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NM Tracks Closed to Remington Based Horses
Don’t forget to take precautionary measures against VS!
Multiple horses have been confirmed of being infected with Vesicular Stomatitis in Sandoval County.Implement a good fly and mosquito program at your barns and check for signs on all horses. Signs can include blisters around the lips, nose or sheath; lesions in the mouth; or ulceration and erosion of the coronary bands. If you suspect your horse of having Vs, call a vet immediately.The following link has more information on VS. Click Here for More Info... It’s always good to…
UPDATE ON SERVICES FOR HENRY DOMINQUEZ
VISITATION FOR HENRY DOMINGUEZ WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 4TH, FROM 5 PM TO 9 PM AT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME, WEST EL PASO, TEXAS. ROSARY WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 4 AT 7 PM AT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME, WEST EL PASO, TEXAS. FUNERAL MASS WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, AT 10:00 AM AT ST. MATHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH. INTERNMENT WILL BE AT MEMORY GARDENS OF THE VALLEY CEMETERY. PLEASE WEAR BLUE CLOTHING, NO BLACK. RIP HENRY.
RIP HENRY DOMINGUEZ
WITH REGRET AND GREAT SADNESS, I REPORT THE PASSING OF LONGTIME TRAINER AND HORSEMAN, HENRY DOMINGUEZ. HENRY WAS A GREAT TRAINER AND WONDERFUL PERSON TO KNOW. SERVICES WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK AT THE SUNSET FUNERAL HOME WEST, LOCATED AT 480 RESLER IN EL PASO, TEXAS. THE DATE OF THE SERVICES WILL POSTED WHEN KNOWN. RIP HENRY YOU ARE MISSED.
Bob Arnett Has Passed
A great Horsemen and gentleman has passed. Bob Arnett passed on May 22, 2019 at the age of 85. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Mr. Arnett was a great trainer of race horses, a great family man and friend and mentor to many. He was predeceased by his wife Wilma Jean Arnett who was always by his side and his granddaughter Joni Arnett. Among other achievements, he was leading trainer at Sunland Park for 11…
Jamie Zamora at RUIDOSO is contact person re: Ongoing AQHA REGISTRATION ISSUES
CALL 575 378 7223 TO REACH JAMIE
As you all may very well have heard, the AQHA’s new software that is utilized to create foal registration certificates is not working very efficiently. They are in crisis mode and are working with the NMRC, horsemen, and track racing offices to keep QH racing going. The AQHA is taking in about 3,000 calls per day and customer service is having difficulties keeping up with the volume. All that being said, I wanted to share the point of contact for…
New Trainers Added to The Sunray Park Horsmen's Committee
By Acclimation. New Owners appointed to serve on Committee due to vacancies. No Vote Shall be Necessary For This Year.
4 Trainers were nominated to serve a two year term on the Sunray Park Committee today, May 3, 2019 at a general called meeting. They are Jill Giles, Celio (Jr.) Trujillo, Bernadette Leyva and Justin Evans. Since only 4 Trainers were nominated to serve on the Sunray Park Horsemen's Committee, they are confirmed as Committee members by acclimation and no vote is necessary. The above named Trainers shall serve a 2 year term till 2021. In addition the following Owners…
MAY 2019 NMHA AND RACING COMMISSION MEETINGS
NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED TO RACING COMMISSION
Horsemen, please note that the NMRC Race Date Meeting set for May 15, 2019, 6PM - Farmington- has been changed to 1:30 PM, May 15, 2019 at the NMRC office located at 4900 Alameda, Bl., in Albuquerque. The NMRC regular meeting set for May 16, 2019 will also be held here in Albuquerque at the NMHA office located at 207 Palomas, NE, starting at 9:30 AM. All Horsemen are invited to attend all meetings.The NMHA regular Board meeting will take…
MAY 2019 NMHA AND NMRC MEETINGS
SUNRAY NMHA TRACK COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE TRAINERS TO SERVE 2 YEAR TERM
Horsemen, please note that the NMRC Race Date Meeting set for May 15, 2019, 6PM - Farmington has been changed to 1:30 PM, May 15, 2019 and will be held at the NMRC office-4900 Alameda, Bl., NE in Albuquerque. The NMRC regular meeting set for Thursday, May 16, 2019 will also be held in Albuquerque starting at 9:30 AM. Road trip to Farmington has been cancelled. The NMHA Board of Directors meeting will take place in Albuquerque-217 Palomas, NE- starting…
