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Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity Trials Draw 17 NM-Bred 2-Year-Olds

A total of 17 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, including a dozen first-time starters, have been entered in Friday’s 5-furlong Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

NM-Bred Mad About The Moon Wins Albuquerque’s Conquistador Stakes

Making his first start in six months, Mad About The Moon sprinted to a convincing 1 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s $55,000 Conquistador Stakes for 3-year-old Quarter Horses at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

First Moonflash Filly is Fastest Qualifier to Mountain Top QH Futurity

Lilly Is First, a brown daughter of champion First Moonflash, made her debut with a two-length victory in the seventh of 10 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG3) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Friday. Read More...

Jess Cruzin On By Returns in Mountain Top Futurity Trials

Jess Cruzin On By, a graded stakes winning son of Jesse James Jr racing for Yaneth Cabrera of Albuquerque, is one of 89 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) trials at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Ruidoso Downs 2015 Stakes Schedule Topped by $3-Million All American Futurity

The All American Futurity (G1), to be worth a stakes- and world-record $3-million, tops the 2015 stakes schedule at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, which opens its 64-day Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred meet on May 22. Read More...

Astica Breaks Albuquerque Track Record in Pelican Stakes

Astica, a homebred filly racing for Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms, broke The Downs at Albuquerque’s 400-yard track record with her convincing three-length victory in Sunday’s $60,000 Pelican Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

That’s Who Scores in $60,000 Lineage Classic

Making just his second career start at The Downs, That’s Who scored his eighth career stakes victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $60,000 Lineage Classic Stakes (R), one of four New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred stakes contested on Saturday. Read More...

New Mexico-Breds Take the Spotlight in Lineage Weekend Races at The Downs at Albuquerque

Twenty races for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses -- including seven stakes -- will be offered during Lineage Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Report from April 2015 NM Racing Commission Meeting

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

NM Livestock Board Investigating Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus

The New Mexico Livestock Board is working with USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services on the investigation of a case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) detected in a horse in Grant County, New Mexico. Read More...

Beau Wizer Wins O.D. McDonald Handicap

A $15,000 claim in March, Beau Wizer paid immediate dividends for his new connections with his wire-to-wire victory in Saturday’s 7-furlong, $60,000 O.D. McDonald Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Reaper to Make First Albuquerque Start in O.D. McDonald Handicap

Reaper, a homebred 4-year-old son of Attila’s Storm racing for R.D. Hubbard, drew post 2 for Saturday’s 7-furlong, $60,000 O.D. McDonald Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at The Downs at Albuquerque. Read More...

Firing Line Named Horse of Meet at Sunland Park

Firing Line, a Kentucky-bred colt by Line of David being pointed to the May 2, $2-million Kentucky Derby (G1), was named horse of the meet at Sunland Park, which ended its 76-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season on Monday. Read More...

Naevussquall Breaks Maiden in Colts and Geldings Division of Copper Top Futurity

Naevussquall, a homebred bay gelding by Squall racing for W.T. Stradley and Tom Williams of Hobbs, New Mexico, recorded his first career victory in Monday’s $74,447 Copper Top Futurity (R), colts and geldings division, at Sunland Park. Read More...

Rapping Mary Wins Fillies Division of Copper Top Futurity

A sharp break from post 9 helped Rapping Mary score a wire-to-wire victory in the 4 1/2-furlong, $68,000 Copper Top Futurity (R), fillies division, at Sunland Park on Monday. Read More...

NMHBA Spring 2015 Issue

In this issue: Complete coverage of all New Mexico-bred stakes races; profiles of the 2014 Zia Award winners; notes and highlights from the 2015 NMHBA annual meeting in Albuquerque, profiles of Born Running Ranch and Sarah Donaldson-Rioux, and Ken Gris... Read More...

Funwayhome, Seasalt N Vinegar Face Off in Colts and Geldings Division of Copper Top Futurity

Funwayhome and Seasalt N Vinegar, two recent trial winners, are among 10 New Mexico-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings entered in Monday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $74,450 Copper Top Futurity (R), colts and geldings division, at Sunland Park. Read More...

Proceed Breaks Track Record in Sunland Park Handicap

Alfredo Juarez Jr. rode Proceed to a 4 1/2-length victory in Sunday’s 1 1/8-mile, $75,000 Sunland Park Handicap. Read More...

Shugs Hope Returns in Fillies Division of Copper Top Futurity

Shug’s Hope, a homebred filly racing for Jerry and Sheree Cannon, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Monday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $68,000 Copper Top Futurity (R), fillies’ division, at Sunland Park. Read More...

Shug’s Hope Returns in Fillies Division of Copper Top Futurity

Shug’s Hope, a homebred filly racing for Jerry and Sheree Cannon, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Monday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $68,000 Copper Top Futurity (R), fillies’ division, at Sunland Park. Read More...

Downs at Albuquerque Announces Rich Stakes Schedule for Spring Meet

A stakes schedule worth $1.155 million in purse money will be offered to horsemen during The Downs at Albuquerque’s 39-day spring meet, which opens April 17. Read More...

Jess Cruzin On By is Prompt Favorite in New Mexican Spring Futurity

Sent to post as the 7-5 favorite in a full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds, second-fastest qualifier Jess Cruzin On By responded with a three-quarter length victory in the $229,860 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Jess Cruzin On By is Prompt Favorite in New Mexican Spring Futurity

Sent to post as the 7-5 favorite in a full field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds, second-fastest qualifier Jess Cruzin On By responded with a three-quarter length victory in the $229,860 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Rapid James Breaks Maiden in New Mexican Spring Fling Stakes

Rapid James, a homebred son of Jesse James Jr, broke his maiden with a half-length victory in Saturday’s $45,360 New Mexican Spring Fling Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Fastest Qualifier Chickaloni Returns in $229,200 New Mexican Spring Futurity Final

Chickaloni, the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds entered back in the 300-yard, $229,200 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Overflow Field of State-Bred Two-Year-Olds Entered in NM Spring Fling

A field of 10 state-bred 2-year-olds, plus two also-eligible entries, has been entered back in Saturday’s 300-yard, $45,000 New Mexican Spring Fling Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Report from March 2015 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, March 12. Read More...

