New Mexico leading sire Desert God has been pensioned due to advancing age and fertility issues. He will reside at owner Joseph Allen's farm near Abilene, Texas. He did not cover any mares in the 2013 breeding season.
The New Mexico Horse Breeders Association honored its 2010 state-bred champions at its annual awards banquet held at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque Jan. 27.
Zia Park Distance Championship winner Imco Spirit has been named Thoroughbred of the meet, for the Zia Park season that concluded Dec. 7.
Odds-on choice Glory Be Mine registered her seventh consecutive win when she led gate to wire to take the $151,575 New Mexico Classic Cup Championship Filly Stakes at Zia Park Oct. 31.
Trainer Todd Fincher, who won four races on the New Mexico Cup Championship card last year at Zia Park, seems well-poised to add to his total during the rich program for state breds Oct. 31.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Desert Drone||Jose R. Gonzalez, Jr.||
|Desert Tap||J. Owen Bringhurst||
|Explosive Mine||J. Michael Welch||
|Glory Be Mine||Todd W. Fincher||
|Mean Jean||O. Dwain Grissom||
|Reina de Cielo||Clifford C. Lambert, Sr.||
|Side Car||Kris Fullerton||
|Train Rider Blues||Terry A. Walker||
|Wild Time Tonight||Henry Dominguez||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|King's Swan S.||AQU|
|Go for Wand H. (gr. III)||AQU|
|Bayakoa H. (gr. II)||DMR|
|Hollywood Derby (gr. IT)||DMR|
|Battle of New Orleans S.||FG|