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.
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.