New Mexico racing

Ruidoso Releases Concert Schedule For Upcoming Racing Season

Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino will stage a series of concerts at the track facility during the 2018 racing season that opens on May 25. Legendary performer Red Steagall will perform Sunday evening, May 27, at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Auditorium at 7 p.m. (cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres at 6 p.m.).  The […]

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Former Jockey Casey Lambert Now Finding Success As A Trainer

Land of Enchantment Day at Zia Park on November 22 will feature nine stakes with nationally prominent trainers Steve Asmussen, Larry Jones and Doug O’Neill shipping in horses for the Wednesday afternoon program. It is also a day for New Mexico horsemen to shine and retired jockey Casey Lambert is hoping to do just that. […]

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Sunland Park Releases Lucrative $5 Million Stakes Schedule For 2017-18 Season

Live racing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino returns on Friday, Dec. 15, and the 72-day meet will be energized by the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) and a highly lucrative stakes schedule worth over $5 million. Over $1.5 million in purses will be offered on Sunland Derby (Gr. III) day – Sunday, March 25, […]

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New Ownership, New Ideas: Ruidoso Downs Announces New Purse Increases, New Incentives

The trial purses for the 2018 Triple Crown series – both futurities and derbies – will be doubled from $4,000 to $8,000. Ruidoso is also offering a one-time, $1,000 reduction of the supplemental nomination fees as an incentive for the 2018 Triple Crown futurities. Those futurity supplemental nomination fees will be reduced by $1,000 and […]

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Roimes Chirinos Cosecha Ahora Los Frutos De Una Sensata Decisión

A finales de 2014, el jinete venezolano Roimes Chirinos tomó la decisión que varios de sus colegas han tomado en años recientes: emigrar a los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, el nativo de La Guaira lo hizo con la madurez y la experiencia de haber montado previamente en Norteamérica. De acuerdo a las estadísticas de Equibase, […]

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New Mexico Tracks’ Slot Revenue Declines To Lowest Figures Since 2005

Slot revenue at New Mexico’s horse racing tracks has consistently declined over the past two years, reports usnews.com. In the 2015 fiscal year slot revenue was $265 million, it dropped to $241 million last year, and in the 2017 fiscal year the slot revenue declined to $226 million. The New Mexico State Lottery has been following […]

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Albuquerque Downs To Pay Out Record $1.5 Million In Purses During Closing Weekend

Albuquerque Downs will close its 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing season this weekend and will distribute a track-record total of $1,507,730 in purses on Saturday and Sunday. The Downs’ closing weekend action consists of 21 races, 10 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday. There will be six stakes races, two on Saturday (first post […]

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New Mexico Implements New Hair Testing Protocol; Four Of First Six Horses Tested Return Positive Samples

Of the first six Quarter Horses subjected to out-of-competition testing using horse hair analysis in New Mexico, four tested positive for Clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission put a new rule in place July 1 allowing for the testing of horse hair and state investigator Leasa Johnson and contract veterinarian Alan Chastain began collecting samples […]

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Report: R.D Hubbard To Sell Ruidoso Downs

A group of five highly-successful businessmen who are heavily vested in the breeding and racing of American Quarter Horses and R.D. Hubbard have all signed a letter of intent that involves Hubbard selling Ruidoso Downs Race Track and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company to the group. The individuals in the group are Stan Sigman, Gary […]

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Lone Star Park Lifts Quarantine On Horses From Ruidoso Downs

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will permit horses shipping to Texas from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico to enter the stable area of this track effective immediately. With the Ruidoso Downs quarantine lifted, Lone Star Park has now rescinded its stable area ban on horses shipping in from the New Mexico track. All horsemen […]

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