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Justin Phillip Moves To The Quarter Company In New Mexico For 2020

Grade 1 winner Justin Phillip has been sold and will stand the 2020 breeding season at The Quarter Company in Chamberino, N.M., BloodHorse reports. The 11-year-old son of First Samurai previously stood at Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., where he entered stud in 2014. He’ll stand in New Mexico for an advertised fee of $3,000. […]

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New Mexico-Bred Legend Peppers Pride Dies Of Laminitis At 16

Peppers Pride, the New Mexico-bred mare who gained national attention going undefeated in 19 career starts, was euthanized Sept. 19 due to complications from laminitis, BloodHorse reports. The 16-year-old resided at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where she most recently delivered a California Chrome filly on Feb. 10. The daughter of Desert God raced […]

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New Mexico Racing Commissioner Removed From Post

One of five members of the New Mexico Racing Commission, Freda McSwane was removed from her post this week after refusing a request for her resignation. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the action stemmed from comments McSwane made at a public meeting back in May. “We basically perpetrated a fraud, in my opinion, on our veterinarians […]

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Confirmed In New Mexico

As fair season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board announced several recommendations as a result of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) cases in New Mexico horses. New Mexico State Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman urges people to be diligent. “While we are not ordering the cancellation of any events at this point, we recommend several advisable […]

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Two Cases Of Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed In New Mexico

The USDA reported that two horses in Sandoval County, New Mexico, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS). Housed at a boarding facility with 17 horses, seven llamas and two goats, the positive horses live in a field together and have not left the premise recently. No other animals are showing signs of VS. The facility […]

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Updated: New Mexico-Based Company Announces Purchase Of Ellis Park

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved the sale and expansion of Ellis Park at a meeting held Tuesday. The track, purchased last year by Saratoga Casino and Hospitality Group, also received permission to expand the number of historical horse racing terminals at the facility from 300 to 1,200. The facility will be purchased by […]

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Renovated Ruidoso Downs Set For May 10 Season Opener

The extensive upgrades and renovations at Ruidoso Downs begin when people first see the new Ruidoso Downs’ street sign and continue to the All American Turf Club and the Billy The Kid Casino. All of the improvements are ready for the May 10 opening of the Ruidoso Downs summer season. “Our initial renovations were more […]

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Derby Trail Looms For Hustle Up After Colt Gives Fincher 1,000th Victory

New Mexico-bred sensation Hustle Up scored a wire to wire win in the 19th running of the $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby on Sunday at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Sunday. Under a cool ride from Shane Laviolette, Hustle Up was able to control the pace and made every pole a winning one. The […]

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New Mexico: Thunder Dome Tops 2018 State Champions

The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association honored its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on January 24. During the banquet, a total of 18 awards were presented. W.L. Mooring and Frank Richardson received the “Julep Cup” award from The Blood-Horse. Mooring and Richardson […]

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Albuquerque Downs Reports 24 Percent Handle Increase During New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque Downs registered a 24-percent increase in total wagering handle during the 11-day New Mexico State Fair portion of its 2018 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet. According to figures reported to Equibase, a total of $3,010,221 was wagered on The Downs’ 104 live races from September 6-16, compared to $2,427,891 bet on 103 live […]

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