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  • Ruidoso Fire

    Wildfire Causes Little Damage at Ruidoso

    The Billy The Kid Casino has reopened and Ruidoso Downs is ready for horses to move into the stable area April 25 after the 6,500-acre White Fire burned adjacent to the New Mexico track's property April 3.

  • 3-year-old Ocean Lad (#1, inside) raced to the win by a scant nose over his 4-year-old brother Oceanor.

    Full Brothers Thrill At Ruidoso

    Two full brothers raced nose and nose for 7 1/2 furlongs at Ruidoso July 23, with 3-year-old Ocean Lad defeating 4-year-old Oceanor by a nose in a maiden claiming event.

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    Peppers Pride Bred to Distorted Humor

    Peppers Pride, who holds the modern-day American record for consecutive wins, was bred March 27 to WinStar stallion Distorted Humor.

  • Henry Dominguez, trainer of Storming Saint and Raise the Bridle

    Five Questions: Henry Dominguez

    Trainer ran two 3-year-olds in the Feb. 27 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park. Raise the Bar finished first, but was DQ'd to second behind his other colt, Storming Saint. It was 8 3/4 lengths back to the third-placed runner.

  • New Mexico state representative Candy Spence Ezzell (right), Dr. Leonard Blach (center), and Scott Scanland of Sunland Park celebrate Mine That Bird as New Mexico Horse of the Year for 2009.

    NM House Honors Mine That Bird

    New Mexico state representative Candy Spence Ezzell recognized Mine That Bird as "New Mexico Horse of the Year for 2009." The memorial passed the state's House of Representatives Feb. 11 unanimously by a vote of 70-0.

  • Eric Alwan, publicity director of Sunland Park

    Five Questions: Eric Alwan

    The Sunland Derby on March 28 will be graded for the first time in 2010. We caught up with Sunland Park publicity director Eric Alwan this week as he was preparing for the track's opening and asked him five questions.

  • Avenue of Flags to Winners Circle in NM

    Avenue of Flags, sire of this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner California Flag, will stand in 2010 for a private fee at James Wasson's Winners Circle Bloodstock Farms near Las Cruces, N.M.

  • Distorted Reality to Fleming Thoroughbred

    Distorted Reality, a multiple stakes winner by Distorted Humor, will stand in 2010 for a private fee at Marvin Fleming's Fleming Thoroughbred Farm near Willcox, Ariz.

  • Golden Ransom to Buena Suerta Equine

    Golden Ransom, a 10-year-old son of Hennessy, will stand in 2010 at Dr. Leonard Blach's Buena Suerta Equine near Roswell, N.M., for a fee of $2,000.

  • Aeneas Sires First Winner

    Grade II stakes-placed Aeneas sired his first winner when his daughter Venus Avenue won Oct. 26 at Zia Park.

  • Surface Renovation, Infield Upgrades at Zia

    When the fall racing season begins Sept. 12 at Zia Park, fans will be treated to infield upgrades and horses will race over a completely renovated track.

  • Mine That Bird

    Mine That Bird to Appear at Ruidoso

    Mark Allen, the co-owner of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, said the gelding will appear in New Mexico in September.

  • Mine That Bird

    Woolley Soaking Up First Derby Experience

    As heavy rain fell on Churchill Downs in the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. took it with a smile. On Saturday, he sent out Mine That Bird in the Run for the Roses, and posted a 50-1 upset.

  • Proud Tower Too

    Proud Tower Too Retired

    Grade I winner Proud Tower Too, who stood at stud in 2008 and then was returned to training, has been retired again.

  • Peppers Pride, who holds the modern day American record for consecutive wins, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.

    Record Holder Peppers Pride Retired

    Peppers Pride, who holds the modern day American record for consecutive wins, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for breeder/owner Joe Allen.

  • Peppers Pride

    Peppers Pride Stays Hot to the End

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Peppers Pride extended the modern day American record for consecutive wins to 19 when she won at Zia Park on Dec. 14. It may have been the amazing New Mexico-bred filly's final performance and was certainly one of her best.

  • Golden Yank heads the field Zia Park Derby Dec. 6.

    Golden Yank Targets Zia Park Derby

    Golden Yank, fresh off an impressive win in the $350,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, heads the field in the $150,000 Zia Park Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles Dec. 6 at Zia Park in New Mexico.

  • Major Handle Increase on New Mexico Cup

    Final figures have revealed that Zia Park had a significant 70% overall handle increase for the stakes-filled New Mexico Cup program Nov. 9.