Ruidoso Downs

Ruidoso Announces Support For NMRC Hair Testing Research

New Mexico Racing Commission chairman Ray Willis has said that the regulatory body in New Mexico has taken some hair samples from horses for informational purposes and this could lead to more precise out-of-competition testing in racehorses . The NMRC is moving forward with this project, according to Willis. Hair testing is a procedure being […]

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Imperial Eagle Wins All American Futurity At Ruidoso Downs

Charles Robinson’s Imperial Eagle scored a game win over The Marfa Lights in Monday’s Grade 1, $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs and jockey Esgar Ramirez became just the fourth rider to score the derby-futurity double in the same year. Ramirez won the Grade 1, $2,415,084 All American Derby on Ec Jet One on Sunday […]

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Pat Valenzuela A Winner Again In New Mexico

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, 53, did not waste any time winning his first race upon his return to races. Valenzuela was riding in his first race since he sustained a hand injury last February in Louisiana. The winner of 4,365 thoroughbred races, Valenzuela picked up the mount on the quarter horse Linda Tee Fire in the […]

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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 With the Ruidoso Downs quarantine lifted, Lone Star Park has now rescinded its stable area ban on horses shipping in from the New Mexico track.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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Prairie Meadows Re-Opens Backstretch To Ruidoso Shippers After EHV-1 Restriction

Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, IA will permit horses shipping to Iowa from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico to enter the stable area of this track effective immediately. On June 19, Prairie Meadows announced that it would not allow horses from Ruidoso Downs into its stable area after the New Mexico track reported a positive […]

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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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EHV-1 Policy Updated At Lone Star Park

Until further notice, no horses will be admitted into the stable area of Lone Star Park if they are coming from Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, or if they are coming from a county or adjacent county to where a quarantine has been implemented. Horsemen are reminded that we continue to require to all horses admitted […]

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Hubbard: No New EHV-1 Positives At Ruidoso Downs

Following the news of a Quarter Horse euthanized at Ruidoso Downs Friday evening, the track announced that the horse had tested positive for the equine herpesvirus. Ruidoso president Shaun Hubbard, along with a representative of the New Mexico Livestock Board, were pleased to announce Monday that no new positives have been reported, according to the […]

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Oklahoma Racetracks Implement New EHV-1 Security Measures

Due to serious concerns based on a recent confirmation of the neurologic strain of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, the following policy has been adopted jointly by Will Rogers Downs, Fair Meadows at Tulsa, Blue Ribbon Downs, the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association. This […]

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Equine Herpesvirus Positive Reported At Ruidoso Downs

A single barn at Ruidoso Downs is under quarantine Saturday, when it was announced that a horse had been euthanized due to complications resulting from an equine herpesvirus infection. Another adjoining barn is facing restricted access while awaiting test results. The strain was EHV-1, reports the Equine Disease Communication Center. “Because the virus was found […]

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