New Mexico Horse Racing News

Running Dragon Wins New Mexican Spring Futurity

Running Dragon remained undefeated following her half-length victory in the April 24, $297,925 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Seven Fillies and Mares Entered in Foutz Distaff

Brian Mundell’s My Bikini Fell Off, a homebred 5-year-old daughter of the Elusive Quality stallion Elusive Jazz, is one of seven New Mexico-bred fillies and mares entered in Monday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $40,000-added Russell and Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Running Dragon Draws Post 9 for New Mexican Spring Futurity

Running Dragon, the fastest qualifier and 3-1 morning-line favorite, drew post 9 for Sunday’s 300-yard, $297,925 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Field Set for Copper Top Futurity

Blooming Heat and My Mirage made their career debuts with victories in Sunday’s Copper Top Futurity (R) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Copper Top Futurity Trials Draw 16 Juveniles

A total of 16 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, including recent winner Cawboybandido, has been entered in Sunday’s 4 1/2-furlong Copper Top Futurity (R) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Tipsy Tea Rallies to Win Enchantress Stakes

Tipsy Tea, a homebred daughter of Seeking The Cat campaigned by brothers Larry Teague and Harry Teague of Hobbs, New Mexico, rallied to win the 1-mile Enchantress Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park on Tuesday. Read More...

Casey Lambert Scores First Win as Trainer

Recently retired jockey Casey Lambert scored his first win as a trainer Wednesday at Sunland Park. Read More...

Six Fillies Entered in Enchantress Stakes

Six New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, including multiple stakes winner Indian Tiva, have been entered in Tuesday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Zulu Dragon Filly Leads NM Spring Futurity Qualifiers

Running Dragon, a homebred filly by the First Down Dash stallion Zulu Dragon, made her debut with a 1 1/2-length victory in the fifth of seven New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park on Friday. Read More...

New Mexican Spring Futurity Trials Draw 61 State Bred Juveniles

A total of 61 state-bred 2-year-olds, 52 of which will be making their career debuts, has been entered in Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Princess Jesse Wins Sunburst Stakes

Princess Jesse earned her first career stakes win in the April 3, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Graded Stakes Winner Teana Fay Returns in Sunburst Stakes

Teana Fay, a sorrel Winners Version filly owned by Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez, drew post 6 for Sunday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA Spring 2016

In this issue: Exclusive and complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred races at Sunland Park and Zia Park; profiles of NMHBA trustee Brad King, W.L. Mooring and Double LL Farm, retired jockey Freddie Martinez, and Barbara Brown and Rocky Gulch; profiles... Read More...

Zia Park Releases Rich Stakes Schedule

A $3.85-million stakes schedule, topped by New Mexico Cup Day and Land of Enchantment Day, will be... Read More...

Big Day for Teague Brothers and Trainer Weston Martin at Sunland Park

Sunland Park’s Fiesta del Sol racing program on Sunday turned out to be a lucrative one for brothers Larry Teague and Harry Teague and trainer Weston Martin, as the trio swept all three of the card’s New Mexico-bred races. Read More...

Fiesta del Sol Stakes Set for Sunday at Sunland Park

A total of $1.1 million in purse money will be offered in seven stakes races during Sunland Park’s Fiesta del Sol on Sunday. Read More...

GM Gage Rallies to Win New Mexico State University Handicap

A perfectly timed ride by Roimes Chirinos helped G M Gage score a neck victory in Saturday’s $85,000 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Too Flash For You Wins Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap

Too Flash For You outran his 9-1 odds to win the March 18, 350-yard Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Peppers Pride in Foal to Champion American Pharoah

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. Read More...

Report from March 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

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

Rising Giant Seeks Second Stakes Win of Meet in NM State University Handicap

Rising Giant, a 5-year-old The Way Home gelding owned by Judge Lanier Racing, will seek his second stakes victory of the current meet in Saturday’s $85,000 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Izzy Trejo Named Executive Director of New Mexico Racing Commission

Governor Susana Martinez has named longtime racing official Ismael “Izzy” Trejo to be executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission. Read More...

NM Racing Commission Issues Equine Health Protocols

The New Mexico Racing Commission has issued a series of equine health protocols regarding horses shipping into licensed New Mexico tracks. Read More...

