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NM University stands to lose if casino goes forward

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is reviewing the possible impact of a proposed casino in Anthony, NM and its implications for a donation to the school, according to Diana Alba in the Las Cruces Sun-News. A provision in the will of Stan Fulton, the wealthy owner of Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, states NMSU will […]

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Sunland Park sees drop in handle

Average daily handle at Sunland Park dropped 10% over 2009-10 numbers accompanied by a 3.3% decline in average daily purses and 12 fewer races carded.

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Astrology to make 2011 debut in Sunland Derby

Last year’s Grade III Iroquois Stakes winner Astrology will make his 2011 season debut on March 26th in the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park.

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Asmussen’s Fusa Code takes key Sunland Derby prep

A Steve Asmussen-trained maiden upset the $100,000 Borderland Derby Saturday at Sunland Park. 7-1 Fusa Code ran greenly in the stretch but held on to win by three-quarters of a length for his first victory in five starts.  The 1 1/16-mile Borderland Derby is the major local prep for the Grade 3 Sunland Derby March […]

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Sunland Park starts 52nd year of racing on Friday

Consisting of 77 live racing days and highlighted by the $800,000 Grade III Sunland Derby, Sunland Park will begin its meet on Friday.

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By Ray PaulickThis was a Triple Crown for the little guys, and I’m not talking about jockeys. We had a Kentucky Derby won by a 50-1 longshot, Mine That Bird, a gelding that once sold for $9,500 as a yearling. He was trained by Bennie L. “Chip” Woolley Jr.,  a black hat wearing cowboy […]

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