02/24/2016 3:40PM

Sunland resumes racing, but two big stakes in doubt


Sunland Park in New Mexico is scheduled to resume racing after a month’s absence Friday, but the status of its premier races, the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Park Derby and $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks, are pending. Both are “tentatively scheduled to run” March 20, according to a press release issued Tuesday night by Sunland. The track has not raced since Jan. 22 due to an outbreak of equine herpesvirus in which more than 72 horses were confirmed positive in New Mexico, most of them stabled at Sunland.