New Mexico Horse Racing News

Heza Wild Dragon Returns in Zia Derby Trials

Regal Racing Stables LLC’s Heza Wild Dragon will make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s 400-yard Zia Derby (RG2) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Zia Futurity Trials Draw 95 New Mexico-Bred Two-Year-Olds

Stakes winners Winning Merlot and Dungarees Six are among the 95 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Zia Futurity (RG1) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Zia Park Names New Racing Secretary, Starter

Zia Park has named Robbie Junk to be its racing secretary for its 2014 meet, which opens September 6. Also, the track has named Johnnie Jamison to be its new starter. Read More...

Downs at Albuquerque Meet to Offer Track-Record Purses

A record stakes schedule, worth more than $1.8 million, will greet horsemen for the 54-day Downs at Albuquerque meet, which opens August 2. Read More...

SunRay Park Posts Record Gains During 2014 Season

Total handle increased a track-record 46 percent during the 39-day SunRay Park Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which ended June 22. Read More...

El Gato Azul Scores First Stakes Victory in NMHA Handicap

A strong late rally helped El Gato Azul score his first career stakes win in the 870-yard, $45,000 New Mexico Horsemen’s Association Handicap (R) for state-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds at SunRay Park on Sunday. Read More...

Lux Rallies to Win Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity

Lux, a homebred son of Quinton’s Gold, rallied to win Saturday’s 5-furlong, $155,995 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Penny Snatchin is Prompt Favorite in Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes

Sent to post as the 6-5 favorite in a field of nine New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, Penny Snatchin responded with a wire-to-wire, half-length win in the $45,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (RG2) at SunRay Park on Saturday. Read More...

Stakes Winner Raider Red Tops Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity

Raider Red will be shooting for his second career stakes victory in Saturday’s 5-furlong, $155,995 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

D E Wagons Strawfly is Highweight in NM Horsemens Association Handicap

SunRay Park racing secretary Jim Collins has assigned D E Wagons Strawfly the top weight of 125 pounds for Sunday’s 870-yard, $45,000 New Mexico Horsemen’s Association Handicap (R) for state-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Duke Smith Stakes Draws Nine State-Bred Sophomore Fillies

A field of nine New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, topped by morning-line favorite Penny Snatchin, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $45,000 Tommy “Duke” Smith Stakes (RG2) at SunRay Park. Read More...

You’ve Been Duped Breaks Maiden in Totah Stakes

Ruby Gonzalez rode You’ve Been Duped to a three-quarter length victory in Tuesday’s $45,000 Totah Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds. Read More...

You’ve Been Duped Breaks Maiden in Totah Stakes

Ruby Gonzalez rode You’ve Been Duped to a three-quarter length victory in Tuesday’s $45,000 Totah Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds. Read More...

Totah Stakes Draws Eight New Mexico-Bred Two-Year-Olds

A field of eight New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, including three first-time starters, has been entered in Tuesday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Totah Stakes (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Fastest Qualifier Zuccardi Scores in Mountain Top QH Futurity

Sent to post as the 5-2 favorite in the field of 10 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, fastest qualifier Zuccardi responded with a three-quarter length win in Saturday’s $340,699 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Zuccardi Draws Post 4 for Mountain Top QH Futurity Final

Crowson Racing’s Zuccardi drew post 4 for Saturday’s 350-yard, $340,697 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Ruidoso Racehorse Hall of Fame Induction Set for June 27

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. Read More...

Missing Reba Wins Kendrick Memorial Stakes

Linda Hunter’s Missing Reba sprinted to her first stakes victory in Tuesday’s 4 1/2-furlong C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) for 2-year-old fillies at SunRay Park. Read More...

Stakes Winner Miss B R H is Morning-Line Favorite in Kendrick Memorial at SunRay

Miss B R H, a bay daughter of the Summer Squall stallion Squall, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Tuesday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $45,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at SunRay Park. Read More...

Liberty Lover Debuts With Win in Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity Trials

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. Read More...

Report from May 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, May 15. Read More...

Red Raider Returns in Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity Trials

A total of 21 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, including stakes winner Raider Red, have been entered in Friday’s 5-furlong Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Ageless Miracle Snow Wins Jimmy Drake Stakes

Miracle Snow, a homebred 10-year-old gelding owned by Melvin Neugebauer of Manzanola, Colorado, rallied to win Sunday’s 400-yard, $45,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Sandys Jesse is Morning-Line Choice in Jimmy Drake Stakes

Sandys Jesse, a 4-year-old daughter of Jesse James Jr and one of only two mares in the eight-horse field, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the 400-yard, $45,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (R) at SunRay Park on Sunday. Read More...

Supplement Zuccardi is Fastest Qualifier to Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity

Crowson Racing’s Zuccardi, the lone $15,000 supplement to the trials, is the fastest qualifier to the June 14, $340,654 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Mountain Top QH Futurity Trials Draw 94 New Mexico-Bred 2-Year-Olds

A total of 94 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, including graded stakes winner Winning Merlot, has been entered in Friday’s 350-yard Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

D E Lover Wins Dine Stakes

D E Lover was a prompt 19-10 favorite in Tuesday’s $45,000 Dine Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at SunRay Park. Read More...

