With no less than six tracks offering live racing, New Mexico offers plenty of choices when it comes to action for horse racing fans. Sunland Park is the busiest of the tracks, offering 55 days of live racing. Also, Zia Park (48 days) and Ruidoso Downs (47) are other busy tracks.
There’s also The Downs at Albuquerque (21), SunRay Park (18) and the New Mexico State Fair (17) are other live racing options for New Mexicans. All six tracks offer thoroughbred racing, with The Downs at Albuquerque and Zia Park also including quarter horse racing.
New Mexico Best Horse Betting Offers
- AmWager New Mexico: Some restriction apply
- RISKFREENew Mexico residents are not allowed to wager on tracks within the state, including Ruidoso Downs, Sunland Park, Zia Park, Downs at Albuquerque, and SunRay Park
- BET200Check TwinSpires.com for updates as state availability and promotions may change.
New Mexico Horse Betting Sites And Mobile Apps
- 1/ST BET
- NYRA Bets
- Hollywood Races
- Premier Turf Club
Current Promos by New Mexico Horse Betting Sites
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|DRF Bets||$200 first-deposit match, unlimited DRF Classic and Formulator Past Performances|
|TwinSpires New Mexico||$200 signup bonus, free play daily & weekly options, live races and highlights|
|TVG online||Get up to $200, Money Back Special on select races, free expert picks|
TVG New Mexico
Get up to $200 Back If your first single-horse win bet doesn’t win. TVG also fees on your first deposit of $50 or more.
Betting Features: TVG Expert Picks for everyday, Free Past Performances Program, Money Back Special on select races.
TwinSpires New Mexico
TwinSpires offers a $200 signup bonus to new customers. The $200 bonus cash is credited instantly after $500 in completed wagers are played.
Betting Features: Live races and highlights of previous races both on the website and the app, a 15% boost on a winning Trifecta bet every Tuesday.
NYRA Bets New Mexico
Newcomers to NYRA Bets receive a $25 free bet, as well as a 50 percent matching first deposit bonus up to a maximum of $200. After customer wagers $400 in first 30 days. Then $200 wagering credit deposited to the account.
Betting Features: Free live video streaming (HD live and replay) on Thoroughbred, Harness and Quarter horse racing and race replays nationwide, free handicapping tips, swap positions quickly for Exacta, Tri & Supers.
AmWager New Mexico
AmWager offers new players in New Mexico the chance to choose their own signup bonus from among two options. Firstly, there’s a $300 first-deposit match. To gain the total value of the bonus, players must make the first deposit of $100 and then wager at least $100 through their first 30 days as an AmWager customer.
The second option is a $500 cash-back offer. Players who opt for this signup bonus will receive 10 percent cash back on every wager during their first 30 days as an AmWager customer. To access the full $500 cash back they would need to wager at least $5,000 over that initial 30-day period.
Betting Features: pool wagering, race replays, free bet, current and historical horse race results.
First Bet New Mexico
1/ST BET’s new players can choose from among three signup bonus options. They can get a $20 match for their first $20 wagered, a $100 match for their first $500 wagered, or a $10 match per $100 up to a total match of $500. A bettor would need to wager $5,000 to max out the latter offer. They have 90 days to fulfill the bonus requirements of each offer.
Betting Features: Rewards points every Tuesday and other weekly offers.
Popular Online Horse Bet Types & Races
Win, place and show wagering are the standard straight bets offered at New Mexico racetracks. With a win wager, a horse must finish first. A place bet enables a payout on a first or second-place finish. Show wagering covers a finish in any of the top three spots during a race. Across the board, wagering is another straight bet variable. With this bet, the horse pays out on any or all of the top three spots on the board.
Exotic wagers include the daily double, which pays for selecting the winner of consecutive races. The Pick Three and Pick Six are longer variables of the daily double. Multiple horses can be played on these wagers at a higher cost to the bettor.
Exactas (picking the first and second-place finishers of a race in correct order) and trifectas (selecting the first, second, and third-place finishers in correct order) are other exotics offered to New Mexico bettors. By boxing these bets, the horses selected are eligible to finish in any order among the places required for a payout. Wheeling these wagers picks one horse to win, with other horses wheeled into the payout positions of the wager.
New Mexico Horse Racing Betting Legal Overview
There is historical evidence of horse racing in New Mexico stretching back into the late 1930s at the state fair. Those were non-wagering events. It wasn’t until the mid-1940s that pari-mutuel wagering was legalized across the state with the launch of The Downs at Albuquerque.
Ruidoso Downs opened in 1947. Sunland Park started racing in 1959. Forty years later, Sunland launched the first racino in the state. Sun Ray Park and Zia Park also opened once the racino option was available.
Major Horse Betting Events In The USA That You Can Bet On In New Mexico
|6-05||700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY, 40208||TVG|
|20-05||5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215||AmWager|
|10-06||2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003||AmWager|
The Downs at Albuquerque offers the New Mexico State Fair Futurity a race for New Mexico breds which is the oldest continuously run quarter horse race in the USA. Additionally, AQHA Challenge Day is held every year at the track.
Zia Park is home to the $8 million quarter horse Triple Crown. The series consists of the Ruidoso and Rainbow Futurities, each with a purse of $1 million, and the $3 million All American Futurity. Any horse winning all three races earns a $3 million bonus.
New Mexico Racetracks
The Downs at Albuquerque: 145 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Offering live thoroughbred racing from July-August and in October.
New Mexico State Fair: 300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Offering live thoroughbred racing in September.
Ruidoso Downs: 26225 U.S. 70, NM, 88346. Offering live thoroughbred racing from May-September.
Sunland Park: 1200 Futurity Dr, Sunland Park, NM. Offering live thoroughbred racing from December-April.
SunRay Park: 39 Road 5568, Farmington, NM 87401. Offering live thoroughbred racing April-May.
Zia Park: 3901 W Millen Dr., Hobbs, NM 88240. Offering live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing from October-December.
New Mexico Online Horse Betting FAQs
All New Mexico racetracks offer year-round simulcast wagering. Their races can also be streamed via a subscription to the Racing Television Network. Live streams are also available to New Mexico horse players by opening an account with 1/ST BET, AmWager, NYRA Bets, Hollywood Races, Premier Turf Club, TVG, or TwinSpires.
18 for pari-mutuel horse wagering.
1/ST BET, NYRA Bets, TVG, and TwinSpires are the top horse-wagering platforms in the state.