07/05/2013 4:11PM

New Mexico 2014 racing dates assigned


The New Mexico Racing Commission has approved 2014 dates for the state’s tracks. All of the meets will conduct races for both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.

Sunland Park, home of the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby, was granted a 76-date season. The track will open Dec. 6, 2013, and run through April 15, 2014.

SunRay Park was allotted a 39-date season, from April 18-June 22.

Ruidoso Downs, home of the Grade 1 All American Futurity for Quarter Horses, will race 60 dates next year, from May 23 through Sept. 1.

Zia Park was granted a 56-date meet, from Sept. 6 through Dec. 2.

The Downs at Albuquerque will be the site of two meets, for a total of 54 dates from Aug. 2 through Oct. 26.