2021 Live racing season at SunRay Park & Casino has yet to be determined due to the ongoing concerns of COVID-19. 

Join us in TBD for several weeks full of fun and excitement, such as the famous Kentucky Derby, Hat Contest, Preakness Day, numerous partnership programs, and giveaways! Admission is free to all.  Enjoy great food and drink specials while experiencing the thrill that is only found at a live race meet!  

Always enjoy live racing year-round in our simulcast area, which features over 40 screens to watch from and coast to coast action!  


2020 Live Racing Season Update

SunRay Park & Casino live racing patrons:

The 2021 live racing season has yet to be determined. The cancellation of the 2020 season was made by the New Mexico Racing Commission.  This decision was in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor & commission members have put our employees, horsemen, and the public’s health first and have not recommended an open date for our facility.  At this time, it is in the best interest of all communities to stay safe and healthy.

2019 Live Racing Images

SunRay Grandstands
Starting Gates
National Anthem Singer
Live Race
Crossing the finish line
Live Race
Kentucky Derby
Hat Contest
Hat Contest
Kentucky Derby
Another day at the track
Violinist plays National Anthem
Aztec Strong '19
End of race

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Per Governor Grisham's request and recommendations of public health experts regarding COVID-19, we’ve announced the temporary closure of our facility till further notice.

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