New Mexico Horse Racing News

Magnifico Dragon Leads New Mexico Cup Derby Finalists

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. Read More...

A Passion For Flashn Tops New Mexico Cup Futurity Qualifiers

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. Read More...

New Mexico Cup Derby Trials Draw 30 Entries

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. Read More...

Moneys A Maker Returns in New Mexico Cup Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

Report from September 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, September 14. Read More...

Go Daddy Gone Breaks Maiden in New Mexico State Fair Derby

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). Read More...

Favored Kris Who Wins New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity

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. Read More...

Jess Hot Wins New Mexico State Fair Futurity

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. Read More...

Proceed Retired from Racing, to Stand at A and A Ranch

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. Read More...

Proceed Retired from Racing, to Stand at A and A Ranch

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. Read More...

Citizen Geller wins Casey Darnell Stakes

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. Read More...

Citizen Geller wins Casey Darnell Stakes

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. Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Derby

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. Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Derby

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. Read More...

Storm The Beach, One Key Qualify to New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity

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). Read More...

Storm The Beach, One Key Qualify to New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity

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). Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico State Fair Futurity

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. Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico State Fair Futurity

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. Read More...

Trials Dominate Weekend Racing Action at Albuquerque Downs

This weekend’s live racing action at Albuquerque Downs will be dominated by stakes and trials for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. Read More...

Trials Dominate Weekend Racing Action at Albuquerque Downs

This weekend’s live racing action at Albuquerque Downs will be dominated by stakes and trials for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. Read More...

Zia Park Meet Opens Saturday

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). Read More...

Zia Park Meet Opens Saturday

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). Read More...

Wheredoesthecashgo, Mr. Mooch Win Holiday State-Bred Stakes at Ruidoso

Wheredoesthecashgo and Mr. Mooch won the two New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred stakes contested on Ruidoso Downs' Labor Day holiday program. Read More...

Wheredoesthecashgo, Mr. Mooch Win Holiday State-Bred Stakes at Ruidoso

Wheredoesthecashgo and Mr. Mooch won the two New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred stakes contested on Ruidoso Downs' Labor Day holiday program. Read More...

D E Lover Headlines Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship

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. Read More...

D E Lover Headlines Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship

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. Read More...

My Mirage, Fast Gator Win New Mexico-Bred Stakes on Sunday

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. Read More...

My Mirage, Fast Gator Win New Mexico-Bred Stakes on Sunday

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. Read More...

On The Low Down Seeks Third Stakes Victory in Rio Grande Senor Futurity

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. Read More...

On The Low Down Seeks Third Stakes Victory in Rio Grande Senor Futurity

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. Read More...

Nine State-Bred Sophomores Entered in Casino at the Downs Derby

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. Read More...

Nine State-Bred Sophomores Entered in Casino at the Downs Derby

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. Read More...

Nine State-Bred Sophomores Entered in Casino at the Downs Derby

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. Read More...

Gone Shoppin Draws Post 10 for Rio Grande Senorita Futurity

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. Read More...

Gone Shoppin Draws Post 10 for Rio Grande Senorita Futurity

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. Read More...

A Look at the New Mexico-Breds Entered in the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale

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. Read More...

A Look at the New Mexico-Breds Entered in the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale

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. Read More...

Report from August 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, August 17. Read More...

Report from August 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, August 17. Read More...

Carson City Girl Wins $102,558 First Moonflash Maturity

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. Read More...

Carson City Girl Wins $102,558 First Moonflash Maturity

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. Read More...

Favored Diabolical Dame Wins Carlos Salazar Stakes

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. Read More...

Favored Diabolical Dame Wins Carlos Salazar Stakes

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. Read More...

Major Bites Returns in First Moonflash Maturity

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. Read More...

Major Bites Returns in First Moonflash Maturity

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. Read More...

Carlos Salazar Stakes Draws Eight Distaffers

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. Read More...

Carlos Salazar Stakes Draws Eight Distaffers

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. Read More...