have been consigned to the Ruidoso Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, to be held August 31-September 2 at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Pavilion.

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Miracle Snow, a homebred 8-year-old gelding by Dean Miracle racing for Melvin and Mary Neugebauer of Manzanola, Colorado, broke the stakes record in Sunday's $50,000 Lineage Quarter Horse Championship (RG3), one of 11 races run on the Lineage Day program for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Sunday, August 19, 2012
An unnamed colt by the Silver Ghost stallion Ghostly Moves sold for $59,500 to top Saturday's New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Veramonte, a colt by the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jesse James Jr, topped Friday's New Mexico-Bred Quarter Horse Yearling Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Pavilion.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A total of 409 horses – 365 yearlings and 44 broodmares – have been consigned to the August 17-18 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion.

Monday, June 18, 2012
Chicks A Blazin, a Grade 1-placed son of Chicks Beduino and one of New Mexico's leading Quarter Horse sires, has been euthanized due to complications from laminitis. He was 19.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thoroughbred stallion Devon Lane died on Monday at TNL Farm in Bosque, New Mexico. He was 19.

Friday, January 27, 2012
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2011 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Preliminary numbers show that the September 2-4 Ruidoso Select Quarter Horse Yearling and Broodmare Sale registered across-the-board increases.

Saturday, August 27, 2011
A total of 20 New Mexico-bred yearlings are among the 427 yearlings consigned to this year's Ruidoso Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, which will be held September 2-4 at the Sales Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Dome's Victory, a chestnut filly by the unraced Storm Cat stallion Dome, sold for $75,000 to top the New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred Yearling Sale at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion on Saturday.

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Dashes Best, a sorrel colt by the late Dash Ta Fame, was the co sale-topper at Friday's New Mexico-Bred Quarter Horse Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Monday, July 25, 2011
A total of 370 state-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses have been consigned to this year's New Mexico-Bred Sale, set for August 19-20 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.

Friday, July 15, 2011
Dash Ta Fame, a son of all-time leading Quarter Horse sire First Down Dash, died at Smart Ranches in Temecula, California, on Wednesday. He was 22.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
A select Thoroughbred broodmare sale will be held at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company on Saturday, August 20, prior to the New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred Yearling Sale.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
United Spirit, an 11-year-old stallion by Mr Prospector, will stand the 2011 season in Anthony, New Mexico.

Friday, January 28, 2011
Chris and Tina Hourigan were presented the 2010 Julep Cup by The Blood-Horse Magazine during Thursday's New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association's Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Weather Warning, a stakes-winning 2004 foal by Storm Cat, will stand the '11 breeding season at Brunacini Farms at Belen, New Mexico.

Friday, November 26, 2010
Rancho El Alacran Inc.’s Fighter On Fire, a Grade 1-winning son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash, will stand the 2011 season at MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico. The 5-year-old stallion’s fee will be $2,500.

Sunday, November 07, 2010
A & C Racing and Roping’s Winners Version, the winner of last year’s $147,927 Hobbs America Derby (G2) at Zia Park, will stand the 2011 season at Mac Murray and Janis Spencer Murray’s MJ Farms near Veguita, New Mexico.

Sunday, August 22, 2010
An unnamed Thoroughbred filly by Devon Lane was sold for $53,500 on Saturday, topping the two-day New Mexico-Bred Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Saturday, August 21, 2010
Comanche Moon, a sorrel Quarter Horse colt by Get Down Perry, was sold for $35,000 on Friday, the first night of the New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Sunday, July 25, 2010
More than 400 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse yearlings have been consigned to this year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale, to be held August 20-21 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs.

Saturday, May 22, 2010
Avenue Of Flags, a Grade 2-placed stallion by 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, was euthanized following an accident in his paddock on May 14. He was 22. At the time of his death, Avenue Of Flags was standing at James Wasson’s Winner’s Circle Farm near Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he had been moved to for the 2010 breeding season.

Sunday, May 09, 2010
Daddy Warbucks, a 6-year-old son of Valid Expectations, has been retired from racing and will stand at Hourigan Horse Farm near Anthony, New Mexico.

Friday, February 12, 2010
On November 30, 2006 the New Mexico Livestock Board adopted emergency rules regarding Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA). Click here to download form and for more information...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association will hold its annual business meeting and Zia Awards banquet on January 28 at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque...

Friday, January 29, 2010
Reigning AQHA champion aged stallion First Moonflash was among the 12 state-bred horses honored during the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Zia Awards banquet in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In The News

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.




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