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NMRC MEETING OF 1/17/2019

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
January 2019   34 views

GOOD MORNING HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU. Following are the highlights of yesterday's NMRC meeting. Tabled the purse structure for coming meet at Sunray Park pending consultation with Horsemen re purses for coming 2019 race-meet. The 2018 race-meet will be a short one 17 days in all beginning on May 3 and running until June 2. Purses will be in neighborhood of $3.4 million or $200,000 per day. Need to have purse structure set so that each level of…

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NHMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16,2019

NMHA BOARD TO MEET ON JANUARY 16, 2019 AT THE HORSEMEN'S OFFICES LOCATED AT 2017 PALOMAS, NE,  ALBUQUERQUE, NM,   MEETING TO START AT 9:00 AM,  THE NMRC RULES COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON THE JANUARY 16, 2019,  AS WELL,  STARTING AT 1:30 PM AT THE NMRC OFFICE LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA BLVD, NE ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
January 2019   28 views

Start writing here...ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THESE MEETINGS. THE NMRC WILL MEET IN OPEN SESSION ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019 AT THE NMRC OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. THE MEETING STARTS AT 9:30 AM. HOPE TO SEE ALL HORSEMEN AT ALL OF THE MEETINGS THAT ARE COMING UP. IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS TO WHERE THE MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE, CALL US AT 505.266.7056 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.SINCERELY, PAT BINGHAM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NMHA

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6TH RACETRACK HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED

THE NMRC MET TODAY IN SPECIAL SESSION AND ON ADVICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO APPROVE THE LICENSE APPLICATION FOR A 6TH RACETRACK FOR NEW MEXICO.   THE NMRC WILL RECOMMEND TO THE NEWLY ELECTED GOVERNOR TO PROCEED WITH APPROVAL AFTER THE GOVERNOR ELECT TAKES OFFICE. THE PROCESS FOR A 6TH RACETRACK  IS NOT CONCLUDED AND ESSENTIALLY HAS BEEN PLACED ON HOLD.   HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
December 2018   70 views

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RACING COMMISSION TO MEET ON 6TH TRACK LICENSE

MEETING TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2018,  TIME 10:00 AM

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
December 2018   52 views

THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION WILL MEET ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2018, AT 10:00 AM AT THE COMMISSION OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, BL., NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87113. FOR DIRECTIONS CALL 505.222.0700. THE NMRC WILL MEET TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATIONS FOR A 6TH NEW MEXICO RACETRACK LICENSE. I5 APPLICANTS HAVE APPLIED FOR THE LICENSE FOR A RACETRACK TO BE BASED IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES: LORDSBURG, NM ONE APPLICANT, CLOVIS, THREE APPLICANTS, AND TUCUMCARI, NM ONE APPLICANT.WILL REPORT ON…

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NO ACTION TAKEN ON 6TH RACETRACK LICENSE

THE NMRC TOOK NO ACTION TO APPROVE THE 6TH TRACK AT 12/22/18 SPECIAL MEETING

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
December 2018   75 views

THE NMRC TOOK NO ACTION TO APPROVE THE 6TH RACETRACK LICENSE DURING ITS 12/21/18. THE NMRC MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS AND CAME TO NO CONCLUSION TO EITHER APPROVE OR REJECT WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A 6TH RACETRACK IN NEW MEXICO.A BIG SHOUTOUT TO REY MARQUEZ A LONGTIME HORSEMEN. HE TURNS 90 YEARS OLD TODAY. HIS RECORD WITH HIS SMALL STABLE IS QUITE REMARKABLE. HAPPY BIRTHDAY REY.A HEARTY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EACH AND EVERYONE. RESPECTFULLY, PAT BINGHAM

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Racing Commission to Hold Special Meeting

The NMRC will hold a Special Meeting this coming Friday, December 21, 2018

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
December 2018   104 views

Greetings and Happy Holidays. The NMRC has called a special meeting for this Friday, December 21, 2018. The meeting will start at 9:00 AM and will cover the following topics: Threatened or Pending Litigation which will be dealt with in executive session and the 6th Racetrack License. The subject of litigation has to do with lawsuit filed by Lordsburg over the feasibility study that was commissioned by the NMRC regarding the 6th track. By now, I would surmise that the…

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Worker's Compensation Initiative

Horsemen Survey, Please Participate

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
December 2018   114 views

The NMHA is seeking information to determine the feasibility of supplementing the purchase of Worker's Compensation Insurance by Trainers and Owners who are required under New Mexico law to have it. Presently, New Mexico law requires that all agricultural employers including NMRC licensed race horse Trainers have worker's compensation insurance protection in place for their workers, including grooms, gallop personnel and themselves so long as they are in operation.Briefly, the law requires that a trainer have worker's comp insurance in…

