New Mexico racing

Quarantine Lifted At Ruidoso After 14 Days With No New EHV-1 Cases

The Equine Disease Communications Center has reported that a quarantine at Ruidoso Downs has been lifted after the track went 14 days with no new cases of horses with neurological symptoms. A quarantine was placed on a single barn at the New Mexico track in mid-June after a horse was euthanized while battling the disease. […]

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New Mexico Racing Commission To Begin ‘Aggressive’ Out-Of-Competition Testing

The announcement of enhanced out of competition testing was made public by the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Chairman, Ray Willis, during the April 21, 2016 NMRC monthly meeting. Chairman Willis stated that “This project will be an aggressive procedure to let the public know that New Mexico racing is going in the right direction […]

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Sunland Park Adds Days, Extends Race Meet

During a special meeting in Albuquerque on Monday, the New Mexico Racing Commission voted to add one race per day to Sunland Park’s racing schedule, starting with the track’s April 5 program. The commission also approved a retroactive purse payment at the end of the meet, which will now conclude on May 3. Sunland Park […]

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New Mexico Horsemen Request Meet Extension, Additional Races At Sunland

New Mexico officials are considering an extension for Sunland Park’s meet to make up for time lost due to this year’s EHV-1 outbreak there. According to the Lebanon Daily Record, the New Mexico Horsemen’s Association asked the state’s racing commission to add two races per day for the remainder of the meet, and to extend […]

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Land Of Enchantment Day, New Mexico Cup Days Lead 2016 Zia Park Stakes Schedule

The fourth Land of Enchantment card and New Mexico Cup day highlight Zia Park’s 2016 stakes schedule that, all told, includes 32 races for both thoroughbreds and quarter horses totaling $3,850,000 in purses. Zia’s 56-day meet will get underway on September 10 and run through December 13. The Land of Enchantment day on Nov. 23 […]

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New Mexico Racing Commission Issues New Rules For Entering Racetracks, Training Centers

The New Mexico Racing Commission issued two new rules on Monday that will apply to any horse entering a licensed racetrack or training facility within the state. These rules will go into effect immediately: All racehorses entering any NM Racing Commission licensed racetrack or training center must be accompanied by copies of the horse’s registration […]

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No New EHV-1 Positives At Sunland Park

Sunland Park, which has been dealing with an outbreak of EHV-1 since Jan. 22, reported late Tuesday that there have been no additional positive tests for the virus since Feb. 24. Frontera Training Center, which has been under quarantine since two horses tested positive there Feb. 3, was released from quarantine March 1. According to […]

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Turf Paradise Lifts EHV-1 Quarantine After No More Positive Tests

Turf Paradise, which had been under quarantine for EHV-1 since Jan. 28, lifted the restriction on Thursday. The Arizona track had imposed the restriction when three horses shipping in from Sunland Park were discovered to have been exposed to the illness. One horse died after the trio was placed in isolation on the Turf Paradise […]

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Sunland EHV-1 Outbreak Spreads To Texas

Today’s tally of EHV-1 confirmed positive horses is 74. Two of the horses confirmed today reside in Texas; they belong to a trainer who has horses at Sunland. The information on these two positive horses was submitted to the Texas Animal Health Commission for follow-up. To date, 17 barns have been released and 10 barns […]

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Sunland EHV-1 Update: 64 Total Positives, Two Horses Released From Quarantine

The New Mexico Livestock Board issued the following update on the Sunland Park EHV-1 outbreak late Thursday:  To simplify our reporting on the rapidly-changing EHV-1 virus outbreak at the Sunland Park Racetrack, we will update the list below regularly with the most current information.  Latest Information: 1) Number of horses diagnosed positive for the EHV-1 virus to-date: 64 […]

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