New Mexico Horse Racing News

Running Dragon Extends Win Streak in NMHBA Stakes

Running Dragon kept her winning streak alive with a clear 1 1/2-length victory in the February 19, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred sophomores at Sunland Park. Read More...

Report from February 2017 New Mexico Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the Mt. Cristo Rey Room at Sunland Park Racetrack on Thursday, February 19. Read More...

My Bikini Fell Off Wins Peppers Pride Handicap

Brian Mundell’s My Bikini Fell Off, a homebred 6-year-old Elusive Jazz mare, rallied to win the February 19, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Memorial Service Set for Tommy Barber

The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association offers its sincerest condolences to the Barber family on the passing of Tommy Ray Barber, the son of Mike and Mary Barber and grandson of Lonnie and Doris Barber. Read More...

Running Dragon Returns in NMHBA Stakes

Running Dragon, a homebred multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Zulu Dragon owned by By By JJ LLC, is one of nine state-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Zasha is Morning Line Favorite for Peppers Pride Handicap

C. Donnell Echols’ Zasha, a 6-year-old daughter of Desert God trained by Joel Marr, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

SunRay Park Releases 2017 Stakes Schedule

SunRay Park has released its stakes schedule for its 36-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens April 21. Read More...

Hute Earns First Stakes Win in Red Hedeman Mile

Making his sophomore debut, Michael C. Stinson’s Hute scored a 1 1/4-length victory in Saturday’s $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Not My Note is Prompt Favorite in Mt. Cristo Rey

Michael Weatherly’s Not My Note rallied to win Saturday’s $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park. Read More...

New Mexico-Bred Stakes Doubleheader Set for Sunland Park

A pair of New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred stakes -- the 1-mile, $85,000 Red Hedeman Mile (R) for 3-year-olds, and the 4 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) -- are on the docket for Saturday at Sunland Park. Read More...

Report from January 2017 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the its conference room in Albuquerque on Thursday, January 19. Read More...

Seeyalateralligator Wins Inaugural Dona Ana County Handicap

Seeyalateralligator, a 5-year-old son of Winners Version racing for Ezra Lee and Jason Giles, made his season debut with a victory in the January 29, $85,000 Dona Ana County Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA Changes Rules Regarding Qualifying Foals

At its annual meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday, January 26, the membership of the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association voted to change the qualifying status for a New Mexico-bred foal. Read More...

Seeyalateralligator Draws Post 9 for Dona Ana County Stakes

A full field of 12 New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses, including two also-eligible entries, has been entered in Sunday’s 440-yard, $85,000 Dona Ana County Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA Honors its 2016 Champions

The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association honored its 2016 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday. Read More...

Sippin Stays Perfect in Enchantress Stakes

Sippin, a homebred Swissle Stick filly racing for R.D. Hubbard, made her sophomore debut with a wire-to-wire victory in Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sippin Risks Perfect Record in Enchantress

R.D. Hubbard’s Sippin will risk her undefeated record in Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Coronas Boy Voted AQHA Champion Distance Horse

Victor M. Diaz’s Coronas Boy, a registered New Mexico-bred 8-year-old gelding by the Dash For Cash stallion Mr Houston, is the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association champion distance horse. Read More...

Running Dragon Scores in Shue Fly Stakes

Adrian Ramos rode second-fastest qualifier Running Dragon to a half-length win in Sunday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Weather Dodger Rallies to Win Albert Dominguez Memorial

Lisa M. Rehburg’s Weather Dodger, a homebred 5-year-old gelding, came from off the pace to win the $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

NMHBA Annual Meeting Set for January 26

The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association will hold its annual business meeting on Thursday, January 26, beginning at 1 p.m. (MST). The meeting will be held at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque, located at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE. Read More...

Magnifico Dragon Headlines Shue Fly Stakes

Magnifico Dragon, a graded stakes winning son of Zulu Dragon and the fastest qualifier, drew post 9 for Sunday’s 400-yard, $205,960 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Full Field Entered in Albert Dominguez Memorial

A full field of a dozen New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds, headlined by morning-line favorite Streaks Bro, has been entered in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile, $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

He’s Another Who Upsets 4 Rivers John Deere Stakes

Celebrating his third birthday in style, Champion Racing Stables' He's Another Who scored an upset victory in Sunday's 6-furlong, $85,000 4 Rivers/John Deere Stakes (R) for state-bred sophomores at Sunland Park. Read More...

