01/16/2002 1:00AM



SUNLAND, N.M. - Norm Amundson, racing secretary at Sunland Park, reports that the average number of starters per race after 33 days of the current meet is 9.85. This comes even though Sunland is a mixed meeting, with Quarter Horse races on the straight limited to 10 starters and 870-yard races limited to eight.

This week Sunland expanded its schedule to 11 races per day to accommodate the large horse population gathered here.