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NMHA Presentation on Recent Corticosteroid Overages in NM

Members are Cordially Invited to Attend This Presentation

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
November 2018   226 views

New Mexico Horsemen’s Association Presentation of Finding and Discussion Corticosteroid Overages in New Mexico Date and Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:30 AM Location: Albuquerque Marriot, 2101 Louisiana Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505.881.6800) AGENDA Welcome: Patrick Bingham Introduction/Moderator: Darrell Vienna Round Table Panel: Dr. Clara Fenger, DVM, PhD., DACVIM Carlo Fisco, Esq., J.D. Dr. Paul Jensen, DVM, DACVS. Dr. Clayton McCook, MSc., DVM. Dr. Richard Sams, Phd. Dr. Thomas Tobin, MVB, MSc., PhD., MRCVS, DABT, AMAORC. Susan Vescovo Topics:…

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NOTES FROM THE NMRC MEETING OF OCTOBER 18, 2108

THESE ARE  NOTES AND NOT THE OFFICIAL MINUTES OR A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE NMRC MEETING

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
October 2018   398 views

Notes from the NMRC Meeting October 18, 2018 Discussion regarding approval for 6th track took place during meeting. The Mescalero Tribe challenged the approval of the 6th racetrack license by stating that they, and other tribes who are members to the 2015 Compact with the State of New Mexico are legally entitled notice from the NMRC and a copy of any NMRC prepared feasibility study regarding the 6th track’s effect on the Mescalero and other Tribal Interests, as well as…

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THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE HAS INFORMED US THAT IT WILL NO LONGER

MAIL OUT NOMINATIONS BLANKS FOR ITS FUTURITIES AND DERBYS INCLUDING THE 2019 NM STATE FAIR  QH FUT. , THE 2019 LA FIESTA QH DERBY, THE 2019 LA FIESTA FUTURITY, THE 2019 STATE FAIR TB FUTURITY, AND   THE 2019 NM STATE FAIR QH DERBY. ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE ON NOVEMBER 1, 2018.    GO TO stakes@abqdowms/com TO DOWNLOAD A NOMINATION BLANK.  YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL THE NMHA AT NMHASTATE1@AOL.COM AND REQUEST A BLANK AND WE WILL EMAIL IT YOU.   Questions, call us   at 505.266.7056

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
October 2018   393 views

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NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2018, 9:00 AM

THE HORSEMEN'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE NMHA OFFICES, LOCATED AT  217 PALOMAS, NE ALBUQUERQUE, NM  87108,  JUST EAST OF THE NM STATE FAIRGROUNDS.

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
October 2018   336 views

OPEN FOR DISCUSSION WILL BE PROGRESS IN MAKING SPORTS-BETTING AT NEW MEXICO RACETRACKS A REALITY . AS YOU MAY BE AWARE A RECENT DECISION OF THE US SUPREME COURT OPENED THE DOOR ON SPORTS BETTING ON COLLEGE SPORTS IN STATES WHERE PERMITTED BY LAW. A NUMBER OF STATES HAVE ALREADY INITIATED SPORTS BETTING AT THEIR RACING VENUES. OTHER STATES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SPORTS BETTING A REALITY.IN NEW MEXICO SPORTS BETTING IS NOT ALLOWED BY…

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A LEGEND IN  OUR SPORT HAS PASSED AWAY

O.D. JAMISON PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
October 2018   343 views

WITH SADNESS WE REPORT THAT O.D. JAMISON HAS PASSED AWAY. THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENT OF THE NMHA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, MR. JAMISON IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 63 YEARS, STEPHANIE (FANNIE) JAMISON AND HIS SONS, O.D., JR., JIMMY, STEVEN RAY AND DAUGHTERS LINDA AND JUDY, AND GRANDCHILDREN. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH MR. JAMISON'S FAMILY. HIS RACING FAMILY SHALL MISS HIM GREATLY.

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NMHA BOARD TO MEET SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 AT MAIN OFFICE, 217 PALOMAS, NE, ALBQUERQUE

PLEASE ATTEND, ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED,   MEETING BEGINS AT 9:00 AM FOR DIRECTIONS CALL 505.266.7056

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
September 2018   481 views

MEETING OF NMRC MEDICATION AND RULES COMMITTEE TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 AT THE NMRC OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. FOR DIRECTIONS CALL THE NMRC AT 505.222.0700.THE SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING OF THE NMRC WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT THE NMRC OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. THE MEETING BEGINS AT 9:30 AM. PLEASE ATTEND, ALL ARE WELCOME.CONGRATS TO RUIDOSO DOWNS WHICH HAD A GREAT RACE MEET THIS YEAR. THOUGH THE…