Diabolical Dame Wins Bold Ego Handicap

Facing open stakes company for the third time in her career, Diabolical Dame rallied to win Sunday’s $65,000 Bold Ego Handicap for fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Happy Hennessy Headlines 4 Rivers John Deere Stakes

Happy Hennessy, a homebred Roll Hennessy Roll gelding owned and trained by Fred Danley, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred newly turned 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 4 Rivers/John Deere Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Princess Jesse Wins Lou Wooten Sydney Valentini Handicap

Making her first start in more than three months, Princess Jesse ended her sophomore campaign with a victory in Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-bred distaffers at Sunland Park. Read More...

Champion Astica Headlines Lou Wooten Sydney Valentini Handicap

Astica, a homebred 4-year-old daughter of Jesse James Jr racing for Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms and last year’s AQHA champion sophomore filly, has been assigned high weight of 130 pounds for Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG1) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sippin Rallies to Win La Senora Stakes

Sent to post as the 1-5 favorite in a field of nine New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies, R.D. Hubbard’s Sippin rallied to win Tuesday’s $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

La Senora Stakes Draws 10 Juvenile Fillies

A total of 10 New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies, topped by morning-line favorite Sippin, has been entered in Tuesday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Field Set for Shue Fly Stakes

Daniel Balderrama's Magnifico Dragon is the fastest qualifier to the January 15, $204,920 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-bred foals of 2014 at Sunland Park. Read More...

Shue Fly Trials Draw 47 New Mexico-Bred Juveniles

A total of 47 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $200,000-est. Shue Fly Stakes final on January 15. Read More...

Bryn’s Fancy Pants Rebounds to Win NM State Racing Commission Handicap

Making her first start against older distaffers, Bryn’s Fancy Pants rallied to win Sunday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Not My Note is Prompt Favorite in Johnie L. Jamison Handicap

Sent to post as the 7-5 favorite in a full field of a dozen New Mexico-breds, Michael G. Weatherly’s Not My Note responded with a 2 3/4-length victory in Sunday’s $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Seeyalateralligator Wins Jess Burner Memorial

Seeyalateralligator, a 4-year-old son of Winners Version racing for Ezra Lee and Jason Giles, sprinted to a one-length victory in Saturday’s $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sunland Park Sunday Program Features Two Stakes

Sunland Park’s rich Thoroughbred stakes schedule kicks off with a New Mexico-bred doubleheader on Sunday. Read More...

Klassic Strawfly Risks Win Streak in Jess Burner

Yaneth Cabrera’s Klassic Strawfly, a 10-year-old son of Genuine Strawfly trained by Miguel Castillo, will put his five-race win streak on the line in Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

NMHBA 2017 Stallion Register

In this issue: A recap of the 2016 New Mexico House and Senate elections; profiles of NMHBA trustee Bobby McQueen, New Mexico Racing Commission equine medical advisor Dr. Scot Waterman, and trainer Tony Sedillo; exclusive and complete coverage of all 1... Read More...

Astica, Happy Hennessy Dominate on Land of Enchantment Day

New Mexico-breds Astica and Happy Hennessy both scored impressive victories on Wednesday’s $1.28-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park. Read More...

Two New Mexico Bred Stakes Featured on Land of Enchantment Program

Two stakes for New Mexico-breds -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will be featured on Wednesday’s rich Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park. Read More...

Report from November 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the its conference room in Albuquerque on Thursday, November 10. Read More...

Sunland Park Releases $5.5-Million Stakes Schedule

Sunland Park has released its stakes schedule for its 2016-17 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens on December 16. Read More...

Report from October 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the Jockey Club at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack on Thursday, October 20. Read More...

Fincher, Hebert Score Big on New Mexico Cup Day

Trainer Todd Fincher and jockey Tracy Hebert each won four races during Zia Park Racetrack’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program for state-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses on Sunday. Read More...

Stage is Set for $2 Million New Mexico Cup Day

A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses -- two more than last year -- has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico Cup Derby

Datona Doll, a sorrel daughter of Jesse James Jr racing for Mark and Annette McCloy, won the last of three New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials on Sunday, and the filly is the fastest qualifier to the $200,000-est. final at Zia Park on October 30. Read More...

Magnifico Dragon Tops New Mexico Cup Futurity Qualifiers

Daniel Balderrama’s Magnifico Dragon is the fastest qualifier to the October 30, $300,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) for state-bred juveniles at Zia Park. Read More...

Air Force Won Returns in New Mexico Cup Derby Trials

Air Force Won, a gelded son of champion Ketel Won racing for Salvador Nava-Nava, will make his first start in two months in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (G2) trials at Zia Park. Read More...

NMHBA Fall 2016 Magazine

In this issue: Exclusive and complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred races at Ruidoso Downs and Albuquerque Downs; profile of breeder Sam Tanner; coverage of the New Mexico-Bred Sale and Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale; and much more. If you would like t... Read More...

Report from September 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the Jockey Club at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack on Thursday, September 15. Read More...