THE REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING FOR THE NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2018. THE START TIME FOR THE MEETING IS 9:00 AM. THE PROPOSED AGENDA FOR THE MEETING WILL BE APPROVALS OF THE 2019 SUNRAY PARK RACE MEET CONDITION BOOK, THE 2019 STALL APP FOR SUNRAY, AND  STAKES SCHEDULE.   NOTE,  THE SUNRAY PARK MEET WILL RUN FOR 17 DAYS ONLY,  THIS YEAR, FROM MAY 3, 2019 TO JUNE 2, 2018. (THE NMHA HAS APPEALED THE GRANTING BY THE NMRC OF THE 17 DAY MEET FOR SUNRAY AND NO DECISION HAS COME IN AS YET).  THE SUNRAY PARK COMMITTEE IS REVIEWING THE PROPOSED CONDITION BOOK AT PRESENT.  DISCUSSION WILL ALSO BE HELD ON THE 6TH NM RACE TRACK APPLICATION.    THE TOPIC OF SPORTS BETTING AT NM RACETRACKS WILL BE DISCUSSED AS WELL.    


RUIDOSO DOWNS HAS SEVERAL ITEMS UP FOR APPROVAL,  2020 TRIPLE CROWN NOMINATION BLANK, 2019 MAIDEN STAKES RACE NOMINATION BLANK, 2019 STAKES SCHEDULE.


THESE ITEMS WILL BE ON THE AGENDA FOR APPROVAL AT THE NM RACING COMMISSION MEETING THAT IS SET FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AND POSSIBLY THE 16TH (IF THERE IS DEMAND)  AS WELL.    ALSO ON THE NMRC AGENDA IS DISCUSSION OF FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE 6TH AND NEWEST RACETRACK FOR NEW MEXICO.  AS YOU ARE AWARE 3 APPLICANTS HAVE APPLIED  FOR A RACING LICENSE IN CLOVIS, NM,  1 HAS APPLIED FOR THE LICENSE IN TUCUMCARI, NM AND A FINAL APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED FOR A TRACK IN LORDSBURG, NM.  FINAL DECISION FOR THE 6TH TRACK WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 6, 2018.


THE NMRC WILL BE PRODUCING A NEWSLETTER WHICH WILL BE SENT TO ALL 5,400 MEMBERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH  THE HOLIDAYS.   TO ENHANCE THE CONTENT OF THE NEWSLETTER WE ARE REQUESTING FOLKS WHO PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR INDUSTRY,  FARRIERS, HAULERS OF HORSES, VETS, LICENSED TRAINERS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO  PROVIDES A SERVICE TO OUR INDUSTRY TO SEND US AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAME, SERVICE, CONTACT INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN  INCLUDE  THIS INFORMATION IN THE NEWSLETTER TO OUR MEMBERSHIP.   ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A LIST OF PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE AT THE READY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO OUR MEMBERS AND INDUSTRY. 


EMAIL YOUR INFO TO NMHASTATE1@AOL.COM OR FAX IT TO 505.266.0643 AND WE WILL SEE THAT IT MAKES IT INTO OUR NEWSLETTER.  THERE IS NO COST FOR INCLUSION OF YOUR SERVICE CONTACT INFO IN OUR NEWSLETTER. 


AT PRESENT THE STALL LIST FOR SUNLAND PARK IS NOT PRINTED.   THE SUNLAND PARK MEET STARTS WITH ENTRIES ON DECEMBER 21, 2018 FOR THE FIRST RACE DAY OF RACING,  DECEMBER 28, 2018 AND CONCLUDES ON MAY 5, 2019.    STABLE AREA AT SUNLAND PARK WILL BE OPENED ON DECEMBER 12, ,2018 FOR DROPPING OFF AND SETTING UP STABLES,  WITH THE TRACK WILL BE  OPENED FOR TRAINING ON DECEMBER 17, 2018.     THE NMRC WILL CONDUCT ITS INSPECTION OF SUNLAND PARK ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2018 .  ALL HORSEMEN ARE WELCOME TO DO THE WALKAROUND. 

COMING SOON WILL BE A NEW CLAIM FORM  FROM THE NMRC.  WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE FORM AS AMENDED GOES LIVE.


HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND A SALUTE TO GOOD CLEAN RACING.


SINCERELY,  PAT BINGHAM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.   505.266.7056.