Dine Stakes Draws Seven New Mexico-Bred 3-Year-Olds

A field of seven New Mexico-bred sophomores has been entered in Tuesday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Dine Stakes (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Fastest Qualifier Pretty Woody Jesse Takes $130,000 NM Breeders Futurity

Pretty Woody Jesse, the fastest qualifier and a $7,500 supplemental entry to the trials, parlayed a sharp break from post 6 into a wire-to-wire victory in Sunday’s 350-yard, $130,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Be My Desert Angel Scores 22-1 Upset Win in Aztec Oaks

Sent to post at odds of 22-1 -- the longest odds in the field of eight -- Dale Taylor’s Be My Desert Angel sprinted to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $45,000 Aztec Oaks (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at SunRay Park. Read More...

Fastest Qualifier Pretty Woody Jesse Draws Post 7 for NM Breeders Futurity Final

Yaneth Cabrera’s Pretty Woody Jesse, the fastest qualifier, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the 350-yard, $50,000-added New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park on Sunday. Read More...

Lady Genius is Morning-Line Favorite in Aztec Oaks

A field of eight New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, including morning-line choice Lady Genius, has been entered in Saturday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Aztec Oaks (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Ruidoso Downs Meet Opens With Futurity Trials

Ruidoso Downs in southeastern New Mexico will open its 61-day meet with a 12-race program on Thursday. Post time for the first race is set for 1 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

Too Flash For You is Prompt Favorite in New Mexico Breeders Stakes

Making his first start in three months, Too Flash For You scored a neck victory in Sunday’s $45,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at SunRay Park. Read More...

New Mexico Breeders Stakes Draws Field of Nine State-Bred Sophomores

A field of nine state-bred 3-year-olds, including graded stakes winner Too Flash For You, has been entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $45,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (RG2) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Pretty Woody Jesse is Fastest Qualifier to New Mexico Breeders Futurity

Yaneth Cabrera’s Pretty Woody Jesse is the fastest qualifier to the May 25, $50,000-added New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park. Read More...

New Mexico Breeders Futurity Trials Draw 47 Two-Year-Olds

A total of 47 state-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in Friday’s 350-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Ofashionsoutherngirl Wins Four Corners Senora Stakes

Ofashionsoutherngirl sprinted to a neck victory in the 400-yard, $45,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred distaffers at SunRay Park on April 27. Read More...

That’s Who Overcomes Weather, Wins Jack Cole Stakes

Negotiating difficult weather conditions under jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr., That’s Who rallied to win the 1-mile, $45,000 Jack Cole Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at SunRay Park on Saturday. Read More...

Four Corners Senora Stakes Draws Eight State-Bred Distaffers

A field of eight New Mexico-bred fillies and mares, topped by morning-line favorite Sandys Jesse, has been entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $45,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes (RG2) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Mr. Wizard Puts Win Streak on Line in Jack Cole Stakes

Mr. Wizard, a multiple stakes winning 5-year-old son of the Afternoon Deelites stallion Premeditation, will put his three-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s 1-mile, $45,000-added Jack Cole Stakes (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Report from April 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

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

Tricky R. Extends Win Streak in Foutz Distaff

Nancy Summers rode Tricky R. to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Russell & Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park. Read More...

Chitu Named Horse of Meet at Sunland Park

Chitu, the winner of the meet’s richest race, was named horse of the meet at Sunland Park Racetrack, which ended its 76-day season on April 15. Read More...

Funnyoushouldask is Top Weight in Foutz Distaff

Terrine G. Ransier’s Funnyoushouldask has been assigned to carry top weight of 123 pounds in Saturday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $45,000 Russell & Helen Foutz Distaff Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at SunRay Park. Read More...

SunRay Park Meet Opens Friday

SunRay Park opens its 39-day meet with a nine-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

NM-Bred Boy Named Lou Wins Getaway Stakes

Boy Named Lou, a registered New Mexico-bred, outran his 14-1 odds to win the 870-yard, $50,160 Getaway Stakes for 3-year-old Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds on Tuesday, closing day of the 76-day Sunland Park meet. Read More...

Miss B R H Scores Upset Victory in Fillies Division of Copper Top Futurity

Miss B R H outran her 29-1 odds to win the fillies’ division of the 4 1/2-furlong, $77,953 Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Raider Red Wins Colts & Geldings Division of Copper Top Futurity

Alfredo Juarez Jr. rode Raider Red to a 3 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $77,052 Copper Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings at Sunland Park. Read More...

One Lethal Blaze is Prompt Favorite in Sunburst Stakes

Sent to post as the 6-5 favorite in the full field of 10, David Valdez’s One Lethal Blaze responded with a victory in Saturday’s $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...