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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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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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New Mexico Governor Proclaims July 8 ‘Mike E. Smith Day’

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed Sunday, July 8th as “Mike E. Smith Day” throughout New Mexico. That is the day that Triple Crown-winning jockey Smith will be visiting Ruidoso Downs for the Mike Smith Triple Crown Victory Celebration. Smith won this year’s Triple Crown aboard Justify, the 13th Triple Crown winner. The rider […]

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