For the second straight year there will not be a Sunland Derby at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.
Yesterday, the state Racing Commission voted to cancel the racing season at the Sunland Park Racetrack. This means there will be no Sunland Derby. This will be the second straight year the race has been cancelled after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Concerns over the current state of Covid-19 is why this year’s race won’t happen either. The Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino is temporarily closed because of a New Mexico public health emergency order.