New Mexico taking tougher stance on clenbuterol: Daily Racing Form 6/28/18

By: Mary Rampellini The New Mexico Racing Commission announced late Thursday the bronchodilator clenbuterol will now be classified as a Class 3 controlled substance in the state in a move that enables criminal prosecution of horsemen found to be illegally in possession of the drug. The agency worked with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy

Four Quarter Horses Fail New Hair Testing in New Mexico: The Bloodhorse 08/07/17

Press Release: Of the first six Quarter Horses subjected to out-of-competition testing using horse hair analysis in New Mexico, four tested positive for Clenbuterol. The New Mexico Racing Commission put a new rule in place July 1 allowing for the testing of horse hair and state investigator Leasa Johnson and contract veterinarian Alan Chastain began collecting

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

Grab the Big Hammer: The Blood Horse 2/25/15

RMTC By Eric Mitchell Finding a way to toughen sanctions against trainers who repeatedly break drug-use rules is one of the most important aspects of the National Uniform Medication program. Unfortunately, adoption of the multiple medication violation reform program, which is part of the unification effort, seems to be moving much more slowly than adoption