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Muy Rapido Earns First Stakes Victory in Enchantress Stakes

J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s Muy Rapido, a chestnut daughter of Diabolical, was a prompt 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Foxy Moonflash Keeps Win Streak Alive in Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap

Foxy Moonflash, one of four 3-year-olds in the 10-horse field, extended her win streak to four races in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG2) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

An Absolut Diamond Wires Field in Challenger Six

Making his first start at the distance, An Absolut Diamond led at every call en route to a three-quarter length victory in the 870-yard, $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Desert Gambler Draws Rail Post for Enchantress Stakes

Desert Gambler, the 3-1 morning-line favorite, has drawn the rail post for Sunday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Enchantress Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Foxy Moonflash Assigned High Weight of 128 in Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap

Bobby Simmons’ Foxy Moonflash will tote top weight of 128 pounds in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Moonstruck Love is Fastest Shue Fly Qualifier

Jose Luis Ozuna’s Moonstruck Love won the third of four Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park on Friday, and the brown gelding by First Moonflash is the fastest qualifier to the $95,000-added final on January 3. Read More...

Coronas Boy Returns in Challenger Six Handicap

Victor M. Diaz’s Coronas Boy, a homebred 5-year-old son of the xxx stallion Mr Houston, drew post 2 for Saturday’s 870-yard, $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Coronas Boy Returns in Challenger Six Handicap

Victor M. Diaz’s Coronas Boy, a homebred 5-year-old son of the xxx stallion Mr Houston, drew post 2 for Saturday’s 870-yard, $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Jess Bordeaux Returns in Shue Fly Trials

Gary L. Thompson’s Jess Bordeaux is one of 40 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Reaper Wins Johnie L. Jamison Handicap

Capping off a big day, Irwin Rosendo rode Reaper to a neck victory in the $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Renewed Vows Rallies to Win NM State Racing Commission Handicap

R.D. Hubbard’s Renewed Vows scored her second career stakes victory in Sunday’s 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) for state-bred distaffers at Sunland Park. Read More...

New Mexico-Bred Stakes Doubleheader on Tap for Sunday at Sunland Park

A pair of stakes for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds -- the 6-furlong, $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) for fillies and mares, and the 6 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Johnie L. Jamison Handicap (R) for 3-year-olds and older -- will be conte... Read More...

RCJ Major Storm is Prompt Favorite in Jess Burner Memorial

Sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in a full field of 10 New Mexico-bred sprinters, RCJ Major Storm responded with a half-length win in the $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) at Sunland Park on Saturday. Read More...

Zia Park Meet Ends With Large Increase in Average Daily Handle

Zia Park Racetrack in Hobbs, New Mexico, ended its 56-day meet on December 2, as the track recorded a double-digit increase in total handle. Read More...

RCJ Major Storm, Booyah Bay Return in Jess Burner Memorial

RCJ Major Storm and Booyah Bay, the winner and runner-up, respectively, in the October 26 Namehimastreaker New Mexico Cup Championship (RG1), will both make their next starts in Saturday’s 400-yard, $85,000 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap (RG1) for state-bred sprinters at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sunland Park Meet Opens Friday

Sunland Park Racetrack will open its 2014-15 season with a 10-race program on Friday. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. (MST). Read More...

Report from November 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

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

Track Records Fall on Zia Park’s Land of Enchantment Day

A pair of Thoroughbred track records, one at 1 1/16 miles and the other at 1 1/8 miles, were broken during Wednesday’s “Land of Enchantment Day” racing program at Zia Park. Read More...

Liberty Lover Rallies to Win Eddy County Stakes

Liberty Lover, a homebred colt racing for J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, ran his win streak to three with a come-from-behind victory in the $150,000 New Mexico Eddy County Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Zia Park on Wednesday. Read More...

Foxy Moonflash is Prompt Favorite in NM Fillies and Mares Championship

Bobby Simmons’ Foxy Moonflash extended her winning streak in Wednesday’s 400-yard, $151,480 New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies & Mares Championship (RG1) at Zia Park. Read More...

NM-Bred Proceed to Tackle Open Company Again in Zia Park Derby

Michael C. Stinson’s Proceed, a New Mexico-bred son of Desert God trained by Joel Marr, is one of eight 3-year-olds entered in Wednesday’s 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Zia Park Derby, one of seven stakes races scheduled for Zia Park’s Land of Enchantment Day program. Read More...

Trainer Joel Marr Notches 1,000th Thoroughbred Win on Tuesday

Trainer Joel Marr tallied his 1,000th career Thoroughbred win in Tuesday’s 11th and final race at Zia Park. Marr’s milestone victory came with Sweet Diamond, a 3-year-old Attila’s Storm filly owned by Rodney Brooks and Donnie Reid and ridden by Ken Tohill, in a 1-mile race for New Mexico-bred maiden $6,500 claimers. Read More...

Sunland Park Racetrack Releases $5.6-Million Stakes Schedule

Approximately $5.6 million in stakes purses will be up for grabs during the 2014-15 Sunland Park meet, which opens its 76-day run on Friday, December 5. Read More...

Report from October 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 16. Read More...

Trainer Joel Marr, Jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. Dominate New Mexico Cup Races

Trainer Joel Marr and jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. each won four races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park. Read More...

New Mexico Cup Races Draw 122 Entries

A total of 122 state-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses have been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. A total of 12 races will be run. Post time for the first race is set for 12:15 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

Foxy Moonflash Posts Fastest Qualifying Time to $207,482 New Mexico Cup Derby

Foxy Moonflash, a daughter of champion First Moonflash racing for Bobby Simmons, is the fastest qualifier to the October 26, $207,482 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) at Zia Park. Read More...

