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Author Archives: Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

Materiality, right, heads to victory in the Florida Derby with jockey John Velazquez last month. The colt is owned by Alto Racing, a group of New Mexicans, including former New Mexico Racing Commission chairman Gil Moutray and his neighbor Eddie Harrell. (Courtesy of Brian Caputo)

New Mexico horse owners have a date in Churchill Downs

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

About six years ago, in a home in the Lincoln National Forest, surrounded by bears and elk, in country that was once the haunting ground of outlaws, two men talked horses.

NBA coach of the year has New Mexico ties

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

Mike Budenholzer, the NBA’s best coach this 2014-15 season, works for the Hawks of big-city Atlanta, …

Spring racing back at Downs at Albuquerque

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

The Downs at Albuquerque has a winding history when it comes to spring racing.

Lobo men’s soccer team to play at Taos’ Eco Park

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team makes its annual trek north to Taos on Saturday – a climb to 7,000 feet to play on a FIFA graded field.

UNM's Carlos Wiggins returns the ball during a game against Wyoming in November. The wide receiver is gearing up for his senior season with the Lobos after being injured last year. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Wiggins preps for his senior season

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

Today the Wiggins family of Plano, Texas, will conduct a group text.

Hall of Fame jockey Martin dies

By Journal Reports

RUIDOSO DOWNS —Hall of Fame jockey Jacky Martin died Saturday in his home in Tulsa, Okla., after being paralyzed in… more »

Ed Johnson: Lobos try to stay above rising tide

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

The March winds of 2006 brought to our doorstep Paul Krebs, a fresh-faced 49-year-old Cleveland Indians fan from Canfield, Ohio, home of that state’s largest fair.