NOTE FOR  HORSEMEN FROM PAT BINGHAM,  505.266.7056,  CELL 505.306.0111

DEAR HORSEMEN:

ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018, THE NMHA  PUT ON ITS ANNUAL BANQUET TO HONOR THE BEST HORSES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS  THAT RACED IN NEW MEXICO DURING 2017. 

THE TOP OWNER AWARD WENT TO TOM AND SANDY McKENNA OF JUDGE LANIER RACING.

THE TOP TRAINER AWARD WENT TO JUSTIN EVANS.   THE TOP JOCKEY AWARD WENT TO ALFREDO JUAREZ.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE McKENNAS,  JUSTIN EVANS AND ALFREDO JUAREZ ON THEIR GREAT SUCCESS IN 2017.

*****THE HORSEMEN’S LIFE  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WAS AWARDED TO O.D. JAMISON AN OUTSTANDING HORSEMEN AND PERSON BY ANY MEASURE.   CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. JAMISON AND HIS FAMILY ON THIS WELL DESERVED RECOGNITION.*****

THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION MET IN OPEN SESSION YESTERDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 AT RUIDOSO DOWNS. 

 

DURING THE MEETING, THE NMRC ANNOUNCED THE APPLICANTS FOR THE 6TH AND FINAL RACETRACK WITH CASINO FOR NEW MEXICO:

THE APPLICANTS ARE,  IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: HIDALGO DOWNS,   LORDSBURG, NM;     L& M ENTERTAINMENT,   CLOVIS, NM ;     HUBBARD GROUP,   CLOVIS, NM; FULL HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT,  CLOVIS, NM;   CORONADO PARTNERS,   TUCUMCARI, NM

 

THE NMRC  PLANS TO VISIT THE SITE FOR EACH PROPOSED RACETRACK TO VIEW THE LAY OF THE LAND AND OTHER TANGIBLES.  THIS WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS TO A MONTH.  A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HORSEMEN WILL ATTEND AS WELL.

STAN SIGMAN,  ONE OF THE THREE OWNERS OF RUIDOSO DOWNS REPORTED THAT RUIDOSO DOWNS HAS ACQUIRED A TRAINED BAVARIAN SHEPHERD.  THIS BREED OF DOG IS NOTED FOR HAVING ARGUABLY THE BEST NOSE OF ANY CANINE.  THE DOG WHICH MAKES HIS ROUNDS AT RUIDOSO IS ESPECIALLY ADEPT AT SNIFFING OUT CLENBUTEROL, ALBUTEROL, SYRINGES, NEEDLES AND OTHER CONTRABAND NOT ALLOWED IN THE BARN AREA.  THE DOG IS CONSTANTLY IN TRAINING TO SEARCH FOR OTHER DRUG OR SUBSTANCES NOT ALLOWED IN THE BARN AREA. Mr. SIGMAN OFFERED TO LEND THE DOG OUT TO THE OTHER TRACKS IN NM.

THE RUIDOSO SALE FOR NM BRED TBS AND QHS WENT WELL. PRICES WERE EXCELLENT AND THERE WERE ONLY A FEW BUYBACKS.  GREAT NEWS FOR THE NM BREEDERS LOOKS LIKE RACING CONTINUES   ON THE UPTURN.

FINALLY,  TRAINERS, PLEASE HAVE ALL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR YOUR HORSE’S MEDICATIONS LISTED BY HORSE AND TRAINER.   THE FAILURE TO HAVE YOUR MEDICATION DOCUMENTED AS REQUIRED  WILL LEAD TO PROBLEMS WITH THE NM RACING COMMISSION.