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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...

New Mexico Cup Futurity Trials Draw 72 State-Bred Juveniles

A total of 72 state-bred 2-year-olds, including stakes winners Mitey Man and Running Dragon, has been entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park. Read More...

NMHBA Magazine Fall 2016

Featuring complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred races at Albuquerque Downs and Ruidoso Downs, including the July 31 Zia Festival races at Ruidoso; profile on breeder Sam Tanner; coverage of the New Mexico-Bred Sale and Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale; ... Read More...

Sippin Wins Permian Basin Stakes

Sippin, a registered New Mexico-bred filly racing for R.D. Hubbard, kept her perfect record intact with a convincing 4 1/2-length victory in Monday’s $50,000 Permian Basin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Zia Park. Read More...

Princess Jesse, Waltzing Attila Score Stakes Wins at Albuquerque Downs

Princess Jesse, a homebred filly by Jesse James Jr owned and trained by Vance Mikkelson of Belen, New Mexico, parlayed a sharp break from post 4 into a wire-to-wire victory in Sunday’s 400-yard, $171,070 New Mexico State Fair Breeders’ Derby (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-olds. Read More...

Mitey Man Scores in New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity

Mitey Man, the fastest qualifier and 6-5 favorite, rewarded his connections with a three-quarter length victory in Saturday’s $241,168 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Albuquerque Downs Will Pay a Track-Record $1.25 Million in Purses During its Closing Weekend

Albuquerque Downs will close its 2016 racing season with a bang this weekend, as the track will pay out a track-record total of $1.25 million in purses on Saturday and Sunday. Read More...

Not My Note Wins Casey Darnell Pony Express

Glen Murphy rode Not My Note to a 1 1/2-length victory in the September 17, $60,000 Casey Darnell Pony Express Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

D E Lover, Citizen Geller Square Off in Casey Darnell Stakes

D E Lover, the top Thoroughbred during the recently concluded Ruidoso Downs summer season, is one of six New Mexico-bred sprinters entered in Saturday’s 5 1/2-furlong, $60,000 Casey Darnell Pony Express Stakes at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Princess Jesse Tops New Mexico State Fair Derby Qualifiers

Princess Jesse, a homebred Jesse James Jr filly owned and trained by Vance Mikkelson, is the fastest qualifier to the September 25, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Breeders’ Derby (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Raskateer, Indian H Who Win New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity Trials

Raskateer and Indian H Who both scored victories in Saturday’s 6-furlong New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) trials at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Princess Jesse, Carson City Girl Headline NM State Fair Breeders’ Derby Trials

Graded stakes winners Princess Jesse and Carson City Girl are among the 17 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Breeders’ Derby (RG3) trials at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Field Set for New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity

Bobby Simmons’ Mitey Man, a gelded son of champion First Moonflash trained by Trey Wood, is the fastest qualifier to the September 24, $250,000-estimated New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

My Mirage Returns in New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity Trials

Bauer Farm’s My Mirage, a stakes-placed Diabolical colt trained by Dick “Flaco” Cappellucci, is one of 16 state-bred juveniles entered in Saturday’s 6-furlong New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) trials at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

New Mexico State Fair Futurity Trials Draw 44 State Bred 2 Year Olds

Friday’s nine-race program at Albuquerque Downs will be headlined by five 400-yard trials for the New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds. Read More...

Zia Park Opens 56-Day Meet on Saturday

Zia Park in Hobbs, New Mexico, will open its 56-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with an 11-race program on Saturday. Post time for the first race is set for 12:15 p.m. (MDT). Read More...

Go Gotta Go is Morning-Line Choice in Rio Grande Senor Futurity

Go Gotta Go, a homebred son of the Old Trieste stallion Mr. Trieste racing for Maurcenia Cross, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Monday’s 5 1/2-furlong, $152,974 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings. Read More...

Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship Draws Field of Nine

On Monday, Tony Sedillo will be prepping fastest qualifier Imperial Eagle for that gelding’s appearance in the $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, but earlier in the card the trainer will sending morning-line favorite D E Lover to take on eight New Mexico-bred opponents in the 6-furlong, $50,000 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship Handicap (R). Read More...

