Deadline to apply for racino license extended

Freedom New Mexico The deadline to apply for the state’s remaining racing license has been extended another three weeks by the New Mexico Racing Commission, according to Warren Frost, Quay County Gaming authority executive director. The commission extended the deadline for applications from Sept. 2 to Sept. 23, Frost said Thursday. Frost said there should […]

Racino delays could open door for Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico Construction delays on the Raton racino could open the door for Tucumcari to lure it to Quay County. Logan attorney Warren Frost, president of the Quay County Gaming Authority, said he has mailed a letter to the New Mexico Racing Commission stating Tucumcari’s continued interest in building a racino, which is a […]

Raton gets racino nod

Freedom New Mexico Correspondent 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 […]

Residents voice opinions on proposed racino

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Residents turn out to show support for proposed ‘racin

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Melanie Jones, 8, of Tucumcari rode 8-year-old Burro, ‘Jack Rabbit,’ during a tailgate party, which preceded a racing commission hearing. The mule’s owner, Jack Smith, right, said a racetrack and casino would bring much needed revenue to Tucumcari. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer TUCUMCARI — Dressed in race-horse attire, […]

‘Racino’ could boost economy in Tucumcari

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 […]

Racino in Tucumcari?

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License to be filed for Tucumcari casino, racetrack

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Rio Rancho businessman Don Chalmers is partnering with the Quay County Gaming Authority in a bid to build a $40 million horse racing track and casino on Interstate 40 in Tucumcari. Chalmers announced Wednesday in Tucumcari that the investors, under the banner of newly formed Coronado Partnership LLC, will […]