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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...

D E Wagons Strawfly Rallies to Win Challenger Six Handicap

D E Wagons Strawfly, a 7-year-old gelding owned and trained by Tony Sedillo, rallied to win the $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Astica Scores Convincing Win in Lou Wooten Sydney Valentini Handicap

A quick start from post 8 helped Astica score a wire-to-wire, 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-bred distaffers at Sunland Park. Read More...

D E Wagons Strawfly Draws Post 4 for Challenger Six Handicap

D E Wagons Strawfly, a 7-year-old Genuine Strawfly gelding owned and trained by Tony Sedillo, will tote the 128-pound top weight for Sunday’s 870-yard, $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

NM Racing Commission Seeking Equine Medical Director

The New Mexico Racing Commission is accepting applications for a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian to work as the the commission’s Equine Medical Director. Read More...

NMHBA Stallion Register/Winter 2015 Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park; profiles of state legislator Don Tripp, the racing team of Orville Blades and O.D. Jamison, and Gary Balzano's Tucumcari Thoroughbreds; a feature on the safe teating of broodmare... Read More...

NMHBA Stallion Register/Winter 2015 Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park; profiles of state legislator Don Tripp, the racing team of Orville Blades and O.D. Jamison, and Gary Balzano's Tucumcari Thoroughbreds; a feature on the safe teating of broodmare... Read More...

Sic Em Sixes is Fastest Shue Fly Qualifier

Sic Em Sixes, a stakes-placed son of Sixes Royal, won the second of four Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park on Monday and posted the fastest qualifying time for the January 17, $190,095 final. Read More...

Shue Fly Trials Draw 36 New Mexico-Bred Juveniles

A total of 36 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, including three graded stakes winners, has been entered in Monday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Bryn’s Fancy Pants Handles Class Rise in La Senora Stakes

Making her first start against stakes company, Bryn’s Fancy Pants rallied to win Saturday’s $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred juvenile fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Astica Looks to Rebound in Lou Wooten Sydney Valentini Handicap

Astica, a homebred 3-year-old daughter of Jesse James Jr and champion Alice K White, will look to start a new win streak in the 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG1) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Indian Tiva is Morning-Line Choice for La Senora Stakes

Indian Tiva, a homebred daughter of the Indian Charlie stallion Shame On Charlie owned and trained by Barbara Brown of Hobbs, New Mexico, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 La Senora Stakes (R) for state-bred juvenile fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Hall of Fame Trainer Carl Draper Dies

Two-time All American Futurity-winning trainer Carl Draper died from a heart attack at his home in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, on December 21. He was 76. Read More...

New Mexico Racing Commission Seeks Executive Director

The New Mexico Racing Commission on Monday began its search for a new executive director to replace Vince Mares, who resigned earlier this month. Read More...

Desert God Dies

Desert God has died and has been laid to rest on owner Joe Allen’s farm near Abilene, Texas. He was 24. Read More...

Desert God Dies

Desert God has died and has been laid to rest on owner Joe Allen’s farm near Abilene, Texas. He was 24. Read More...

My Bikini Fell Off Rallies to Win NM State Racing Commission Handicap

My Bikini Fell Off, a homebred 4-year-old filly racing for Brian Mundell, came from off the pace to win the $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) for state-bred distaffers at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Thermal Wins Johnie L. Jamison Handicap

R.D. Hubbard’s Thermal drew clear in the stretch to win Sunday’s 6 1/2-furlong Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Wyatt Returns in Johnie Jamison Handicap

Wyatt, a homebred 6-year-old Pro Prado gelding racing for C.P. Hourigan, is one of 10 New Mexico-breds entered in Sunday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. The Johnie L. Jamison is one of two state-bred Thoroughbred stakes scheduled for Sunday at Sunland Park. The other stakes, the 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R), has drawn a field of eight New Mexico-bred distaffers. Read More...

Osbaldo Wins Jess Burner Memorial Handicap

Osbaldo, a homebred 6-year-old son of Jesse James Jr racing for Hubaldo Solis of Peralta, New Mexico, sprinted to a half-length victory in Saturday’s Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) for state-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Major Moonflash, Jess Got Issues Meet in Jess Burner Memorial

Graded stakes winners Major Moonflash and Jess Got Issues are among the 11 New Mexico-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sunland Park Opens 72-Day Meet Friday

Sunland Park Racetrack will open its 2015-16 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season with a nine-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is set for 12:45 p.m. (MST). Read More...

New Mexico-Breds Shine on Land of Enchantment Day

A pair of New Mexico-breds -- one Thoroughbred and one Quarter Horse --- each won stakes races during Wednesday's $1.2-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park. Read More...

Astica Returns in New Mexico Filly and Mare Championship

Astica, a homebred daughter of Jesse James Jr and champion Alice K White, will face older distaffers for the first time in Wednesday’s 400-yard, $140,000-added New Mexico Filly and Mare Championship (RG1) at Zia Park. The New Mexico Filly and Mare Championship is one of two state-bred stakes and eight stakes scheduled for Wednesday’s third annual “Land of Enchantment” Day program at Zia Park. Post time for the first of 11 races is set for 12:15 p.m. (MST). Read More...

Diabolical Dame Extends Win Streak to Six in New Mexico Cup Oaks

Diabolical Dame cemented her status as the season’s best New Mexico distaffer with a six-length victory in Sunday’s 6-furlong, $140,600 New Mexico Cup Oaks (R) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at Zia Park. Read More...

Report from October 2015 New Mexico Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, September 22. Read More...

Fields Drawn for Sunday’s New Mexico Cup Races at Zia Park

A total of 129 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Read More...

Major Moonflash is Fastest New Mexico Cup Derby Qualifier

Major Moonflash, a graded stakes placed son of champion First Moonflash, won the last of three New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Sunday, and the gelding is the fastest qualifier to the November 1, $140,000-added final. Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico Cup Futurity

Jess Cruzin On By, a homebred son of Jesse James Jr colt owned by Yaneth Cabrera, won the last of six New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials on Saturday, and the colt is the fastest qualifier to the November 1, $300,000-est. final at Zia Park. Read More...

New Mexico Cup Derby Trials Draw 21 State-Bred 3-Year-Olds

A total of 21 state-bred 3-year-olds, including the graded stakes placed Major Moonflash, has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Read More...

Im A Moon Quest, Jess Cruzin On By Return in New Mexico Cup Futurity Trials

Graded stakes winners Im A Moon Quest and Jess Cruzin On By are among the 53 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Read More...

Sunland Park Releases $5-Million Stakes Schedule

Sunland Park has released its stakes schedule for its 2015-16 meet, which opens December 18. The track’s stakes schedule features 45 stakes, 29 for Thoroughbreds and 16 for Quarter Horses, worth approximately $5 million. Read More...

Report from September 2015 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, September 24. Read More...

NMHBA Releases Award Distribution Allocation Sheet

The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association has released its award-distribution allocation sheet for this year. Read More...

Cinco Menudos Wins New Mexico QH Breeders Championship

William G. McCarty’s Cinco Menudos unleashed a strong stretch run to win the $60,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Breeders’ Championship (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque on Sunday. Read More...