NMHA BOARD TO MEET WED. APRIL 17, 2019 BEGINNING AT 9 AM
THE NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APRIL 2019 MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE BEGINNING AT 9 AM AT THE HORSEMEN'S MAIN OFFICE LOCATED AT 217 PALOMAS, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. WE ARE LOCATED JUST BLOCKS WEST OF THE NM STATE FAIR MAIN ENTRANCE WHICH IS LOCATED AT SAN PEDRO AND COPPER, NE, ALBUQUERQUE
ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS.THE NMRC WILL HOLD A MEDICATION/RULES COMMITTEE MEETING ON APRIL 17,2019 STARTING AT 1:30 PM AT THE NMRC OFFICES LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. THE MEETING STARTS AT 1:30 PM. FOR DIRECTIONS PLEASE CALL 505.222.0700. AMONG OTHER TOPICSA MULTIPLE MEDICATION VIOLATION SYSTEM WILL BE DISCUSSED (POINTS FOR VARIOUS DRUG RELATED INFRACTIONS TO BE ASSESSED AGAINST A TRAINER'S RECORD AND REMAIN IN THE RECORD, DEPENDING ON SEVERITY, OVER A PERIOD OF TIME)FOLLOWING…
NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET ON WED., MARCH 20, 2019: NMRC TO MEET ON THURS., MARCH 21, 2019
Start writing here... NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY MEETING,BEGINNING AT 9:00 AM THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 AT THEHORSEMEN'S MAIN OFFICE LOCATED AT 217 PALOMAS, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87108. THE HORSEMEN'S OFFICE IS LOCATED JUST WEST OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE NEW MEXICO STATE FAIRGROUNDS WHICH IS ON SAN PEDRO STREET. ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING. FOR DIRECTIONS PLEASE CALL 505.266.7056 NM RACING COMMISSION WILL HOLD ITS…
NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SET FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 STARTING AT 9:00 AM
THE FEBRUARY NMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE STARTING AT 9:00 AM, FEB. 20, 2019 AT THE NMHA MAIN OFFICE LOCATED AT 217 PALOMAS, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. CALL 505.266.7056 FOR DIRECTIONS
RULES AND MEDICATION COMMITTEES OF THE NMRC WILL FOLLOW THE HORSEMEN'S MEETING AT 1:30 PM AT THE NMRC OFFICE LOCATED AT 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM. IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS, PLEASE CALL 505.222.0700. ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED.THE NM RACING COMMISSION WILL HOLD ITS FEBRUARY MEETING ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 AT ITS 4900 ALAMEDA, NE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM HEADQUARTERS. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 AM. ALL HORSEMEN ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS.THE NEW MEXICO STATE LEGISLATURE IS IN SESSION.…
ALBUTEROL BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT VERY SOON
ALBUTEROL WILL SOON BE A ZERO TOLERANCE SUBSTANCE
THE FOLLOWING IS A NEWS RELEASE ISSUED TODAY, 1/28/19, BY THE NMRC: NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION MAKES STRIDES TOWARDS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ALBUTEROL On January 16, 2019 the New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) Rules and Medication Committee voted to pass a rule that would make the drug albuterol a zero tolerance drug in the State of New Mexico. The new rule is intended to go into affect around May 1, 2019. The new rule is not breed specific and it…
NEWS FOR HORSEMEN
NMRC MEETING OF 1/17/2019
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…
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
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
The following trainers were nominated to serve on the Sunland Park Horsemen's Committee...
The following trainers were nominated to serve on the Sunland Park Horsemen's Committee:Dick Capellucci, Wes Giles, Gerald Marr and Bart Hone.There being only 4 nominations, no vote of the membership is therefore necessary and the afore-mentioned Trainers will serve a 2 year term on the Sunland Park Horsemen's Committee.Congratulations to the nominees.Respectfully.Pat BinghamHAVE a GREAT DAY!
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.
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