Mad About The Moon is Fastest Qualifier to New Mexico Cup Futurity

David G. Valdez’s Mad About The Moon, a $5,000 buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale, won the last of six New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Saturday, posting the fastest qualifying time to the $140,000-added final on Sunday, October 26. Read More...

Corona Southern Form Posts Upset Victory in New Mexico QH Breeders Championship

Corona Southern Form outran his odds of nearly 9-1 to win Saturday’s 440-yard, $60,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Breeders’ Championship (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Grade 1 Winner Too Flash For You Entered in New Mexico Cup Derby Trials

Too Flash For You, the winner of the August 31, $1.9-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, will make his next start in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Read More...

Mad About The Moon Returns in New Mexico Cup Futurity Trials

Mad About The Moon, a bay gelding by champion First Moonflash racing for David G. Valdez, is one of 60 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Read More...

My Big Chief Attempts to Defend Title in New Mexico QH Breeders Championship

Lorenzo Cano’s My Big Chief is one of 10 state-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $60,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Breeders’ Championship (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Indys Rocket Scores First Stakes Win in UNM Handicap

Indy’s Rocket, a homebred 4-year-old son of Indy Wildcat racing for Pierre and Leslie Amestoy, earned his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s $60,000 University of New Mexico Handicap (R) for state-breds at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

NMHBA October 2014 Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes races, including the July 26-27 Zia Festival races at Ruidoso Downs, and the August 23-24 Lineage weekend races at The Downs at Albuquerque; coverage of New Mexico-bred Too Flash For You's ... Read More...

Field of Ten Entered in University of New Mexico Handicap

A field of 10 state-bred Thoroughbreds has been entered in Saturday’s 1-mile, $60,000 University of New Mexico Handicap (R) at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

NM-Bred Take The Spoon Man Breaks Track Record in Zoom Zoom Zoom Stakes

Take The Spoon Man, a New Mexico-bred 4-year-old gelding racing for Mario R. Dominguez and Christian A. Dominguez-Olivas, broke the 220-yard track record in Sunday’s Tecate Zoom Zoom Zoom Stakes at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Punctuate, First Starter From Peppers Pride, Wins Career Debut at Santa Anita

Punctuate, a 2-year-old son of Distorted Humor and the undefeated New Mexico-bred mare Peppers Pride, won his career debut at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Read More...

Ruidoso: All American Futurity the Last Straw for a Crackdown?

What was the tipping point for R.D. Hubbard? The chairman of Ruidoso Downs racetrack in New Mexico – also a well-known player in the Thoroughbred industry – on Tuesday announced tough, new rules to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Report from September 2014 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, September 25. Read More...

Burning It Lights Up Tote in George Maloof Futurity Win

Sent to post at odds of 52-1, Burning It broke his maiden with a neck victory in Sunday’s $89,441 George Maloof Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Montauk Keeps Win Streak Alive in NM State Fair Senorita Futurity

Second-fastest qualifier Montauk, a sorrel daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Dashair, extended her win streak to three with a convincing 3 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s $118,142 New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Downwiththequickness is Morning-Line Choice in NM State Fair Breeders Derby

Fastest qualifier Downwiththequickness, a homebred gelding by Be Real Quick racing for Terry G. Smith, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the 400-yard, $76,223 New Mexico State Fair Breeders’ Derby (RG3), one of three state-bred stakes scheduled for Sunday at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

New Mexico-Bred Stakes Tripleheader Set for Saturday at Albuquerque

New Mexico-breds will be on display at The Downs at Albuquerque on Saturday, as the track presents three state-bred stakes, two for 2-year-old Quarter Horses and one for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Downwiththequickness is Fastest NM State Fair Breeders Derby Qualifier

Alonso Rivera rode Downwiththequickness to a convincing 2 3/4-length win in the first of two New Mexico Stare Fair Breeders’ Derby (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque on Sunday. Read More...

Beau Wizer Rebounds, Wins O.D. McDonald Stakes

Rebounding from a defeat two weeks ago, MCM Racing LLC’s Beau Wizer got back on the winning track with a three-length victory in Sunday’s $60,000 O.D. McDonald Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Desert Gambler, Hello Texas Make Dessie and Fern Sawyer Futurity Final

Desert Gambler and Hello Texas, the fourth- and fifth-place finishers, respectively, in the July 26, $198,975 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R), will make their next starts in the $50,000-added Dessie and Fern Sawyer Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-y... Read More...

Field Set for George Maloof Futurity

French Lyon and Back Seat Thrills, the winners of the two 6-furlong trials on Saturday, are among the finalists in the September 21, $50,000-added George Maloof Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Regal First Moon Sprints to Daylight Victory in NM State Fair Senorita Futurity Trials

Regal First Moon, a daughter of champion First Moonflash racing for Diamond Racing Stables LLC, sprinted to an overwhelming 7 1/2-length victory in the third of four New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque on Fr... Read More...

Jess Bordeaux Posts Fastest NM State Fair Senor Futurity Qualifying Time

Gary L. Thompson’s Jess Bordeaux, a gelded son of Jesse James Jr, won the third of three New Mexico State Fair Senor Futurity (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque on Friday, posting the fastest qualifying time for the $50,000-added final on September 20. Read More...

Tenth Anniversary Season at Zia Park Opens Saturday

Zia Park in Hobbs, New Mexico, will open its 10th anniversary season with a 12-race program on Saturday. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. (MDT). Read More...