Zia Park Opens for Second Season Saturday
Date Posted: 9/21/2006 7:09:38 PM

The second season of racing at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., begins on Saturday afternoon with free parking and grandstand admission.

The 49-day meet runs through Dec. 12 with racing on a Saturday through Tuesday schedule. There will be an additional day of racing on Nov. 24, the day following Thanksgiving.

The season features the inaugural running of the $300,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship for Quarter Horses on Dec. 3 and New Mexico Cup Day on Nov. 12.

Zia Park boasts average daily purse distribution of $220,000.

On Sunday afternoon, the southwest's best Thoroughbred sprinters meet in the $150,000-added Premiere Breeders' Cup Stakes over six furlongs.

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