New Mexico Horse Racing News

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...

Deadline to Register New Broodmares in Foal is September 1

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. Read More...

Deadline to Register New Broodmares in Foal is September 1

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. Read More...

NM-Bred Machismo Moon Makes All American Derby Final

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. Read More...

NM-Bred Machismo Moon Makes All American Derby Final

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. Read More...

New Mexico-Bred Bigg Daddy is Fastest Overall All American Futurity Qualifier

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. Read More...

New Mexico-Bred Bigg Daddy is Fastest Overall All American Futurity Qualifier

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. Read More...

All American Derby Trials Feature Six Registered New Mexico-Breds

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. Read More...

All American Derby Trials Feature Six Registered New Mexico-Breds

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. Read More...

Twenty Registered New Mexico-Breds Entered in All American Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

Twenty Registered New Mexico-Breds Entered in All American Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

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 a... Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

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 a... Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

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 a... Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

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 a... Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

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. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

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. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

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. Read More...

Fast Gator, Gone Shoppin Top Senorita Futurity Finalists

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. Read More...

NM-Bred Storm The Beach Wins Manzano Stakes

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. Read More...

NM-Bred Storm The Beach Wins Manzano Stakes

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. Read More...

Twenty Fillies Entered in Rio Grande Senorita Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

Twenty Fillies Entered in Rio Grande Senorita Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

On The Low Down Returns in Rio Grande Senor Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

On The Low Down Returns in Rio Grande Senor Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

New Mexico Racing Commission Moves Forward on Hair Testing

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. Read More...

New Mexico Racing Commission Moves Forward on Hair Testing

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. Read More...

Report from July 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

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. Read More...

Report from July 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

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. Read More...

NMHBA 2017 Summer Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes and open stakes won by New Mexico-breds; profiles of New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Ismael "Izzy" Trejo and the late LaRae Sumpter; a feature on the prevention and treatmen... Read More...

NMHBA 2017 Summer Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes and open stakes won by New Mexico-breds; profiles of New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Ismael "Izzy" Trejo and the late LaRae Sumpter; a feature on the prevention and treatmen... Read More...

Zia Festival Recap

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. Read More...

Zia Festival Recap

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. Read More...

Ten New Mexico-Bred Stakes on Tap on Zia Festival Day

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. Read More...

Ten New Mexico-Bred Stakes on Tap on Zia Festival Day

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. Read More...

You And Eye Returns in By By JJ Stakes

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. Read More...

You And Eye Returns in By By JJ Stakes

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. Read More...

NMHBA to Hold Town Hall Meeting on July 29

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. Read More...

NMHBA to Hold Town Hall Meeting on July 29

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. Read More...

Percyjones is Fastest Qualifier to Zia Derby

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. Read More...

Percyjones is Fastest Qualifier to Zia Derby

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. Read More...

First Moonflash Colt Tops Zia Futurity Qualifiers

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. Read More...