By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun
Shawn Davis of Tucumcari and eight other horsemen from Quay County are setting their sights on The Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Race of September 2007.
Entered as Team Liberty, they will be one of the inaugural teams riding in the first race. The 13-day event from Sept. 3 through Sept. 13, 2007 will be from Santa Fe to Independence, Mo.
The race will be 550 miles over 11 days.
Rob Phillips is now race village coordinator and has been instrumental in organizing the organizers. Jim Gray is trail coordinator. Ray Randall is head veterinarian. Courtney Hart is ride manager and Dean Jackson is alternate ride manager.
The organizers have met with and are hoping to get the event sanctioned by the American Endurance Racing Association.