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Pendleton Leads Full Field For Bosselman/Gus Fonner Stakes

Entries were taken Friday morning, April 24, in the Fonner Park racing office for the 31st renewal of the Bosselman / Gus Fonner Stakes. The 1 1/16th mile race for 3-year-olds and upward will be run on Wednesday, April 29 with a COVID-19-reduced purse of $50,000. Pendleton, the speedy front-running son of Giant’s Causeway, has […]

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Evans Family Rallies Sunland Park Horsemen To Help Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

Racing in New Mexico has come to a screeching halt until at least April 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but even under such delicate circumstances, many of the track’s horsemen and women have given their time and money to help those most threatened by the closures of businesses and services, led by Vanessa Evans. […]

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Albuquerque Downs Kicks Off 2019 Meeting Friday

Albuquerque Downs opens its 56-date Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet with a nine-race program on Friday, headlined by the 5 1/2-furlong, $50,000 Duke City Sprint Stakes for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds. Post time for the first race is set for 6:05 p.m. (MDT). Walker Stalker, a homebred Stroll gelding trained by Jose R. Gonzalez Jr. for Gallegos […]

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Leading New Mexico Trainers Bob Arnett, 85, Henry Dominguez, 60, Are Dead

Two of New Mexico’s all-time leading Thoroughbred trainers – Robert E. “Bob” Arnett and Henry Dominguez – have died. Arnett, 85 years old and retired from training since 2014, succumbed on May 22. Dominguez, 60, died suddenly on Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. Arnett, a native of Dallas, launched his career in the 1950s and […]

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Alsono Moved To Quad A Ranch In New Mexico For 2019

Multiple stakes winner Alsono has been relocated to Justin and Vanessa Evans’ Quad A Ranch in Anthony, N.M., for the 2019 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $1,500. The 7-year-old son of Limehouse stood his first two seasons at Double LL Farms in Bosque, N.M. His first foals are weanlings […]

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Strong Across-The-Board Gains As Keeneland January Sale Concludes

Keeneland’s 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded Thursday with healthy results that signal continued buyer confidence and demand for quality that  buoyed the recent September Yearling and November Breeding Stock auctions. Evidence of market strength were the significant growth in gross, average and median prices spurred by competition among major domestic and foreign […]

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Jockey Of The Week Garcia Rides For Three Stakes Wins At Two Tracks

Jockey Martin Garcia followed up his win in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday with a pair of stakes wins at Sunland Park on Sunday. Those three stakes victories at two different tracks helped him win the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award for March 14th – March 20th. The […]

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Trainer Evans Notches 1,000th Career Win

Trainer Justin Evans won the 1,000th Thoroughbred race of his career when he saddled Celestic Night to win the fifth race at Lone Star Park on May 26. According to the Daily Racing Form, the victory was one of two on the day for Evans; his other winner came in the first race at Ruidoso […]

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LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL … REGULATORS HOPE

By Ray PaulickSome Thoroughbred trainers and veterinarians are giving new meaning to the term “happy hour.” This isn’t the typical late-afternoon or early evening sessions when drinks are discounted at local watering holes but the time, usually two or three hours before a horse race, when an injection (normally 60 cc’s) or oral dose of […]

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