New Mexico

American Anthem to Stand in New Mexico

MGSW American Anthem (Bodemeister--Indy's Windy by A.P. Indy) has been purchased by Reliance Ranches, in a sale brokered by Pat Morelli, and will stand stud at Sierra Blanco Equine in New Mexico. Bred by WinStar Farm, he was purchased by Aron Yagoda's E.J. Stable for $180,000 at KEESEP and resold to his breeder in partnership with China Horse Club for $435,000 at OBS March. He won three graded events, including the GII Woody Stephens S., and placed in multiple Grade Is for those connections and trainer Bob Baffert, before selling...

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GSW Runaway Ghost Retired, to Stand in New Mexico

GSW Runaway Ghost (Ghostzapper--Rose's Desert, by Desert God) has been retired from racing and will stand for the 2021 breeding season at Double LL Farms in Bosque, New Mexico. With lifetime earnings of $783,509, he won a total of six stakes races, from six furlongs to a mile and an eighth, by a combined 27 1/4 lengths. His GIII Sunland Derby win earned him the right to "Run for the Roses" in the 2018 GI Kentucky Derby, but he was forced to scratch prior to the Derby after suffering a...

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Sunland Derby Cancelled; Track to Close Indefinitely

Sunland Park in New Mexico has become the latest racetrack to shutter indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic--the GIII Sunland Derby, which offered qualifying points for the GI Kentucky Derby and was scheduled for next Sunday, will not be run. The announcement came within minutes of the release of an overnight for the would-be Sunland Derby card. "Yesterday afternoon we received a call at about 12:30 from [Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham]'s office," Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino GM Rick Baugh said in a video posted on twitter Sunday by Felix...

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