Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

Press release: La Mesa requests injunction to stop racing commission

By Tom Carroll ALBUQUERQUE, NM – La Mesa Racetrack and Casino today filed for an injunction in district court, asking the court to stop the New Mexico Racing Commission from giving away its license to another racetrack operator. La Mesa was awarded a license for a racetrack and casino in 2009 and has spent several […]

Officials eye racino developments

Thomas Garcia Quay County Gaming Authority officials said they are fully aware of the added interest of a new developer and investor concerning the racetrack in Raton.

Peters has eye on Raton racino

Charles D. Brunt Dec. 01–Santa Fe art dealer and businessman Gerald “Jerry” Peters, who has twice tried to become a partner in New Mexico racinos, has his foot in the door on yet another: the long-stalled La Mesa Racetrack and Casino in Raton. Peters, a close political ally of Gov. Bill Richardson, said Tuesday he […]

Press release: Racetrack officials appeal license revocation

ALBUQUERQUE – The La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced today it has appealed last month’s decision of the Gaming Control Board (GCB) to revoke its gaming license, fighting back by saying that it had complied with all the issues raised by the GCB and that the Board did not give it appropriate legal due process […]

Raton gets racetrack

By Eric Butler Though quite a bit of money was at stake in their bid to land a racetrack in eastern New Mexico, Tucumcari representatives were sportsmanlike Monday after getting the bad news. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted down the proposal from Coronado Park Partners, the group led by Albuquerque businessman Don Chalmers that […]

Racetrack announcement due Aug. 25

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce which city will receive the sixth racing license at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at its Albuquerque offices, according to an official from Quay County who attended today’s commission meeting. The commission met in closed session at its regular meeting to discuss which group — Raton, […]

State’s racetracks favor Raton over Tucumcari

Chelle Delaney Representatives of New Mexico’s five racetracks have weighed in with their support for adding a racetrack in Raton, according to copies of letters sent over the past 21 days to the New Mexico Racing Commission. Raton,

Commission set to review racetrack applications Wednesday

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce Wednesday the date it plans to declare its selection for the last remaining racetrack license in the state, according to the agenda for the commission’s next regular meeting on Wednesday. The commissioners will also meet in a closed session to discuss three separate license applications, including […]

Residents turn out to support proposed ‘racino’

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Dressed in race-horse attire, an 8-year-old burro named Jack Rabbit gave rides to children Thursday in the Tucumcari Convention Center parking lot. Many adults in the region are hoping to see some real race horses in the coming months. “We need something to boost the economy,” said […]