New Mexico Horse Racing News

New Mexico-Bred Two-Year-Old Thoroughbreds in Spotlight on Saturday

A full field of New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Thoroughbreds has been entered in divisions of the 4 1/2-furlong, $55,000-added Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

One Lethal Blaze is Morning-Line Choice in Sunburst Stakes

David G. Valdez’s One Lethal Blaze is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Winning Merlot Scores in New Mexican Spring Futurity

Winning Merlot kept her perfect record intact with a her victory in Sunday’s 300-yard, $212,450 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Dungarees Six Breaks Maiden in New Mexico Spring Fling Stakes

Gary L. Thompson’s Dungarees Six broke his maiden with a head victory in the 300-yard, $45,225 New Mexico Spring Fling Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Fastest Qualifier Quemados Version Draws Post 8 For NM Spring Futurity

Fastest qualifier Quemados Version drew post 8 for Sunday’s 300-yard, $209,956 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

New Mexico Spring Fling Draws Field of 10

A full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds -- plus two also-eligible entries -- has been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard, $50,000 New Mexico Spring Fling Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

New Mexico Spring Fling Draws Field of 10

A full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds -- plus two also-eligible entries -- has been entered in Saturday’s 300-yard, $50,000 New Mexico Spring Fling Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA March 2014 Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of the 2013 Zia Awards Banquet in Albuquerque; news and notes from the 2014 NMHBA Annual Meeting; coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes races at Sunland Park through March 16; profile of New Mexico Horsemen's Associati... Read More...

NMHBA March 2014 Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of the 2013 Zia Awards Banquet in Albuquerque; news and notes from the 2014 NMHBA Annual Meeting; coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes races at Sunland Park through March 16; profile of New Mexico Horsemen's Associati... Read More...

SunRay Park Releases $1-Million Stakes Schedule

SunRay Park has released its stakes schedule for its 39-day meet, which opens on April 18. Located in Farmington, in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, SunRay Park will offer horsemen 21 stakes -- 11 for Thoroughbreds and 10 for Quarter Horses -- w... Read More...

Favorite Chitu Scores in Grade 3 Sunland Derby

Chitu, a chestnut son of Henny Hughes racing for Charles and Susan Chu’s Tanma Corporation, scored his first stakes victory in Sunday’s 1 1/8-mile, $800,110 Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Midnight Hawk is Morning-Line Favorite in Sunland Derby

Midnight Hawk, a gray or roan colt by Midnight Lute, is the 5-2 morning-line choice for Sunday’s 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Midnight Hawk is Morning-Line Favorite in Sunland Derby

Midnight Hawk, a gray or roan colt by Midnight Lute, is the 5-2 morning-line choice for Sunday’s 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Roll On Red Raider Makes Copper Top Futurity Final

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. Read More...

Field Set for Fillies Division of Copper Top Futurity

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. Read More...

Report from March 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, March 13. Read More...

Mr. Wizard Extends Win Streak in NMSU Handicap

Mr. Wizard, a homebred 5-year-old gelding by Premeditation, pushed his win streak to three with his victory in Sunday’s $85,000 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) for state-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Winners Version Colt is Fastest NM Spring Futurity Qualifier

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. Read More...

Winners Version Colt is Fastest NM Spring Futurity Qualifier

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. Read More...

Winners Version Colt is Fastest NM Spring Futurity Qualifier

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. Read More...

Champion Mr. Wizard Draws Post 5 for NMSU Handicap

Mr. Wizard, last year’s champion New Mexico-bred older colt or gelding, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s $85,000 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) for state-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park. Read More...

NM Spring Futurity Trials Draw 81 State-Bred Two-Year-Olds

Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park have drawn 81 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds. Read More...

Here Kittykittykitty Extends Win Streak in Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap

Here Kittykittykitty recorded his fourth consecutive victory in the 350-yard, $85,240 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Devons Ca Ching Rallies to Win Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap

Joe Martinez rode Devons Ca Ching to a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s $85,320 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park. Read More...

