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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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Sunland Derby Cancelled As Sunland Park Shuts Down Live Racing

The Sunland Derby, a $700,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race scheduled to be run next Sunday, March 22, has been cancelled. Sunland Park announced on Sunday that it will comply with the New Mexico governor’s request to shut down operations for two to three weeks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “Yesterday […]

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Owner Of Four-Time Stakes Winner Rowdy Yates Hopes For Invite To $800,000 Saudi Derby

Following Sunday’s win in the $104,200 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park, co-owner Michael Levinson is hoping Rowdy Yates will earn an invite to the $800,000 Saudi Derby on the Saudi Cup undercard next month. The 3-year-old son of Morning Line earned his fifth victory from eight starts in the Riley Allison, defeating his nearest […]

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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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Cutting Humor Sets New Track Record In Sunland Derby

Starlight Racing’s Cutting Humor gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first win of the 2019 Kentucky Derby prep season on Sunday, fending off a late run from Anothertwistafate to win the G3 Sunland Derby by a head on the wire. The 3-year-old son of First Samurai was just behind a rapid early pace and came flying […]

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Chasing Yesterday Breaks Slowly, Races Wide Throughout In Sunland Park Oaks Win

A half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Jane Lyon’s homebred Chasing Yesterday is continuing to live up to the lofty expectations of her pedigree. Already a Grade 1 winner, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapit made her 2019 debut in Sunday’s $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1-9 favorite broke slowly under Drayden Van Dyke, was […]

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Mucho Gusto, Chasing Yesterday Breeze For Sunland Park Engagements

Trainer Bob Baffert will send a pair of sophomores to Sunland Park for that track’s biggest day of racing this Sunday, with two-time graded winner Mucho Gusto heading to the G3 Sunland Derby and Grade 1 winner Chasing Yesterday, the half-sister to American Pharoah, taking aim on the Sunland Park Oaks. Both 3-year-olds breezed Monday […]

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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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Justin Evans Hits 2,000-Win Milestone At Sunland Park

Justin Evans scored his 2,000th career training victory on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Sunland Park in New Mexico when A & A Equine and Paul Miller’s Curlina Curlina took a maiden claiming race by 4 ½ lengths under jockey Luis Contreras as the 1-5 favorite. The 6-year-old California-bred mare by Curlin out of Helen’s Echo, […]

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