Live horse racing season returns to SunRay Park for an 18-day season

FARMINGTON — A total of 98 horses have been entered for Friday’s opening day program of the 2022 Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing season at SunRay Park and Casino.

The highlight of the opening day card is the Inaugural Handicap, set for older Thoroughbreds competing over 6 1/2 furlongs. A field of nine was entered for the opening, which will be the ninth race of a 10-race card, headlined by multiple stakes winner Mine That Star.

A son of Kentucky-bred Pioneerof The Nile, Mine That Star is a half-brother to 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, trained by Nancy Summers and scheduled to be ridden by Kelsi Purcell for owners Judge Lanier Racing.

The return of live racing brings with it excitement for fans at the track and the hope that jockeys will pack the gates to provide attendees with a multitude of quality viewing and betting opportunities.