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  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 1 day ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 1 day ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 1 day ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 1 day ago
  • There will be a carryover of $59,132 when racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos.Posted 1 day ago
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HRN Original Blog:
New Mexico
Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012
As we rapidly approach the end of the 2012 Zia Park racing season and glance ahead to the upcoming Sunland Park season, I’m hoping to jump back on the beam as well and provide you with some insights on the racing scene here in the “Land of Enchantment.” Let’s get after it right now with one of the highlights of the thoroughbred racing season here in Hobbs, and that’s Saturday’s $150,000 Zia Park Derby, which will go as the 10th race of a strong 11-race card.
Posted Friday, May 11, 2012
Recent media exposure on the “issues” in the sport of racing have caused a ripple effect, both in the executive offices of tracks across America, and on the backstretches of those tracks.
Posted Thursday, April 19, 2012
A 15-year journey through the highs and lows of radio brings "The Fast Track" to an exciting new place. We hope you'll come with us.
Posted Sunday, April 15, 2012
The 14th season of live racing is set to open this weekend....
Posted Sunday, April 01, 2012
Recent articles have made it necessary to speak up... not so much in defense of the industry, although clearly it needs some defending. This is necessary because it is time someone do something to see that the next great "cover story" on racing doesn't involve the worst of all ramifications.
Posted Sunday, March 25, 2012
Daddy Nose Best took advantage of a wicked speed duel before rallying down the center of the track and winning the $800,000 Sunland Derby.
Posted Saturday, March 24, 2012
Some great racing and some pretty solid betting opportunities sprinkled throughout the Sunday card. Here's my full card selections for the day. Good luck at the races.
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2012
Though Bob Baffert might feel like the Sunland Derby is a bit like an island he can't conquer. He's been well-beaten his last two trips to Sunland for the track's richest race. He tries again with a horse who may well be one of his top contenders for the May 5 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Sunday, February 26, 2012
“Tis no sin to be tempted, but to be overcome.” William Penn
Posted Tuesday, February 07, 2012
While I question the logic of HBO in putting the second episode of “Luck” on the same night of the Super Bowl, I admittedly did enjoy having the time to watch the episode without the distractions, and stats, and highlights of football’s grand finale running through my head.
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MEET STEVE BORTSTEIN

I have had the pleasure of seeing the business of racing from several unique angles.

As a writer, I enjoy the time spent with horsemen, interviewing some of the most amazing people the sport has to offer.

As a radio talk show host, I get to hear the excitement of the jockey moments after winning a big race and the thunderous noise of a live crowd growing louder as the stretch run gets closer to completion.

As a paddock show host, I see the horses, not just as numbers and statistics on a sheet of paper, but as strong, incredible, vulnerable and energetic animals, capable of either being brilliant or chaotic as any animal at any given moment.

I have been covering the sport of horse racing for nearly 20 years, starting as a young, roving reporter in Southern California before moving to New Mexico in 2002.

I have had the extreme pleasure of watching the sport of kings thrive and succeed here in the Land of Enchantment.

In addition to the incredible quarter horse talent on display here on a daily basis, we’re also blessed to be the home state of record-setter Peppers Pride as well as one of the biggest longshot winners in Kentucky Derby history, Mine That Bird.

I’ll be here frequently offering reports and selections on races throughout the state of New Mexico, from Sunland to Zia, from Albuquerque to Ruidoso, and from my hometown track of SunRay Park and Casino, where I work as paddock show host when I am not doing my “other” job as a radio talk show host on FOX SPORTS AM1340.

Please feel free to let me know if you like or dislike what you see here. I firmly believe you learn something new every day in this sport, so if you have something to teach me, feel free to let me know.

I hope you enjoy the work here and throughout the pages of Horse Racing Nation. I’m proud to be a new member of this extraordinary family.