New Mexico Regulator Moves Toward Ban of Albuterol: BloodHorse 1/28/19

BloodHorse Staff: Believing improper use of albuterol has gone up since clenbuterol was banned from racing in the state, the New Mexico Racing Commission is moving toward a ban of albuterol. The NMRC Rules and Medication Committee voted Jan. 16 to make albuterol a "zero tolerance" drug in the state, in both Quarter Horse and

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

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.