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 LAW OUTSIDE OF THE INDIAN GAMING ARENA.   A TASK FORCE CONSISTING  OF THE 5 RACE TRACKS, THE HORSEMEN AND THE HORSE BREEDERS HAS BEEN FORMED TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ADDING  SPORTS BETTING AT EACH OF OUR 5 LICENSED RACETRACKS.    A FEASIBILITY STUDY HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE AND THE LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS ARE BEING EXAMINED.   AS YOU  HAVE PROBABLY READ IN STATE NEWSPAPERS, 1 TRIBAL CASINO, SANTA ANA, LOCATED NORTH OF ALBUQUERQUE IS RAMPING UP TO SERVE BETTORS.  ANOTHER CASINO, THE INN AT THE MOUNTAIN GODS LOCATED IN RUIDOSO MAY BE RAMPING UP TO FOLLOW SANTA ANA'S LEAD AS WELL. .  THIS TOPIC IS VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR BUSINESS OF RACING HORSES AS THE WAGERING DOLLAR IS FINITE.  


ALSO ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION ARE THE PROPOSALS FOR A 6TH RACETRACK IN NEW MEXICO.   IN THIS REGARD OVER THE PAST 3 WEEKS,  SEVERAL PRESENTATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE RACING COMMISSION,   BY THE PROMOTERS  OF A RACETRACK/CASINO IN LORDSBURG, NM,  TUCUMCARI, NM AND 3 APPLICANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BUILD A RACETRACK/CASINO IN CLOVIS, NM.   THE PRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE APPLICANTS WERE QUITE SPIRITED AND THE TURNOUT BY THE RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES WAS QUITE GOOD.     MORE ON THIS AT THE UPCOMING MEETING. 


FINALLY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO BUILD A COMPREHENSIVE EMAIL ADDRESS DATABASE OF OUR 4700 LICENSED OWNERS AND 760 LICENSED TRAINERS.   CONTACT US HERE AT WWW.NEWMEXICOHORSEMEN.COM AND PRESS THE "CONTACT US"  LINK.  THIS WILL ADD YOUR EMAIL TO THE DATABASE.   

WITH YOUR EMAIL, THE HORSEMEN WILL BE ABLE TO SEND YOU NOMINATION BLANKS,   SURVEYS AND NEWSLETTERS SOLELY HAVING TO DO WITH THE BUSINESS OF RACING AND WHAT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON IN THE BUSINESS.


THANK YOU AND THE BEST TO EACH OF YOU.

CALL 505.266.7056 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR SEND US AN EMAIL AT NMHASTATE1@AOL.COM