NM-Bred Storm Chasor is Fastest Red Cell Sunland Distance Challenge Qualifier

Joan Dale Hubbard’s Storm Chasor, a New Mexico-bred 4-year-old son of Attila’s Storm (TB), is the fastest qualifier to the March 30, $50,000-added Red Cell Sunland Distance Challenge Stakes (G3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap Draws Field of Nine

A field of nine New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses, topped by defending champion and morning-line favorite Bet On Ballou, has been entered in the 350-yard, $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Undefeated Chica’s Minister Tops Mt. Cristo Rey

V Bar V Racing LLC’s Chica’s Minister is the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Zia Park Releases $4-Million Stakes Schedule

Zia Park Racetrack & Casino has released its stakes schedule for its 10th-anniversary season, which begins on September 6. Read More...

NM-Bred Proceed Wins Mine That Bird Stakes

Proceed, a homebred son of Desert God racing for Michael C. Stinson of Fort Worth, Texas, kept his perfect record intact with a two-length victory in Saturday’s $120,000 Mine That Bird Stakes for 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Making his first start against open company, Proceed went 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.47 while scoring his third win in as many outs. Alfredo Juarez Jr. rode the New Mexico-bred bay colt for trainer Joel Marr. Read More...

Report from February 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, February 20. Read More...

Services for Keller Davis Set for Monday, February 24

Funeral services for Keller Davis will be held on Monday, February 24, at the First Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (MST). Read More...

Too Flash For You Upsets NMHBA Stakes

Too Flash For You, a brown gelding by champion First Moonflash racing for Jose R. Espinosa and Jim and Michelle Laird, outran his 19-1 odds to win the 400-yard, $85,320 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Western Way Rallies to Win Peppers Pride Handicap

Western Way rallied to score a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s $85,320 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Woodys Allstar Heads Full Field in NMHBA Stakes

Graded stakes winner Woodys Allstar is one of 10 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Gossip Dome Returns in Peppers Pride Handicap

Gossip Dome, a 6-year-old mare by Dome racing for Brad and Stacy Kilgroe of Pueblo, Colorado, drew post 8 for Saturday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA Honors Its 2013 State-Bred Champions

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. Read More...

NM-Bred Handsome Jack Flash Voted AQHA Champion 2-Year-Old

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. Read More...

Reaper Rallies to Win Pepsi Cola Stakes

R.D. Hubbard’s Reaper, a homebred gelding by Attila’s Storm, rallied off of a fast pace to win the 6-furlong, $85,000 Pepsi Cola Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Pepsi Cola Stakes Draws Full Field of 12

A full field of 12 New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds has been entered in Saturday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 Pepsi Cola Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

High Test Gal Rallies to Win La Senora

Denny Crozier’s High Test Gal came from off the pace to win Saturday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

High Test Gal Returns in La Senora Stakes

High Test Gal, a homebred filly racing for Denny Crozier of Hobbs, New Mexico, drew post 6 for Saturday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA Magazine March 2014

Featuring complete coverage of the 2013 Zia Awards Banquet in Albuquerque; coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes races at Sunland Park through March 16; a recap of the 2014 NMHBA Annual Meeting in Albuquerque; personality profile of New Mexico Horseme... Read More...

NMHBA Magazine January 2014

Featuring complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes races, including a recap of the New Mexico Cup Day races at Zia Park; profile of Zia Park director of racing Fred Hutton; farm profile of Mountain States Equine in Hobbs; meet wrap-ups for Zia P... Read More...

Report from January 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its first monthly meeting of 2014 at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, January 9. Read More...

Jack Van Berg to be Special Guest at NMHBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer Jack Van Berg will be the special guest at the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association annual business meeting and Zia Awards banquet on Thursday, January 30. Read More...

Woodys Allstar Wins Shue Fly Stakes

Woodys Allstar, the fastest qualifier and odds-on favorite, scored her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $290,656 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for newly turned New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Fastest Qualifier Woodys Allstar Returns in $290,602 Shue Fly Final

A full field of 10 newly turned 3-year-old New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $290,602 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Mr. Wizard Wins Albert Dominguez Memorial

Returning to a route distance, Mr. Wizard responded with a three-quarter length victory in the Sunday’s $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Proceed is Prompt Favorite in Red Hedeman Mile

Making just his second career start, Michael C. Stinson’s Proceed was a prompt 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

That’s Who Returns in Albert Dominguez Memorial

That’s Who, a homebred 4-year-old gelding by Quinton’s Gold racing for Sam and Latane Stevens of Lamesa, Texas, is the morning-line favorite for Sunday’s $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park. Read More...