Mesalands’ Blanchard wins barrel racing title

Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College won the barrel racing championship at the College National Finals Rodeo, which wrapped up Saturday night in Casper, Wyo.

Raton Racino Contractor Files Lien

By Charles D. Brunt: Albuquerque Journal The lead contractor for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino has filed an $845,000 lien against Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer and Horse Racing at Raton LLC, the corporation behind the troubled $50 million racino. A claim of lien filed by James H. Franken, president of Las Vegas, N.M.-based Franken Construction […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preliminary agenda set for today’s meeting of N.M. Racing Commission

The following is the preliminary agenda for the public hearing by the New Mexico Racing Commission today at the Tucumcari Convention Center. 5:15p.m.-5:30p.m.

Track record: 70 years ago Tucumcari made racing history, will it happen again?

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Chelle Delaney “Large Crowd Expected For Opening Day Of Racing Meet Which Will Feature Large Panhandle Delegations.” That was the headline 70 years ago in the

Region should support racino

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the […]

Gaming Authority preps for Racing Commission visit

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Chelle Delaney In 37 days, the state’s Racing Commission will be in Tucumcari to hear what the community thinks about a proposed casino and racetrack off of Route 66 between Mountain Road and Interstate 40. Tuesday night, in preparation for the Racing Commission’s public hearing on July 24, “We want to get an all out […]

Community support sought for Tucumcari race track and casino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold a public hearing in Tucumcari on July 24 to determine the community’s support for a race track and casino in Tucumcari, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. “It’s important that everyone attend the meeting,” Frost said. The […]

Proposed racino will bring new money to state, supporters say

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By QCS Staff Don Chalmers of Coronado Partners, LLC announced Monday that an application had been filed Friday with the New Mexico Racing Commission and the New Mexico Gaming Control Board to develop and operate Coronado Park race track and casino in Tucumcari, according to press release. “I am very excited to bring this project […]