Regal First Moon Scores First Stakes Win in Sunburst Stakes

Regal First Moon, a brown daughter of First Moonflash racing for Regal Racing Stables LLC, sprinted to her first career stakes victory in Sunday’s 350-yard, $85,360 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sunburst Stakes Draws Full Field of State-Bred Sophomore Fillies

A full field of New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies, including morning-line favorite Winning Merlot, has been entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Sunland Park Racetrack Earns Reaccreditation from NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced last week that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Read More...

Firing Line Stamps Ticket for Kentucky With Decisive Sunland Derby Win

Making his first start outside of California, Arnold Zetcher’s Firing Line scored his first stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Field Set for Colts and Geldings Division of Copper Top Futurity

Seasalt N Vinegar, a gelding by the Valid Appeal stallion Seacliff owned and trained by Barbara Brown, is one of 10 New Mexico-bred colts and geldings who have qualified to the colts and geldings division of the April 13, $55,000-added Copper Top Futur... Read More...

Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby Draws Eight Triple Crown Hopefuls

A field of eight 3-year-olds, all with their sights set on this year’s Triple Crown races, has been entered in the 1 1/8-mile, $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3), one of seven stakes scheduled for Sunday’s 12-race all-Thoroughbred program at Sunland Park. Read More...

Proceed Rallies to Win NMSU Handicap

Proceed, a homebred 4-year-old colt by Desert God racing for Michael Stinson of Fort Worth, Texas, was a prompt odds-on favorite in Saturday’s $85,090 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) at Sunland Park. Read More...

Jess A Chicks Filly is Fastest Qualifier to New Mexican Spring Futurity

Chickaloni, a sorrel daughter of Jess A Chicks racing for brothers David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins of Roosevelt, Utah, is the fastest qualifier to the April 5, $229,200 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. Read More...

New Mexican Spring Futurity Trials Draw 44 State-Bred Two-Year-Olds

A total of 44 state-bred 2-year-olds, all of whom will be making their career debuts, has been entered in Friday’s 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) trials at Sunland Park. Read More...

Jess Got Issues is Prompt Favorite in Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap

Sent to post as the 17-10 favorite in a full field of 10 New Mexico-breds, Jess Got Issues responded with a three-quarter length win in the $85,360 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Downwiththequickness Returns in Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap

Downwiththequickness, a homebred 4-year-old Be Real Quick gelding racing or Terry G. Smith of Santaquin, Utah, drew post 4 for Sunday’s 350-yard, $85,000 Mesilla Valley Speed Handicap (RG2) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Infinite Bull Scores Wire-To-Wire Victory in Mt. Cristo Rey

A sharp break from post 6 helped Infinite Bull earn a wire-to-wire win in Saturday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $85,270 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

B R Big Red is 125-Pound Highweight in Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap

B R Big Red, a 5-year-old Minister Eric gelding owned by Allen Aldrich and Skyler Kelley, has been assigned to carry top weight of 125 pounds in Saturday’s 4 1/2-furlong, $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Report from February 2015 NM Racing Commission Meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, February 12. Read More...

2015 Zia Derby Purse Expected to Reach Stakes-Record $170,000

Ruidoso Downs Racetrack has announced that the purse for this year’s Zia Derby (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses is expected to reach a stakes-record $170,000. The stakes’ previous record purse, $140,143, was set in 2012. Read More...

Seeyalateralligator is Prompt Favorite in NMHBA Stakes

Sent to post as the 3-2 choice in the full field of 10 state-bred 3-year-olds, Seeyalateralligator responded with a convincing 1 1/2-length victory in the $85,350 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...

Renewed Vows Extends Win Streak in Peppers Pride Handicap

R.D. Hubbard’s Renewed Vows extended her win streak to five in Saturday’s 1-mile, $85,360 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park. Read More...

Seeyalateralligator is Morning-Line Favorite in NMHBA Stakes

Seeyalateralligator, a homebred Winners Version gelding racing for Ezra Lee and Jason Giles, is the 3-1 morning-line choice in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at Sunland Park. Read More...

Renewed Vows Risks Win Streak in Peppers Pride Handicap

R.D. Hubbard’s Renewed Vows will put her four-race win streak on the line in Saturday’s 1-mile, $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred distaffers at Sunland Park. Read More...

New Mexico’s Misguided Effort To Rein In Drug Abuse

Legislation has been introduced in the New Mexico state Senate that would prohibit racehorses at tracks under the jurisdiction of the New Mexico Racing Commission from having in their system, at any... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

NMHBA Honors its 2014 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Champions

The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday. Read More...

NM-Bred Foxy Moonflash Earns AQHA Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Honors

Foxy Moonflash, a registered New Mexico-bred daughter of champion First Moonflash owned by Bobby Simmons of Midland, Texas, was named AQHA champion 3-year-old filly for the 2014 season. Read More...

NM-Bred Downwiththequickness Wins KOFX Radio Handicap

Terry G. Smith’s Downthequickness, a New Mexico-bred 4-year-old son of Be Real Quick, scored his first stakes victory against open company in the 350-yard, $50,360 KOFX Radio Handicap (G2) at Sunland Park on Sunday. Read More...