Citizen Geller Scores Upset Win in Mt Cristo Rey Stakes

Citizen Geller, a homebred gray or roan son of Pro Prado campaigned by Larry and Denise Nichols’ UKUSA Stables of El Paso, Texas, outran his 12-1 odds to win the March 1, $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Gold Boundry Wins Red Hedeman Stakes

Again displaying his fondness for the 1-mile distance, Gold Boundry led at every call en route to a head victory in the March 1, $85,000 Red Hedeman Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Three New Mexico Bred Stakes on Tap for Tuesday at Sunland

Sunland Park’s first Tuesday program since it resumed racing features a total of four Thoroughbred stakes, including three for New Mexico-breds. Read More...

Teana Fay Gets First Stakes Victory in NMHBA Stakes

Teana Fay, a sorrel daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Winners Version, sprinted to her first career stakes win in the $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG3) for state-bred sophomores at Sunland Park on February 28. Read More...

Zasha Upsets Peppers Pride Handicap

Sent to post at odds of 12-1, Zasha earned her first stakes win in more than a year in the $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Peppers Pride Handicap Draws Nine State-Bred Distaffers

Nine New Mexico-bred fillies and mares have been entered in Saturday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Carson City Girl Draws Post 3 for NMHBA Stakes

Carson City Girl, the upset winner of the Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) on January 17, drew post 3 for Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Jockey Club Introduces Microchips for Thoroughbred Registration

The Jockey Club has introduced microchips as part of the registration process for Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Downs at Albuquerque Opens Barn Area

However, horses from south of Las Cruces will not be permitted to enter. Read More...

Report from February 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, February 18. Read More...

Downs at Albuquerque Shuts Down Barn Area

Due to the Equine Herpes Virus-1 outbreak in the southwest, The Downs at Albuquerque will not allow any horses to enter or leave its barn area, effective immediately. Read More...

Report from January 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, January 21. Read More...

Ralph W. Vincent Elected NMHBA President

Ralph W. Vincent of Albuquerque is the new New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association president. Read More...

NMHBA Honors Its State-Bred Champions

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. Read More...

NM Livestock Board Issues Horsemen Guide for Controlling EHV-1

The New Mexico Livestock Board has issued a guide for horsemen designed to control the spread of Equine Herpes Virus-1. Read More...

Sunland Park Suspends Live Racing

An Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak has caused Sunland Park officials to suspend live racing at the track for 14 days. Read More...

Indian Tiva Looks to Rebound in Enchantress Stakes

Indian Tiva, a homebred daughter of the Indian Charlie stallion Shame On Charlie owned and trained by Barbara Brown, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies and Sunland Park. Read More...

Carson City Girl Upsets Shue Fly Stakes

Larry Gamez rode longshot Carson City Girl to a three-quarter length victory in the 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park on January 17. Read More...

Sunland Park Barn Area Under Lockdown

Two possible equine herpes infections has forced Sunland Park Racetrack to shutdown its barn area. Read More...

NM-Bred Astica is 2015 AQHA Champion 3-Year-Old Filly

For the second consecutive year, the AQHA champion 3-year-old filly is a registered New Mexico-bred. Astica, a homebred daughter of Jesse James Jr and champion Alice K White owned by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms of Veguita, New Mexico, was honored as the 2015 AQHA champion sophomore filly during an awards ceremony Wednesday night at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. Read More...

NM-Bred Astica is 2015 AQHA Champion 3-Year-Old Filly

For the second consecutive year, the AQHA champion 3-year-old filly is a registered New Mexico-bred. Astica, a homebred daughter of Jesse James Jr and champion Alice K White owned by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms of Veguita, New Mexico, was honored as the 2015 AQHA champion sophomore filly during an awards ceremony Wednesday night at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. Read More...

Rising Giant Wins Albert Dominguez Memorial

A $10,000 claim at Zia Park last fall, Rising Giant earned his first stakes win in Saturday’s Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Agenda Set for NMHBA Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet

The agenda has been set for the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association’s annual business meeting and Zia Awards banquet, to be held Thursday, January 28, at the Marriott Hotel, 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Read More...

Sic Em Sixes is Morning-Line Favorite in Shue Fly

Fastest qualifier Sic Em Sixes is the 7-5 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 400-yard, $190,095 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

That’s Who Returns in Albert Dominguez Memorial

That’s Who, a nine-time stakes winning son of Quinton’s Gold, will make his 7-year-old debut in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile, $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Jonesey Who Gets First Stakes Win in Pepsi Cola Stakes

Jonesey Who made his sophomore debut with a convincing five-length victory in the January 10, $85,000 Pepsi Cola Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Gold Boundry Returns in Pepsi Cola Stakes

Gold Boundry, a homebred son of Quinton’s Gold, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s $85,000 Pepsi Cola Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...