07/08/2016 3:59PM

New Mexico sets dates for 2017 season


The New Mexico Racing Commission has awarded race dates for next season, with all of the meets in the state to again feature races for both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.

Sunland Park was awarded a 72-date meet that starts Dec. 16 and extends to April 18.

SunRay Park was granted a 36-date meet for next year from April 21 to June 19.

Ruidoso Downs is scheduled to race 60 dates in 2017, from May 26 to Sept. 4.

The Downs at Albuquerque is signed on for a 41-date meet for 2017 from June 24 to Sept. 2. The New Mexico State Fair meet at Albuquerque will follow, running 17 days from Sept. 3-24.

Zia Park in Hobbs has been granted a 56-date meet for 2017 from Sept. 9 to Dec. 12.