Sunland Park Expected to Ask for All-Thoroughbred Meet

The track is asking to break from its traditional mixed-meet format.

Q-Racing Journal

Sunland Park Racetrack is expected to ask the New Mexico Racing Commission for a 2016-17 all-Thoroughbred meet.

Sunland Park Racetrack management is expected to ask the New Mexico Racing Commission for an all-Thoroughbred meet for 2016-17.

The commission will hold a Race Dates meeting in Albuquerque on Wednesday, May 18, one day before its regular monthly meeting on May 19. According to reports Sunland Park will ask to conduct a 72-day Thoroughbred meet to begin in December 2016. The track has conducted a mixed-meet format, including Quarter Horses, since it opened in 1959.

Concerned horsemen and women are asked to respectfully voice their concerns to the New Mexico Racing Commission, New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association, and New Mexico Horsemen’s Association. Use the information below to access contact information:

New Mexico Racing Commission Phone: (505) 222-0700 Email:
NMRC Executive Director: Ismael Trejo Email:
New Mexico Racing Commissioners Ray Willis – Chairman:
Gayla D. McCulloch - Vice Chair –
Beverly Bourguet:
Jerry Cosper DVM:
Robert M. Doughty:

New Mexico Breeder’s Association Phone: (505) 262-0224 Email: Email:

New Mexico Horsemen’s Association Phone: (505) 266-7056.

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