Undefeated Sheza Snowball Headlines Rio Grande Senorita Futurity

Sheza Snowball, an undefeated daughter of the Gone West stallion Southwestern Heat, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies entered back in Sunday’s 5 1/2-furlong, $191,077 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Stormin The Jewels, Hit A Lick Renew Rivalry in Casino at the Downs Derby

Stormin The Jewels and Hit A Lick, the winner and runner-up, respectively, in the July 31 Road Runner Handicap (R) at Ruidoso Downs, are among the 10 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $107,976 Casino at the Downs Derby (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Catalog Features 27 Registered New Mexico Breds

The catalog for this year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, which takes place September 2-4 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs, contains 27 registered New Mexico-breds. Read More...

Report from August 2016 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, August 18. Read More...

Klassic Strawfly Wins Inaugural First Moonflash Maturity

Klassic Strawfly’s remarkable season of success continued on Sunday, as the 10-year-old gelding scored a convincing 1 1/4-length victory in the inaugural running of the 440-yard, $100,221 First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Desert Gambler Upsets Carlos Salazar Stakes

Sent to post at odds of 66-1, Desert Gambler took the measure of eight New Mexico-bred fillies and mares in Saturday’s $60,000 Carlos Salazar Stakes (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Klassic Strawfly is Morning Line Favorite in First Moonflash Stakes

Yaneth Cabrera’s Klassic Strawfly will attempt to keep his successful season on track in Sunday’s 440-yard, $75,000-added First Moonflash Maturity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Diabolical Dame Returns in Carlos Salazar Stakes

Making her return to New Mexico, Diabolical Dame is one of nine state-bred fillies and mares entered in Saturday’s 6 1/2-furlong, $60,000 Carlos Salazar Stakes (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Attila’s Storm Colt Tops New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale

Hermano, a yearling colt by Attila’s Storm out of the winning and stakes-placed Dome mare Hand Glide, sold for $100,000 to top the August 19-20 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Thirteen New Mexico Bred Juveniles Entered in All American Futurity Trials

Of the 296 2-year-olds entered in this week’s 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs, 13 are registered New Mexico-breds. Read More...

Fire Stones and Klassic Strawfly Top First Moonflash Maturity Qualifiers

Fire Stones and Klassic Strawfly are the co-fastest qualifiers to the August 28, $150,000-est. First Moonflash Maturity (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

Trainer Todd Fincher Dominates Rio Grande Senorita Futurity Trials

Trainer Todd Fincher won all four of Saturday’s 5 1/2-furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) trials for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Field Set for Rio Grande Senor Futurity

The field for the September 5, $152,974 Rio Grande Senor Futurity has been set after three trials were contested at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday. Read More...

Rio Grande Senorita and Senor Futurity Trials Set for Saturday

A total of 42 New Mexico-bred juveniles has been entered in Saturday’s 5 1/2-furlong Rio Grande Senor and Senorita Futurity (R) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Dozen New Mexico Breds Entered in First Moonflash Maturity Trials

Twelve New Mexico-bred aged sprinters have been entered in Sunday’s 400-yard First Moonflash Maturity (R) trials at Albuquerque Downs. Read More...

NMRC Issues Press Release on Industry Summit Meeting in Ruidoso

The New Mexico Racing Commission has issued a press release regarding the horse racing industry's summit meeting, held last month in Ruidoso. Read More...

Trainer Todd Fincher Dominates Zia Festival Races

Todd Fincher had a big day Sunday at Ruidoso Downs, as the trainer won three of the six Thoroughbred stakes during the track’s Zia Festival. Read More...

Zia Festival Races Set for Sunday at Ruidoso Downs

New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses will be in the spotlight during Sunday’s Zia Festival races at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

NMHBA Summer 2016

In this issue: Exclusive and complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred races at Sunland Park and SunRay Park; profiles of New Mexico Racing Commission executive director Ismael "Izzy" Trejo and Thoroughbred breeders Doug Lee and James Lee; recaps of the... Read More...

NMHBA Fall 2016

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...