Sunland Park Earns Reaccreditation From NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA.Com 3/20/17

By: NTRA Contact: Joan Lawrence, NTRA Communications, (646) 335-6833, Contact: Dustin A. Dix – Director of Racing Operations, (575) 874-5200, SUNLAND PARK EARNS REACCREDITATION FROM NTRA SAFETY & INTEGRITY ALLIANCE LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 20, 2017) – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from

NM Meeting Designed to Bring About Change: Blood-Horse 8/3/16

By: Tom LaMarra The New Mexico racing and breeding industry recently held the first of what could become a regular series of meetings to address common issues, including equine medication and drug testing protocol. The meeting was organized by New Mexico Horse Breeders president Ralph Vincent and moderated by Dr. Dionne Benson, executive director of

N.M. Plans Added Out-of-Competition Testing: The Blood-Horse 4/26/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The New Mexico Racing Commission immediately will begin enhanced out-of-competition testing at SunRay Park in Farmington as the state regulator launches an enhanced effort to halt cheating. The NMRC announced enhanced out-of-competition testing at its April 21 monthly meeting. The regulator said New Mexico Administrative code allows for the NMRC to conduct, without

Willis to Chair New Mexico Racing Commission: The Blood-Horse 2/11/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The New Mexico Racing Commission has elected Ray Willis of Roswell to serve as its chairman. Willis replaces Robert Doughty III of Albuquerque, who will remain on the commission. A native of Luling, Texas, Willis has been actively involved in New Mexico's horse racing industry as an owner and breeder since 1981.

Horse trainer suspended in Sunland Park doping case: Las Cruces Sun-News 8/12/15

By: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE >> A horse trainer faces a one-year suspension and $6,000 in fines after two of his horses tested positive for drugs earlier this year at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. The Albuquerque Journal reports that rulings recently posted on the New Mexico Racing Commission's website show that Salvador Soto trained

New Mexico Commission Bans Clenbuterol: The Paulick Repot 7/22/15

By Ray Paulick The New Mexico Racing Commission in a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday voted to temporarily suspend the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol in Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, effective Thursday, July 23. The ban on the drug, which is designed to treat breathing problems but has been abused by some horsemen because of