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Notes for Horsemen

NMHA Banquet, Ruidoso   August 22, 2018;  NMRC Meeting  August 23, 2018

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
August 2018   556 views

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…

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NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET IN RUIDOSO HALL OF FAME ROOM FOR OPEN MEETING

RUIDOSO ON AUGUST 22, 2018 AT 9:00 AM:   NMHA AWARDS AND RECOGNITION BANQUET TO BE HELD 8/22 AT TURF CLUB, RUDIOSO DOWNS STARTING AT 6:30 PM FOR BEVERAGE SERVICE, DINNER STARTS AT  7:30 PM.  TICKETS ARE 20$ ADULTS AND CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER FREE:     ALL HORSEMEN AND FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND CONTACT TERRI AT THE NMHA OFFICE,  505.266.7056 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
August 2018   727 views

NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION TO MEET IN OPEN SESSION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018, IN THE RUIDOSO HALL OF FAME ROOM STARTING AT 9:30 AM. ON THE AGENDA WILL BE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 6TH TRACK APPLICATIONS, DISCUSSION OF THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE NMRC AND INDUSTRIAL LABS FOR PRE AND POST RACE TESTING AMONG OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST TO HORSEMEN.THE ENTITIES VYING FOR THE 6TH AND FINAL RACETRACK LICENSE IN NEW MEXICO ARE:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------L & M ENTERTAINMENT, CLOVIS, NM --------CITY OF…

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NM RACING COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING ON 6TH RACETRACK

ON MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018, MEETING TO START AT 1:30 PM AT THE NMRC OFFICES IN ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
July 2018   817 views

THE NMRC HAS NOTICED A MEETING TO DISCUSS A 6TH RACETRACK FOR NEW MEXICO TO BE HELD THIS COMING MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018 AT THE NMRC OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87113. THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND STARTS AT 1:30 PM. ALL HORSEMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. FOR DIRECTIONS CALL 505.222.0700. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. PAT BINGHAM, 505.266.7056 OR 505.306.0111

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NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET ON WED. JULY 18, 2018

NMRC TO MEET IN OPEN SESSION ON JULY 19, 2018

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
July 2018   780 views

THE NEW MEXICO HORSEMEN'S ASSN. BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL MEET TOMORROW JULY 18, 2018 AT THE NMHA STATE OFFICE LOCATED AT 217 PALOMAS, NM 87108 FOR ITS MONTHLY MEETING. CALL 505.266.7056 FOR DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9:00 AM. TOPICS FOR THE MEETING SHALL INCLUDE THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSED 6TH TRACK FOR NEW MEXICO.ALL HORSEMEN ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS OF THE NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.THE RACING COMMISSION WILL MEET IN OPEN…

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VOTING FOR OWNERS TO SERVE ON DAA HORSEMEN'S COMMITTEE

BEGINS TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 AND ENDS SUNDAY JULY 15 AT 3:30 PM

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
July 2018   814 views

THE FOLLOWING ARE CANDIDATES FOR THE 4 OPEN OWNER'S SLOTS ON THE DOWNS AT ALBUQUERQUE HORSEMEN'S TRACK COMMITTEE: ROY MANFREDI, JOANNE VAN DER GEEST, TONY CAPPELLUCCI, JASON RADER, LESLIE FINCHER AND MATT ROUNSEVILLE. YOU MAY VOTE ONLY ONCE AND FOR UP TO FOUR CANDIDATES. YOU MUST HAVE A VALID NMRC OWNERS OR TRAINERS LICENSE ON HAND TO BE ABLE TO VOTE.YOU MAY VOTE BY INTERNET BY GOING TO WWW.NEWMEXICOHORSEMEN.COM AND PRESSING ON THE VOTE BOTTOM. VOTING BY INTERNET BECOMES LIVE…

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CORRECTION ON RECENT POST REGARDING VOTING FOR DAA COMMITTEE

New Mexico Horsemen's Association, Pat Bingham
June 2018   793 views

HORSEMEN, VOTING FOR OWNERS WHO WISH TO SERVE A 2 YEAR TERM ON THE DAA HORSEMEN'S COMMITTEE SHALL START ON SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018 AT 7 AM INSTEAD OF JUNE 30, 2018 AS PREVIOUSLY STATED. VOTING BY INTERNET SHALL ALSO COMMENCE AT 7 AM ON JULY 7. IN PERSON VOTING SHALL BE FROM 7 AM TO 12 NOON, JULY 7 UNTIL JULY 15, 2018 (JULY 9 AND 10 SHALL BE DARK DAYS AND NO VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE ON THOSE…

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