Wranglers catch horses running loose in northeast Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A couple of horses were on the loose in northeast Albuquerque early Tuesday morning. Two horses were running down San Pablo near Marble as Albuquerque Police Department units followed them.

According to APD, the horses escaped from EXPO New Mexico. Police said the horses were running around the area for about half an hour. Some horse wranglers from the fairgrounds were finally able to rope the horses around 5:00 a.m in one family’s driveway.

“I’m still surprised that two horses would show up, and then we would have 15 cops outside our house trying to get them together, harness them, put them in their cages,” said Maxx Mari Cordero.

Cordero said the horses were calm for the most part and said it took police about 15 minutes to wrangle them up and put them in their trailers.  A spokesperson with Expo New Mexico said they are not responsible for the horses, he told us it’s the responsibility of the Albuquerque Downs which uses Expo’s stables.

Albuquerque police said they got reports the horses are expensive show horses, but the racing manager for the Downs would not confirm whether they were show or race horses. No one was hurt during the escape, including the horses.

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