Here are the proposed race dates from each racetrack:


Sunland Park51 days from December 31, 2021 – March 27, 2022

                        Running Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Tuesday



SunRay Park18 days from April 15, 2022 – May 22, 2022

                        Running Friday, Saturday, & Sunday



Ruidoso Downs47 days from May 27, 2022 – September 5, 2022

            Running Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (Will run July 4th but not the Friday of Labor Day Weekend).


The Downs At Albuquerque & New Mexico State Fair34 days from August 5, 2022 – September 25, 2022, Running Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday during August and 11 consecutive days for the New Mexico State Fair.  No night racing during the New Mexico State Fair.



Zia Park44 days from October 1, 2022 – December 13, 2022

            Running Saturday, Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday


Mr. Trejo, Executive Director of the NM Racing Commission explained that because they feel that a race meet starts on the first day of entries, this schedule is acceptable.


This is a total of 194 days, a reduction of 61 days from 2019 when there were 255 days of racing.


The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association proposed a total of 256 days with Sunland Park running 70, SunRay Park running 27, Ruidoso Downs running 47, the Downs At Albuquerque running 40, the New Mexico State Fair running 17, & Zia Park running 55.


The race dates will be voted on by the Commissioners at their next meeting to be held in person at 4900 Alameda Blvd, NE in Albuquerque and is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. on July 22nd if you should wish to attend.